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1033 investigation: The good and the bad

Several years ago, Archuleta County was scrambling to find $3 million that appeared to be missing. Our county found itself on the brink of bankruptcy. The full version of this…

LPEA should make CEO’s salary public

La Plata Electric Association Inc. (LPEA) is a cooperative owned by its members. Chances are, if you have electricity and live in Archuleta County, you are a member of the…

School board’s actions disingenuous

On April 9, the Archuleta School District (ASD) Board of Education (BOE) gave Superintendent Linda Reed a 5.56 percent raise, increasing her salary from $137,367 to $145,000 annually. That is…

Buying a mattress? Buy from a local business

We were surprised and disappointed this week to find out the Archuleta School District (ASD) contacted a mattress sales company from Colorado Springs and asked them to come to Pagosa…

1033 property investigation continues

Many people have asked for an update on the investigation into $2.6 million in county property that was purportedly unaccounted for back in February. The full version of this story…

SUN staff shines in awards contest

The 2018 Colorado Press Association Better Newspaper Contest awards were announced during the association’s 141st annual convention in Aurora on April 13. The contest was judged by industry experts in…

Move over: It’s the law

The vehicle didn’t slow down. It did not even move over as it approached Pagosa Springs Police Department Lt. Brooks Brown in the darkness last Tuesday night. The full version…

Springtime, mud and more potholes

It’s definitely springtime in the Rockies. Our road had just about dried up last week, so we washed the car on Friday. Then, it snowed 6 inches on Sunday at…

A horrific death

Many people witnessed the horrific incident that led to the death of a puppy on March 9. The incident started at the intersection of North Pagosa Boulevard and U.S. 160…

Fish fry and ‘Footloose’ on a Friday night

The Knights of Columbus Fish Fry gets underway at 5 p.m. Friday evening at the Parish Hall, so you can time it just right to support the Knights’ fundraising efforts…

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