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Nothing to hide

Why should you care if your elected officials are holding closed-door meetings? Public business must be conducted in public. That is the law. In recent months, questionable executive sessions have…

Elected officials give thanks

For this Thanksgiving issue, we reached out to our elected officials who head up local boards to share what they are most thankful for this Thanksgiving. Town of Pagosa Springs…

Small can be big

Spending money in our community is a good practice. When you shop locally, your tax dollars have local benefits. There is more money for local parks, community improvements and public…

In a pickle

If it weren’t for pickles, Christopher Columbus may never have “discovered” America. In his 1492 voyage, Columbus rationed pickles to keep his sailors from getting scurvy. They even grew cucumbers…

Serving up more than a free breakfast

Next Wednesday, Nov. 11, Pagosa Springs Middle School’s eighth-grade students will host the 15th Annual Veterans Day Breakfast to honor and thank the veterans of Archuleta County for their service…

Get out and vote, vote yes for Proposition BB

We legalized weed. We imposed taxes on weed. And now, we have to vote about what to do with those tax revenues. In 2013, voters approved Proposition AA, which authorized…

Vote no on 5A

“Fueled by fire. Driven by courage.” The propaganda distributed by representatives supporting the Pagosa Fire Protection District (PFPD) at Tuesday night’s League of Women Voter’s forum accurately describes Pagosa’s firefighters.…

Vote yes on 1A

If you could purchase Internet service that was 700 times faster at a lower price, you would undoubtedly buy it, especially if you are a business owner. For private individuals,…

‘Power of the Press’

Guest editorial The chosen theme for this year’s National Newspaper Week is “Power of the Press,” and that power, it seems to me, is a very relative thing. Everybody understands…

Celebrating freedom of the press

Another year has passed. On the front page of this newspaper, you will notice that this is the first issue of the 108th year of publication for The Pagosa Springs…