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Freedom and friends, one cup at a time

By Jeff Smith Special to The PREVIEW Years ago, a very wealthy friend of ours needed someone he could trust to clean his house. He approached my wife with an…

Seeds of Learning celebrating a birthday

Seeds of Learning celebrating a birthday

By Lynne Bridges Special to The SUN Seeds of Learning is having a birthday, and we are turning 15. In 1996, a survey conducted by Operation Healthy Communities identified the…

Mountain lion in the neighborhood? You might not know

Colorado Parks and Wildlife When people hear reports of mountain lion sightings, they naturally assume the incident must have been in the backcountry. Recent reports of mountain lion activity in…

Heart Beat Ball: Great fun for a great cause

Heart Beat Ball:  Great fun for a great cause

By Lisa Scott Special to The PREVIEW The third annual Heart Beat Ball will be held at the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 5:30–10 …

Soil compaction can cut forage yields

By Jim Smith SUN Columnist Have you ever driven by a golf course and saw the lawn crew aerating (removing plugs) in the fairways? Hopefully, you aerate your own lawn.…

Pagosa Nordic Club to host Sunset/Moonrise X-C Ski Social

By James Dickhoff Special to The SUN On Friday, Feb. 22, the Pagosa Nordic Club will host a Sunset/Moonrise Soup and Chili X-C Ski Social at the Pagosa Springs Golf…

Check out the free classes at the community center

By Traci Bishop PREVIEW Columnist Hurry into the center before free guitar classes are gone. Both beginner and intermediate classes are available and open to the public. Beginning guitar is…

The ski areas of Pagosa Springs’ past

The ski areas of Pagosa Springs’ past

By Dean Cox Special to The SUN The “ski areas” of Pagosa? Yes! Six of them: Three with rope tows, two that were walkups, and one where a historic Colorado…

County says ‘no’ to town request for bridge funds

Staff Writer Archuleta County won’t be helping to pay for a new pedestrian bridge stretching across the river at Sixth Street, despite the Town of Pagosa Springs asking for $150,000…

Happy where the music plays, and the sun don’t shine

I’m in Santa Fe. More or less against my will. Land of period knockoffs, pea-brain western art, cowboy hats without cowboys, and awkward turquoise jewelry. Pretense, N.M. I am grumbling.…