Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs: Drilling and Grant Approved for Geothermal Project

At their December meeting the Pagosa Area Geothermal Water and Power Authority (PAGWPA) formally accepted a grant for nearly $2 million from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA). According to the grant agreement, DOLA will give PAGWPA $1,986,000 from the Energy and Mineral Impact Assistance Fund “to confirm the presence of geothermal resources whereby such geothermal resources can be developed as a possible power source for the area.” The purpose of the Energy and Mineral Impact Assistance Program is to help political subdivisions that are socially or economically affected by the oil and gas industry.

December 10, 2014--Geothermal authority accepts nearly $2 million DOLA grant (Pagosa Springs Sun)

The Pagosa Area Geothermal Water and Power Authority (PAGWPA) met Monday morning to formally accept a grant for nearly $2 million from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA).


August 8, 2014--Geothermal in Pagosa Springs (Mountain Town News)

Nobody doubts that the Colorado town of Pagosa Springs has hot water. It bubbles to the surface at around 140 degrees and in quantities sufficient to sustain a large commercial spa and several more public pools along the San Juan River.


HB 14-1222

Governor Hickenlooper signed a bill on May 30th in Pagosa Springs that is designed to boost geothermal energy use in Colorado. House Bill 14-1222, sponsored by Rep. Mike McLachlan (D-Durango), provides an incentive for investments in Colorado’s growing geothermal industry by reducing the threshold at which a county may issue bonds for the construction or expansion of a geothermal project from $1 million to $500,000. The bill also extends the repayment period for the bonds from 10 to 15 years.


June 5, 2014--Governor signs geothermal bill in Pagosa (Pagosa Springs Sun)

Gov. John Hickenlooper traveled to Pagosa Springs last Friday, May 30, to sign a bill designed to boost geothermal energy use in Colorado. House Bill 14-1222, sponsored by Rep.


April 25, 2014--Power authority formed (Pagosa Springs Sun)

With votes officially in the books by the Town of Pagosa Springs and Archuleta County, the Pagosa Area Geothermal Water and Power Authority has officially been formed — another step toward geothermal energy production in Archuleta County.


Pagosa Springs Geothermal Hotsprings

Did you know that Southwest Colorado, Pagosa Springs to be precise, is home to the world’s deepest geothermal hot springs and is now liste


December 26, 2013--Town considers funds for geothermal research (Pagosa Springs Sun)

The Town of Pagosa Springs council met in executive session with town attorney Bob Cole last Thursday, Dec. 19, with the topic of conversation centering on matters involving funding for a possible geothermal electric utility. According to town manager David Mitchem, council gave Cole instruction during the executive session.


October 4, 2013--Proposal made for geothermal power plant (Pagosa Springs Sun)

Kirsten Skeehan and Jerry Smith from Pagosa Verde, along with Ed Morlan from the Region 9 Economic Development District of Southwest Colorado, were on hand at the Pagosa Springs town council meeting to explain their plans for creating a new utility company that would use geothermal energy to produce electricity locally.


April 17, 2013--Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership to make public presentation (Pagosa Daily Post)

The Pagosa Springs Community Development Corporation (CDC) is pleased to announce that Kathy Keyes and Sally High of the Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership (GGP) will join our monthly public meeting, Monday, May 6 at 5:30pm at the Quality Resort to present a project overview, status and next steps. This is a continuation of a spring series on renewable energy — one of our future econo


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