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What are you thankful for?

There is a lot to be thankful for in Pagosa Country. We asked SUN readers and Facebook friends what they were thankful for this Thanksgiving and the responses were overwhelming.…

School board should prioritize transparency in hiring superintendent

Archuleta School District’s (ASD) search for a new superintendent started out in a positive, progressive and promising manner. We had expectations of inclusiveness and transparency in the process; however, in…

Help needed for Veterans Day breakfast

Monday will mark the 19th consecutive year for the Pagosa Springs Middle School’s eighth-grade class to host a breakfast to honor and thank the veterans of Archuleta County for their…

Urban renewal authority decision

On Tuesday, Nov. 5, the Pagosa Springs Town Council will hold a public hearing to consider whether or not to form an urban renewal authority (URA). If approved, a URA…

Make your vote count

Voters have a couple of questions to consider on Election Day. The following is how we’ll cast our vote and why. Proposition CC: No. Proposition CC would allow the state…

Heroes, tragedies and losses

Within seconds, Electra Churchill dialed 911 for help. She was trapped in the structure that exploded and burst into flames in the Timber Ridge Ranch subdivision on Friday. She heroically…

Guest Editorial: First Amendment binds all American freedoms

The SUN is running this editorial in honor of National Newspaper Week. Freedom of the press, of speech, of religion, of assembly and to petition the government are woven, like…

Homecoming traditions

Friday night will be all about food, football and friendship at Golden Peak Stadium. Pagosa Springs High School’s (PSHS) annual homecoming celebration has been a fun weeklong celebration of Pirate…

Celebrating another year of bringing you the news

Inside The Pagosa Springs SUN’s newspaper office, you will find a wealth of history in a place that we call “the morgue.” The morgue is full of “dead” newspapers. Those…

Controlled burns: A little inconvenience for a lot of good

Smoke was prevalent throughout most of Archuleta County this past week. Thankfully, the somewhat suffocating smoke came from prescribed burns in the region and not from a truly devastating and…