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It’s about community

It’s about  community

It is never tiring to hear what a great community newspaper we have in The Pagosa Springs SUN. My first job at the newspaper was in 1979. Since then, I’ve…

A new year, with more news

A new year, with more news

This is the final issue of The SUN for 2013. As always, the year produced a remarkable amount of newsworthy material, of all kinds — from controversies to celebrations, from…

Don’t create additional problems

Don’t create additional problems

With a new year on the horizon, and governmental entities setting budgets and goals for 2014, it is a good time for an annual reminder: Don’t create unnecessary troubles for…

Pagosa Country can lead the way

Pagosa Country can lead the way

It’s time to take a meaningful and big step forward when it comes to electric power — how it is produced and, eventually, how and by whom it is delivered.…

One steps up, the other steps aside

One steps up, the other steps aside

One group of elected officials does its job — or at least half the job — while another indicates a desire to pass a big decision to the voters. One…

Our soma, our brave new world

Our soma, our brave new world

Frequent reading of The SUN’s Letters to the Editor section exposes us to a phenomenon that advances at a steady pace — here and elsewhere. In that section, and in…

Communicate with performance

Communicate  with performance

The statement takes one of two forms: “We need to communicate more effectively with the public” or, “Can we have a column in the newspaper?” The comment comes from administrators…

A worthy idea, serious questions

A worthy idea,  serious questions

There are times a good idea meets resistance, faces obstacles. The process for bringing such an idea to the next stage is generally difficult as details and options are worked…

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…