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Pagosa Springs Profile

Courtesy of Jim Smith Realty


Situated at the junction of two major highways, Pagosa Springs is within easy driving distance of several major cities, yet still isolated from the hustle and bustle of urban life. Take a five-minute drive from Pagosa in any direction to find the natural beauty and wilderness that makes this area so unique.
Distance to Major Cities
Durango........................61 miles
Cortez.........................110 miles
Denver........................270 miles
Farmington, NM...........95 miles
Santa Fe, NM..............163 miles
Albuquerque, NM.......212 miles
Phoenix, AZ................501 miles
Oklahoma City, OK.....654 miles
Dallas, TX..................658 miles

Elevation: 7,079 Feet


Year Town County
1980 1,331 3,664
1990 1,207 4,138
1997 1,300 7,785
1998 1,765 8,450
1999 1,900 9,600
2000 1,900 10,100
2001 1,591 10,659

Major Industry: Tourism

Sales Tax Revenue
2001 Retail Sales Tax Revenue: $5,128,587

Labor Force and Employment - Archuleta County

Year Labor Force Unemployment Rate
1998 4097 200 4.9%
1999 4561 177 3.9%
2000 4680 152 3.2%
2000 4744 204 4.3%

Contact the following addresses for rates:

Source: La Plata Electric
P. O. Box 305
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
(970) 264-4171

Source: Kinder-Morgan
P. O. Box 505
457 Lewis Street
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
(970) 264-2192

Source: Century Telephone Company
P. O. Box 359
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
(800) 225-2594

Source: Pagosa Area Water and Sanitation District
P. O. Drawer 4610
Pagosa Springs, CO 81157
(970) 731-2691

For Pagosa Lakes Area
Source: Pagosa Area Water and Sanitation District
P. O. Drawer 4610
Pagosa Springs, CO 81157
(970) 731-2691

For Town of Pagosa Springs
Source: Town Hall
P. O. Box 1859
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
(970) 264-4151

Waste Management
Source: Waste Management
1041 CR 500
P. O. Box 187
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
(970) 264-5622

Source:At Your Disposal
P.O. Box 5907
(970) 264-4891


Air: Stevens Field, Archuleta County Airport has the capacity for commuter aircraft, private planes and light cargo planes. Durango-La Plata County Airport (56 miles west) is a commercial airport serviced by several airlines.

Truck: Several common carriers provide service to the Archuleta county area. Major carriers have daily pick-up and delivery throughout the county. Some major carriers are: NW Transport Service, UPS, Yellow Freight, Federal Express, and Landstar Inway, RAC Transport, NW Transport Service

Climate Data (2000)

Average Temperatures:
January High 43.5°F | Low 11.8°F
July High 79.0°F | Low 51.3°F
Annual Rainfall: 20.21"
Annual Snowfall: 101.20"
Annual Snowfall @ Wolf Creek: 465"
Growing Season: Averages 90-95 days


Personal Income Tax: 5%
Sales and Use Tax:
3% State and 4% County
County tax revenue is divided between Archuleta County and Pagosa Springs.
Corporate Income Tax: 5.0%

Miscellaneous Information
Area within city limits: 8 square miles
Area within county: 1,364 square miles
Number of Churches: 20
Town Government: Town Council with elected mayor and six trustees elected for alternating four-year terms, appointed Town Administrator.
County Government: Three county commissioners elected for alternating four-year terms.
Primary Source of Town & County Revenue: Retail sales, property taxes and charges for services.
Median Houshold Income: (2000) $29,738
Library: Ruby Sisson Memorial Library.
Major Newspaper: The Pagosa Springs SUN:(970) 264-2100
Radio Station: KWUF AM-1400, FM-106.3, Public Radio KSUT 105.3 FM from Ignacio
Television: Cable TV available in certain areas. Albuquerque stations received via translators.
Major Banks: Bank of the San Juans, Burns Bank, Citizens Bank, Wells Fargo, Rio Grande Savings and Loan, and Vectra Bank, Bank of Colorado

School Enrollment (2000-2002) 1,557
Elementary: 809
Jr. High: 240
High School: 508
Archuleta County Education Center, Inc.:
Basic and continuing education for adults, age 16 and over, GED High School Diploma, higher educational courses. See the articles on schools in this magazine.

Medical Services
Pagosa Springs has a critical care hospital - the Pagosa Mountain Hospital plus two family medical clinics that are staffed by MDs and Nurse Practitioners. The Dr. Mary Fisher Medical and Urgent Care Center, completed summer 1996, is a joint effort by the Upper San Juan Hospital district and the Dr. Mary Fisher Center. A portion of the facility operates as a family medical clinic and the balance functions as an emergency center. A heli-pad is also a part of the new medical facility. Serious emergencies are transported by ambulance or helicopter, generally to Mercy Medical Center in Durango or San Juan Regional Hospital in Farmington, New Mexico. A well-trained staff of professional EMTs provides 24 hour, 7 day a week, on call service. Pagosa Springs also has several dentists, optometrists, chiropractors, physical therapy clinics and natural healing offices.

Employment: Durango Job Service, 489 Florida Road, Durango, CO 81301
Phone: (970) 247-0308
For more information contact:
Pagosa Springs Area Chamber of Commerce - P. O. Box 787,
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147

For further information on relocating your business, contact:
Mike Alley,
Business Development Representative
Archuleta Economic
Development Association
P.O. Box 305, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
Ph: (970)731-1443



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