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Sexual assault: Become part of the solution

By Terri Lynn Oldham House On Tuesday, both Archuleta County and the Town of Pagosa Springs approved proclamations recognizing the month of April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Rise Above…

Clean up Pagosa, adopt a road

By Terri Lynn Oldham House Driving to work recently, we passed a box spring and mattress set that someone had discarded in the ditch.  The full version of this story…

School board misses out on a lesson

By Terri Lynn Oldham House  On Nov. 14, 2019, The SUN urged the Archuleta School District’s (ASD) Board of Education (BOE) to keep the hiring of its next superintendent a…

The wins and losses of a championship season

By Terri Lynn Oldham House At the beginning of the school year, it remained uncertain if Pagosa Springs High School (PSHS) would have a wrestling season.  COVID-19 cases had spiked…

This pandemic is not over

By Terri Lynn Oldham House What a year it has been.  On Feb. 26, 2020, Dr. Rhonda Webb, CEO of Upper San Juan Health Service District, activated the district’s emergency…

Public comment: short-term rentals

By Terri Lynn Oldham House We were disappointed last week when we tuned into the Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners’ Tuesday meeting to witness some 90 people in attendance…

Fraudulent unemployment claims

By Terri Lynn Oldham House  Last week, we received our first fraudulent unemployment insurance (UI) claim at The SUN. Archuleta School District has had about 20 fraudulent claims; Archuleta County…

Public meetings should have virtual options

By Terri Lynn Oldham House A December meeting of the Handforth parish council in England turned to chaos, with the clerk of the council, Jackie Weaver, eventually kicking out the…

Guest Editorial: Celebrating our wetlands

By Keith Bruno Audubon Rockies Swamps, wet meadows, floodplains, bottomlands, bogs, freshwater and saltwater marshes, places where the water stands still and the soil becomes inundated to the point of…

Writers on the Range: Who calls the shots on the Colorado River?

By Dave Marston PREVIEW Columnist If there’s a dominant force in the Colorado River Basin these days, it’s the Walton Family Foundation, flush with close to $5 billion to give…

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