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Proper flag retirement and disposal

Mullins-Nickerson American Legion Post 108 held a flag retirement and disposal ceremony Saturday at the Legion building on Hermosa Street. The full version of this story is available in the…

Bomb blast

Dear Editor: If you think it is difficult to imagine the size of the national debt try imagining the destruction resulting from a 2 megaton bomb blast over Pagosa. (A…

Medical care

Dear Editor: What is the most efficient way to provide medical care not the most profitable? The profit of insurance companies is in the billions. Insurance companies have no incentive…

It’s about quality of life

The ideal shoes can be hard to find, but once you have found that perfect pair, they are hard to let go of, no matter how worn they are. The…

Pot-free air

Dear Editor: There are 2 big reasons among others that people enjoy Colorado: the views and breathing clean mountain air. This letter is about the right to breathe clean mountain…

Noxious weeds

Dear Editor: Most noxious weeds are introduced species and are detrimental to agricultural and natural environments. The full version of this story is available in the print edition and e-edition…

Reality of times

Dear Editor: Thank you Mike Swenson for your letter last week called “Sequel”regarding population growth. Our general unwillingness to focus on our own increasing numbers coupled with climate change sets…

Climate change

Dear Editor: Thursday of last week, our little town of Pagosa Springs hosted a screening of Al Gore’s new climate change movie, An Inconvenient Sequel. Every seat was filled with…

Gate 5

Dear Editor: Whatever the concerns were about the Gate 5 trailhead, closing it off from the public is not a helpful solution. I understand there is a small lot of…

No space to hate

Dear Editor: Remember the “First Thanksgiving” — you were taught about it in the first grade of school. How the ancients, the original Americans, welcomed the first settlers to this…