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Fourth of July parade: A hometown tradition

The streets of downtown Pagosa Springs were lined with row after row of friends, neighbors and visitors who came out to celebrate the Fourth of July parade in a way…

Stealing words

It was less than a week from the day that five staff members at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Md., were shot to death that The SUN received a…

Fourth of July celebration

Thousands of people flock to Pagosa Country every Independence Day to participate in the many unique and traditional Fourth of July festivities. The full version of this story is available…

Short-term rentals

Communities around the United States are finding themselves dealing with the trend of short-term rentals (STRs). Archuleta County is no different. The full version of this story is available in…

Governor kudos

On May 4, The Pagosa Springs SUN sent a letter to Gov. John Hickenlooper requesting that he veto Senate Bill 18-156, “Concerning the Publication of Fiscal Information by a County.”…

Fire response

Sunday’s severe thunderstorms brought 350-400 lightning strikes and an unbelievable 22 fires to Pagosa Country. We owe a great debt to our firefighters, first responders, law enforcement, dispatch staff and…

What will your story be?

Members of Pagosa Springs High School’s class of 2018 will walk across the stage to accept their diplomas Saturday. In doing so, they will close out the final chapter of…

They made the sacrifice

On Nov. 9, 2010, 2nd Lt. Robert M. Kelly, 29, stepped on a land mine while leading a platoon of Marines in southern Afghanistan. He was killed instantly. The full…

Preserve our public lands

The third Saturday in May is recognized as Colorado Public Lands Day, a day to celebrate our public lands. Public land in Colorado is central to our economy and our…

Thank a teacher

Do you remember your favorite teacher? I will never forget my first-grade teacher, Mrs. Jones. My favorite memory is her telling me that she hoped I would be in her…