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Keep the sun shining on local government

Wouldn’t it be great if everyone embraced the notion of open government? Over the past year, local boards have been called out in this editorial space for violation of the…

Wolf Creek Ski Area celebrates 75 years

Wolf Creek Ski Area (WCSA) is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. The ski area first opened on Feb. 7, 1939. In the Friday, Oct. 14, 1939, edition of The…

SUN wins top awards

For the fourth year in a row, The Pagosa Springs SUN has been awarded the highest honor that a weekly newspaper can receive in Colorado — General Excellence. The staff…

Volunteers: The heart of our community

For many people, plunging into the icy cold waters of the San Juan River in the dead of winter — even the mildest of winters — is unfathomable. Yet, during…

Clean up our act

A reader stopped by the office last week to share his concerns about trash overflowing a dumpster at a local business. The trash was spilling all over the parking lot…

Empty Bowls feeds our souls

Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to fight hunger. For six years, Pagosa Springs Elementary School has kicked off the local Empty Bowls effort with World Food Day on…

A work in progress

We’ve come a long way from last March, when directors of the Pagosa Springs Community Development Corporation (CDC) made a presentation labeling several long-serving, dedicated citizens and public servants as…

PAWSD board overflows with dysfunction

Just when we thought things at the Pagosa Area Water and Sanitation District (PAWSD) couldn’t get more dysfunctional — they did. Last spring, SUN staff filed a Colorado Open Records…

Winter storm: A job well done

This week’s storm brought back memories of the winters that longtime Pagosans experienced in “the good old days.” There was enough snow for school officials to cancel classes for the…

The year 2014 in review: September through December

2014 was a busy and interesting year in Pagosa Country. There was no want for controversial issues, no lack of interesting news events to keep SUN readers focused on local…