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Carrying on the tradition of the greatest Fourth of July Parade

The days are growing warmer. The San Juan River is rushing through town. Navajo Lake is filling up. Summer is just around the corner. The full version of this story…

D-Day: Following in his father’s footsteps

“D-Day was the turning point that decided the future of the world. It brought together strangers who became brothers forever. Their ultimate sacrifices and the sacrifices of those who survived…

Advice to the high school class of 2019

We asked SUN readers and Facebook friends what advice they have for the high school class of 2019 and the responses were overwhelming. The following is an unedited sampling 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. In February…

1033 investigation: The good and the bad

Several years ago, Archuleta County was scrambling to find $3 million that appeared to be missing. Our county found itself on the brink of bankruptcy. The full version of this…

LPEA should make CEO’s salary public

La Plata Electric Association Inc. (LPEA) is a cooperative owned by its members. Chances are, if you have electricity and live in Archuleta County, you are a member of the…

School board’s actions disingenuous

On April 9, the Archuleta School District (ASD) Board of Education (BOE) gave Superintendent Linda Reed a 5.56 percent raise, increasing her salary from $137,367 to $145,000 annually. That is…

Buying a mattress? Buy from a local business

We were surprised and disappointed this week to find out the Archuleta School District (ASD) contacted a mattress sales company from Colorado Springs and asked them to come to Pagosa…

1033 property investigation continues

Many people have asked for an update on the investigation into $2.6 million in county property that was purportedly unaccounted for back in February. The full version of this story…

SUN staff shines in awards contest

The 2018 Colorado Press Association Better Newspaper Contest awards were announced during the association’s 141st annual convention in Aurora on April 13. The contest was judged by industry experts in…