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One suicide is too many

“If you are that depressed, reach out to someone. And remember, suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.” — Robin Williams, “World’s Greatest Dad.” Statistics indicate that there…

Protecting Pagosa’s ridgeline views

Pagosa has seen its share of change over the years. The town’s planning commission is tasked with reviewing requests from those wanting to make changes to our community and making…

‘Fun for the Whole Herd’ at the fair

The Archuleta County Fair is already underway and runs through Sunday. The theme of this year’s celebration is, appropriately, “Fun for the Whole Herd!” Dedicated fair board members and CSU…

Providing the tools to break the cycle

There is real potential and promise to be found in a backpack stuffed with school supplies. It’s no secret that many parents cope with financial struggles every day. For them,…

Fix the intersection

For many motorists, driving from uptown to downtown has become rather challenging since the installation of the stoplight at 8th Street and U.S. 160 in 2012. There is no doubt…

In your own words

The SUN welcomes letters from readers. Letters to the Editor are the best place to voice philosophies, thoughts, opinions, possible solutions and more.  It’s a place where an individual can…

Celebrating Independence Day

Tomorrow and throughout the upcoming weekend, we will celebrate our many freedoms. Along with those freedoms, we celebrate the hard work, talent and accomplishments of our friends and neighbors when…

Guest editorial The role of newspapers in protecting free speech

Where would we be as a nation without the freedom of speech? After all, according to the annual State of the First Amendment survey, it is by far America’s favorite…

Caregivers: our better angels

“You have cancer.” Doesn’t matter what kind of cancer; doesn’t matter which doctor delivers the message. Nothing prepares you to hear the words. “You have cancer.” The statement is like…

Welcome, Rural Philanthropy Days

Pagosa Country is not new to the concept of “rural philanthropy.” When local mother of four Ann Bryant was recently diagnosed with stage four non-small cell lung cancer, the family…