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Trust the process

This week’s Legacies column takes us back 75 years ago to the April 3, 1952, edition of The Pagosa Springs SUN. “Pagosa Springs will not have a town election this…

We get letters

“I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” — Evelyn Beatrice Hall. The Letters to the Editor pages provide a…

Move open records act into digital age

When the Fort Collins Coloradoan requested Colorado State University’s database of salaries, CSU pointed the newspaper to 145 printed pages on file at the university’s library. The Coloradoan undertook a…

It’s your right; it’s your business

Editor’s note: This editorial is printed in recognition of Sunshine Week, which is celebrated March 12-18. Every action of government is your business. Every document held in government halls is…

Charting the right course

In 1988, Albert Shanker, the president of the American Federation of Teachers, proposed a new type of publicly funded school — charter schools. The schools would be under a charter…

School board lessons

The Tuesday, Feb. 14, Archuleta School District (ASD) Board of Education meeting turned into a lesson on the Colorado Open Meetings Law. Toward the end of the meeting, Superintendent Linda…

What is there to hide?

“In the three-commissioner system we currently have, there is no real opportunity to ‘build’ consensus or coalition without violating open meetings laws.” We were surprised and disappointed to read the…

WinterFest: It will cure what ails you

Tired of shoveling snow? Are you out of places to put the piles of white stuff ? Can you even see out your windows? The full version of this story…

Citizen of the Year

The Pagosa Springs Area Chamber of Commerce seeks nominations each year for a person who has contributed in a special way to the community with measurable results, who has demonstrated…

What should change?

A few weeks ago, we asked readers to share their ideas for the changes they wanted to see in the community during 2017. The list was so long that we…