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Let voters decide

Dear Editor: Dear Commissioners Maez, Wadley and Whiting, I have previously written to express my opposition to the adoption of county-wide permitting of short-term rentals. The full version of this…

Trash picker

Dear Editor: If you like to walk and enjoy the natural beauty of Pagosa, you might also like to pick up trash as you go, making your space and the…

Fire precedent

Dear Editor: I am writing in response to the closure of the local National Forests as reported previously in the Sun. The fire conditions in the area, while severe, do…

Short-term rentals

Communities around the United States are finding themselves dealing with the trend of short-term rentals (STRs). Archuleta County is no different. The full version of this story is available in…

Guns and schools

Dear Editor: John Meyer’s letter in the Sun about guns and schools is sensible. I believe when Christians did not stand up to keep prayer and Godly values in school,…

Tipton actions

On May 23, Scott Tipton posted a column on his website to set the record straight on President Trump’s request to target the CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) as part…

Inform visitors

Dear Editor: If you are employed at a business that sells firewood, charcoal or smoking materials, please inform every customer who makes such a purchase about our fire restrictions. The…

Father’s Day

Dear Editor: Found again among things my husband treasured is something called Bush’s Beatitudes. I understand that the writer was Scoutmaster for a Troop of American Indian boys: “Blessed is…

416 Fire relief

The 416 Fire is on everybody’s mind. Our community is in crisis. Everyone’s experience will be different. There are so many people working behind the scenes to make sure all…

Vacation rentals

Dear Editor: I am writing to you in support of continuing responsible short term vacation rentals in Archuleta County. I am a Colorado native (61 years old) and a City…

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