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County’s unemployment drops another .3 percent in October

With Veterans Day on Nov. 11, Gov. John Hickenlooper issued a proclamation earlier this month declaring November as “Hire A Veteran Month,” and the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment…

Heart and soul in the wisdom scriptures

By Jeff Smith Special to The PREVIEW There is a work of heart and soul. Wisdom scriptures help with that. Someone once told me that the Book of Proverbs in…

A Unitarian Universalist missionary’s journey

By Jean Strahlendorf Special to The PREVIEW On Nov. 30, John Bush will speak to the Pagosa Unitarian Universalist Fellowship on the mission of Unitarian Universalists, with an emphasis on…

Commissioners approve courthouse re-roofing project

The Archuleta County Courthouse roof will soon be under construction, to the tune of nearly $250,000. A portion of the courthouse roof over the courts and probation office was redone…

Town approves hiring HR/records clerk

The Pagosa Springs Town Council voted last week to hire a new human resources/records clerk, but the debate lasted for over an hour and, in the end, the decision was…

Avoid foodborne illness during the holidays by safely handling and cooking food

By Therese Pilonetti Special to The PREVIEW The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is reminding Coloradans to keep their families safe from foodborne illness this holiday season by…

VA reps to answer questions on Veterans Choice Program

By Larry Jelinek Special to The SUN Area veterans who are in the VA health care system are beginning to receive their Veterans Choice Cards. Raymond Taylor, veteran service officer…

Our thanks to special people at Thanksgiving

The staff at your library are thankful all year around for so many people who make our jobs easier and our service better for our patrons. On this Thanksgiving weekend,…

William Michael Rich

William Michael Rich

William Michael Rich was born Jan. 16, 1954, in Great Lakes, Ill. Bill was very tiny; he and his twin brother, Rick, were three months early. Bill was a happy…

The 9th Calvary and the Meeker Massacre

The 9th Calvary and the Meeker Massacre

One of the worst defeats suffered by the frontier Army occurred on Sept. 29, 1879, at Meeker, Colo. On that date, Chief Douglas of the Northern Utes and a group…