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A lesson in forgiveness

Today, two families mourn for the loss of loved ones in recent tragedies. The community mourns along with them. The senseless murder of father, grandfather, friend, Pagosa Springs community member…

Time to heal

This week’s front page reflects yet another week of tragedy. Since December, The SUN has reported on numerous matters that have shaken this community to its core. Dec. 14, 2017:…

Sunshine is always right

Open government is not a political platform. It is a basic American right. The political landscape is more polarized than ever and there seems to be little common ground for…

Courts: Find a solution

It’s not often that a murder trial is held in Archuleta County. A jury trial has been set for Chad Nystrom, the man accused of killing Richard “Dick” Isaacs in…

Generations of awesome Pitchers

We are deeply grateful for the snow that Mother Nature gifted us with during February. For many, many years, Pagosa Country has been dependent upon tourism. And skiers. And Wolf…

Think outside of the box

After a failed attempt to pass a sales tax increase last November to fund a detention center and sheriff’s office, the Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) has decided…

Chimney Rock needs your help

If you’ve ever visited Chimney Rock National Monument, you found yourself surrounded by some of friendliest and most helpful volunteers in Pagosa Country. The full version of this story is…

District fails when it comes to Colorado Open Meetings Law

On Monday evening, the Archuleta School District (ASD) Planning Assistance Team (PAT) met with members of the staff and Board of Education (BOE) to discuss options and funding for the…

Who will serve?

There is a real need in our community for strong leadership. We can’t remember a time in the past when there were four seats open for a town election with…

More ideas for 2018

Bryan Looper shared: “Need our county, town, and school board to get along so they can get things accomplished (New schools, new jail, new low income housing, new rec center).”…