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Take action against hunger at home

Hunger is more than just “somewhere else.” Hunger could be your neighbor, your classmate, your co-worker, your friend. Hunger isn’t always obvious. According to Feeding America, one in five children…

It’s time to stay in the cave

Editor’s note: Nobody could say it better than former SUN editor Karl Isberg. The following editorial was printed in October 2012.  It’s that time of the year. School is back…

A journey, a dream

“Within 48 hours, the first Four Corners Folk Festival will be in full swing. And who better to act as guide through a journey that will take us from the…

Our hospital needs your support

No one looks forward to a trip to the Pagosa Springs Medical Center’s emergency room (ER). Yet many of us have spent a little time there. No matter what the…

Do you have what it takes to serve on the school board?

With three positions open on the Archuleta School District (ASD)board and only two petitions submitted, we pondered why someone would want to serve as a director. We surveyed community members,…

Symposium: Responsibly stewarding our natural resources

Archuleta County is well known for being a progressive leader in exploring alternative energy. The efforts of Renewable Forest Energy LLC — a company planning a “gasification” power plant —…

Thankful for small-town traditions

For folks who don’t have the fortune of living in a small town, it may be difficult to comprehend why our community traditions are so important. The Archuleta County 4-H…

We’ll see you at the fair!

The tents have been put up for some good, old-fashioned fun at the Archuleta County Fair. Fair activities kick off today and run through Sunday. If you are a newcomer…

Time to keep promises

When a community has as many as 150 kids going to a youth center on a Friday afternoon, many just looking for something to eat, the community has an issue…

On the right path

Trying to drive or walk through our downtown neighborhoods can be more than challenging. Driving along North 5th Street often finds vehicles dodging pedestrians who have no sidewalks to walk…