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History lives in our cemeteries

Last spring, community volunteers came together in an effort organized by Shari Pierce with help from a group of citizens, including veterans and 4-H youth, and they cleaned the cemetery…

Live as JoJo did

He didn’t want an obituary to be written about him. I’m not surprised. He didn’t live his life in the spotlight. I was witness to the beginning of their love.…

PAWSD business must not be conducted in secret

SUN staff filed a Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) request with Pagosa Area Water and Sanitation District (PAWSD) this week following receipt of two emails substantiating that the district’s board…

Making a difference behind the scenes

For most of us, there’s at least one teacher whose name we will never forget. For me, that was my first grade teacher, Mrs. Jones. I remember how much she…

The cheapest option could cost the most

On Tuesday, April 1, town council made a decision to table Ordinance 808, authorizing execution of a lease agreement for a new Visitor Center to be located in the former…

Remove the barriers in your mind

Remove the barriers in your mind

We question the intention of a community development corporation that would label long-serving, dedicated citizens and public servants as being “barriers to progress,” but we applaud those who chose to…

Making a decision that is best for our community

Making a decision  that is best  for our community

The SUN applauds Tuesday’s decision by Town Council to table Ordinance 808 authorizing execution and delivery of a lease agreement for a new Visitor Center to be located in the…

Make your vote count

Make your vote count

“Bad officials are elected by good citizens who don’t vote.” — George Jean Nathan. Tuesday, April 8, is Election Day for the Town of Pagosa Springs. Voters have some big…

Celebrating open government

Celebrating open government

Monday was the start of Sunshine Week, a celebration of laws across the nation that open records and meetings to the public, laws that let the sun shine on the…

A worthy idea, serious questions

A worthy idea, serious questions

Former SUN editor Karl Isberg’s wisdom and concerns about the proposed recreation center are as valid today as they were when he wrote this editorial four months ago.  There are…