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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…

Weathering the storm

Weathering the storm

Sunday morning, as many of us were snuggling deeper under the blankets, area utility workers were heading out to combat the effects of the heavy, wet snow from the year’s…

Awards, honors, kudos and reminders

Awards, honors,  kudos and reminders

There were so many things to address in this week’s editorial that I opted to give you snippets of some items that deserve being noted: • Back in the ‘80s,…

Small town residents depend on their community paper

Small town residents depend on their community paper

Guest Editorial Two-thirds of residents in small towns across America depend upon their local newspaper for news and information, according to the National Newspaper Association’s most recent newspaper readership survey.…

A public process?

A public process?

What is wrong with a letter being written by Archuleta County to the Town of Pagosa Springs concerning sales tax? The problem is with the process. Two commissioners saw the…

Let history set an example

Let history set an example

Twenty-five years ago today, on Monday, Feb. 6, 1989, the Ruby M. Sisson Memorial Library opened for business. The previous library facility was located in the old Town Hall building…

Where’s the ‘good news’?

Where’s the ‘good news’?

Someone questioned the need for our newspaper to communicate the “good news” of our community last week. I pulled out my copy of The SUN that was published that day…

A breach of contract

A breach of contract

At today’s meeting of the Pagosa Springs Town Council, the town manager will be asking council to change his current employee agreement to allow for a $1,200 monthly housing allowance…