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Lessons learned

We were gifted some beautiful chokecherries a few weeks ago, so we decided to try our hand at canning jelly. We had some bushes in the neighborhood that were loaded…

A trooper and a hero

Colorado State Patrol Trooper Scott Fenwick’s actions on Monday were nothing less than heroic. Fenwick was patrolling on Wolf Creek Pass when he noticed a motor home having difficulties with…

Keep information public

Last month, through a Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) request, The SUN asked that Archuleta School District (ASD) release the details of a settlement pertaining to a 2017 case filed…

We are not your enemy

The ongoing rhetoric from President Donald Trump calling out the news media as “the enemy of the people” is deeply concerning. We are not your enemy. We are your ally.…

Jail: Make a decision

Following a loss at the polls last November, the Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) convened a work session to gather community input on how the county should move…

Keep our citizens informed

In June, The SUN became aware that the Facilities and Campaign Committee had been formed by the county to take a look at last November’s failed ballot issue for a…

District’s spending questioned

On April 24, The SUN sent the following email to the San Juan Water Conservancy District (SJWCD) board members pertaining to the district’s Application for Exemption From Audit. The full…

‘Barn To Be Wild’ at the fair

The 67th annual Archuleta County Fair kicks off just two weeks from today, running Aug. 2 through 5. Dedicated fair board members and CSU Extension staff have been putting in…

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…