Letters to the Editor – The Pagosa Springs SUN http://www.pagosasun.com The most trusted source for news and information about Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Thu, 15 Oct 2020 20:35:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.2 http://www.pagosasun.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/cropped-sun-logo-512x512-1-32x32.jpg Letters to the Editor – The Pagosa Springs SUN http://www.pagosasun.com 32 32 Lucero, Carpenter http://www.pagosasun.com/lucero-carpenter/ Thu, 15 Oct 2020 21:00:59 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=211762 Dear Editor:

Local politics matter. The boards that govern our county, town, schools, public services, etc. have enormous power to shape our everyday lives. It is the board as a whole which has this power—not the individuals who serve on the board. It is therefore important to think about how individual board members contribute to the effectiveness of a board. The election for District 1 and District 2 of the Archuleta Board of County Commissioners offers two great choices that will improve the BOCC.

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Barbara McLachlan http://www.pagosasun.com/barbara-mclachlan/ Thu, 15 Oct 2020 21:00:53 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=211758 Dear Editor:

It is important for all of us to vote for Barbara McLachlan for state representative from our House District 39. McLachlan has represented us for the last four years, and there is no reason for a change. She is a fourth generation Coloradan who has lived most of her life on the Western Slope. 

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Clifford Lucero http://www.pagosasun.com/clifford-lucero/ Thu, 15 Oct 2020 21:00:51 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=211756 Dear Editor:

Do you remember when there was only one traffic light in all of Archuleta County? One doctor, a very few restaurants, no hospital, a couple of motels, our San Juan River was a playground for locals, and Highway 160 was just two narrow lanes stretching from one end of the county to the other (don’t even get me started on today’s summertime traffic)? Whether you like it or not, Archuleta County is changing.

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Excellent choices http://www.pagosasun.com/excellent-choices/ Thu, 15 Oct 2020 21:00:51 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=211849 Dear Editor:

Our ballot will be arriving in the mail any day now and it is one of the most important elections in recent history. Our local commissioner election is equally as important. 

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‘Vote for your freedom’ http://www.pagosasun.com/vote-for-your-freedom/ Thu, 15 Oct 2020 21:00:45 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=211845 Dear Editor:

Search Google for the Biden-Sanders Unity Agreement, and the Democrat National Committee website for its 2020 platform. Only a few of the items contained in these documents are listed. 

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COVID-19 cases http://www.pagosasun.com/covid-19-cases/ Thu, 15 Oct 2020 21:00:43 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=211760 Dear Editor:

It is fairly customary for me to read the news first thing in the morning. This morning, I chose BBC news. It seems that our college-aged children are unhappy that they are being blamed for the increase in Covid-19 cases among their fellow snot-nosed, bratty, demanding, thoughtless, and basically worthless fellow students and stop that person. I know what I am talking about, I was one once. We need to find the adult who is sneaking around campuses with a vile of Covid-19 germs and stop him or her.

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The ‘why’ http://www.pagosasun.com/the-why/ Thu, 15 Oct 2020 21:00:40 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=211847 Dear Editor:

Do you ever sit and wonder about things of your past, of your ancestry, the “why” of some things? Over the past months, in isolation, I have spent a lot of time “thinking”. Oh, Oh, my kids will say, “look out Mom is thinking again, that is dangerous.”

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Substance abuse issues http://www.pagosasun.com/substance-abuse-issues/ Thu, 15 Oct 2020 21:00:38 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=211853 Dear Editor:

I have written in the past about the challenges of people in our community with substance abuse issues. I want to bring awareness to how the COVID pandemic has been especially hard on them. “Out of an abundance of caution” many who were incarcerated in County Jail were released to reduce the risk of infection among inmates, this was done without a plan for how these individuals would survive upon immediate release. In addition, changes were made to the bail requirements making it easier for alleged offenders to get a Personal Recognizance Bond.

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Trump and the military http://www.pagosasun.com/trump-and-the-military/ Thu, 15 Oct 2020 21:00:38 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=211839 Dear Editor:

In 1968, when over half a million Americans were serving their country in Vietnam, Trump dodged the draft by getting a medical deferment for a bone spur in his heel. When asked by a reporter which heel it was, Trump couldn’t remember.

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Re-elect Maez http://www.pagosasun.com/re-elect-maez/ Thu, 15 Oct 2020 21:00:37 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=211851 Dear Editor:

Commissioner Maez is a lifelong resident of Pagosa Springs, and has spent the majority of his adult life serving this community. Early on he served as a volunteer firefighter for 11 years while receiving the following awards; rookie of the year, fire fighter of the year, and officer of the year. He served on the Archuleta County Fair Board, was elected and served for 8 years as board of director for the fire protection district and 8 years on the firefighters pension fund board. 

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