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Wrestlers battle at Farmington, travel to Columbine

Wrestlers battle at Farmington, travel to Columbine

Staff Writer The 2012-2013 Pirate wrestling season got underway last Saturday at a dual meet tournament in Farmington, N.M. and the Pagosans fared well with a short-handed team. The Pirates…

Bring everything into the light

Bring everything into the light

Elected officials need a reminder now and then: Public business must be conducted in public. It is the law. Doing business in public is not a magnanimous gesture made by…

Season begins Saturday for Pirate wrestlers

Staff Writer Let the battles begin. High school wrestling action begins in earnest Saturday as the Pirates travel to Farmington for a dual meet tournament to kick off the 2012-2013…

Plan your (last) menu for Dec. 21

Some situations sharpen the appetite better than others. You’ve experienced this, haven’t you? Senses are piqued, perceptions are expanded, every aspect of being is enlivened, made electric, distinct. Food tastes…

Wrestlers tuning up for Farmington tourney

With one week of practice remaining before the season’s first meet, Pirate grapplers remain hard at work in the wrestling room, learning and perfecting techniques and vying for spots on…

Pirate wrestlers back on the mat

Staff Writer The Pirate wrestling team held its first practice Nov. 9, and with many athletes leaving town during an extended Thanksgiving break, the full squad has little time to…

The wrong kind of promise

The wrong kind of promise

You can’t buy votes. It’s against the law in Colorado to promise payment or contributions to an elector. No matter how subtle the offer. “1-13-720.  Unlawfully giving or promising money…

It’s time to stay in the cave

It’s time to stay in the cave

It’s that time of the year. School is back in session, the kids are in class and a familiar beast is sure to rear its ugly head. The parent beast…

Democracy in the balance

Democracy in the balance

This space has been used many times to exhort Pagosans, particularly young residents, to register to vote and to exercise the right. We continue to do so, with an Oct.…

Non-profits do some heavy lifting

Non-profits do some heavy lifting

When it comes to nonprofits doing some heavy lifting in Pagosa Country, the list is long. Delete the familiar organizations that tend to the needs of individuals and specific groups,…