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Pay heed when the ‘big one’ arrives

Pay heed when the ‘big one’ arrives

By Sue Ellen Haning Columnist If you have been reading this column for a while, you have been introduced to the event that helped me understand what getting outside my…

It could have been much worse

It could have been much worse

While the numbers are not overwhelming, the sales tax report for June is positive, soothing justifiable fears concerning how summer business in Pagosa Country would begin. Business owners geared up…

Maintain events that matter

Maintain events  that matter

There is a constant buzz in Pagosa Country about key amenities and the various events and celebrations that take place throughout the year. The chatter, from promoters and participants, includes…

New

New

Dear Editor: In your editorial last week, “The bus needs new drivers,” you refer to an “older generation” who should “find wisdom and step aside.” I heartily agree on the…

‘Zen Nut’ is not an oxymoron

‘Zen Nut’ is not an oxymoron

By Sue Ellen Haning Columnist “Everything in life is vibration.”  Albert Einstein Welcome back nuts of all colors, shapes and sizes. I assure you the term “Zen Nut” is not…

Help, how do I control this thing?

Help, how do I control this thing?

“There is little that can withstand a man who can conquer himself.” — Louis XIV, 1638-1715, known as Louis the Great, who became king of France at the tender age…

The bus needs new drivers

The bus needs  new drivers

It’s time to take the hands off the wheel, move to a seat in the bus and let someone younger steer it. Everything comes to an end. Those of a…

Got plans? Check the history

Got plans?  Check the history

So many ideas, so little background. This part of the world has changed dramatically over the last 50 years, and the urge to change is ever with us. To resist…

Laws, process and moderation

Laws, process and moderation

History teaches us that extremism, regardless of political stripe, often serves to elevate an individual as it fails to tend to the greater good. Exceptions exist, but they are few.…

I need an attitude … what?

I need an attitude … what?

By Sue Ellen Haning Columnist “There is no man living who isn’t capable of doing more than he thinks he can.” — Henry Ford, American industrialist and founder of Ford…