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SUN moves to Year 106

SUN moves to  Year 106

If you are attentive to detail, you noticed something important on the front page of the Oct. 3, 2013, issue of The SUN. It wasn’t one of the front-page stories,…

To the ‘center,’ to quiet the noise

To the ‘center,’  to quiet the noise

There are moments in contemporary American political life — most moments — when noise obscures complex realities. A constant, loud barrage of nonsense from the extremes blurs what is actually…

Opponents are not enemies

Opponents are  not enemies

To brand another American who holds a reasonable, but conflicting political opinion as an “enemy” is a mistake. Ordinary Americans stand to lose a great deal when this mistake is…

Your vote packs a punch

Your vote packs a punch

Once again, an election is underway. It’s time to step up. This is not a presidential election year, nor does the ballot in Pagosa Country include controversial races between candidates…

Creating a new image

Creating a new image

A community’s economic well being depends, in part, on what it offers, what it makes. Its image and future depend on the best use of its resources. What is Pagosa…

Feed them, and deceive them

Feed them, and deceive them

The government “shutdown” is both a blessing and a tragedy. The nonsense at the Capitol is a blessing because it reflects clearly what politicos of all stripes have always known:…

The cost of school sports

The cost of school sports

An article in the latest issue of The Atlantic magazine is titled, “The Case Against High School Sports.” The author notes the low rank of U.S. students when math and…

A new course for the Education Center

A new course for the Education Center

The ad appeared in last week’s SUN: a listing, noting the Archuleta Education Center building at 4th and Lewis streets is for sale. In many ways, this brings the adult…

New events will bolster the economy

New events will  bolster the economy

In the proverbial blink of an eye, economies in Colorado have gone from boom to bust, communities have risen from bare ground and as quickly crumbled to dust. Industries dominated…

Good things are taking place

Good things are taking place

Did you make a trip to downtown Pagosa Springs last weekend? If so, surely you noticed. Do you remember what the Labor Day holiday was like in Pagosa Springs 25…