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Guest Editorial: First Amendment binds all American freedoms

The SUN is running this editorial in honor of National Newspaper Week. Freedom of the press, of speech, of religion, of assembly and to petition the government are woven, like…

Homecoming traditions

Friday night will be all about food, football and friendship at Golden Peak Stadium. Pagosa Springs High School’s (PSHS) annual homecoming celebration has been a fun weeklong celebration of Pirate…

Celebrating another year of bringing you the news

Inside The Pagosa Springs SUN’s newspaper office, you will find a wealth of history in a place that we call “the morgue.” The morgue is full of “dead” newspapers. Those…

Controlled burns: A little inconvenience for a lot of good

Smoke was prevalent throughout most of Archuleta County this past week. Thankfully, the somewhat suffocating smoke came from prescribed burns in the region and not from a truly devastating and…

You might just save someone’s life

In 2009, 13 confirmed suicides in Archuleta County placed the county high above state and national averages. The full version of this story is available in the print edition and…

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…

‘What if?’ and a dream realized

What if? The year was 1996 when Dan Appenzeller had his “what if?” moment that became the Four Corners Folk Festival. The full version of this story is available in…

It’s back-to-school time

Summer vacation is coming to an end. It will be back-to-school time for area schools on Tuesday, Sept. 3. The full version of this story is available in the print…

Domestic violence: There is help

Domestic violence turned deadly for an Archuleta County resident last week. Millie Mestas was murdered Tuesday night, while most of us slept soundly in the comfort and safety of our…

Aspen House: A place to call home

There’s no place like home. And, there’s nothing like having a place of your own. Pagosa Springs resident Christopher Brown has a dream of living in his own home. The…