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A busy season begins in Pagosa

A busy season begins in Pagosa

Strap on your seat belts, stock up on provisions — it’s on the way. Spring break. Not only will nothing stop it, nothing should. Given relatively flat sales tax revenues…

Poverty is too real in Pagosa

Poverty is too real in Pagosa

An article in this week’s SUN announces a “poverty simulation” scheduled for Friday, March 15, and solicits participants and facilitators. According to Pastor Don Ford of Community United Methodist Church,…

It takes time to see it

It takes time to see it

We hear it often: “Nothing ever gets done in Pagosa.” Our response is: “Have you asked someone over 40 who was born and raised here if nothing ever gets done?”…

Forging a valuable connection

Forging a valuable connection

With the ongoing controversy over a development plan for Reservoir Hill and an election coming to determine who makes the decision concerning proposed amenities on the Hill, it is easy…

Farewell to a Pagosa dreamer

Farewell to a Pagosa dreamer

We received news this weekend that David Brown had passed away in Arizona. We are saddened and remember him for what he did, and what he wanted to do, when…

Don’t repeat the mistakes

Don’t repeat the mistakes

The Town of Pagosa Springs is seeking volunteers for its Parks and Recreation Commission. The commission’s mission reads, “The commission serves as a liaison with town council and is charged…

An erosion of our rights

An erosion of our rights

We continue to hear and read comments concerning gun control and ways to limit gun violence in the United States. Arguments often turn to a discussion of the U.S. Constitution…

Build a bridge, cross a border

Build a bridge,  cross a border

In last week’s Letters, a writer used the term “our town” in his comment. The writer lives in unincorporated Archuleta County and the remark illustrates a reality people on all…

Public money, public ownership

Public money, public ownership

Issues arise that cause us to consider the appropriate use of local taxpayer dollars. In general, we believe public dollars are best spent on projects created by, and supervised by,…

Hopes for a new year ahead

Hopes for a  new year ahead

As a new year begins, we hold out hope regarding a number of situations in Pagosa Country. We hope for continued improvement in local economic conditions, and we note that,…