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District-wide listening tour most helpful

District-wide listening tour most helpful

Since the Colorado House of Representatives adjourned on May 8, I traveled throughout our beautiful district for a listening tour. I held town halls in every county of House District…

Time to rev the engine

Time to rev the engine

An article in last week’s SUN included comments made during a meeting of the board of education that were critical of district leadership, noting a lack of “vision” and strategy…

Caregivers: our better angels

Caregivers:  our better angels

“You have cancer.” Doesn’t matter what kind of cancer; doesn’t matter which doctor delivers the message. Nothing prepares you to hear the words. “You have cancer.” The statement is like…

A new, lesser way to connect

A new, lesser way to connect

A conversation with visiting friends last week began with reminiscences concerning letters written by ancestors a century or more ago. The things those letters had in common are striking, and…

Creative capital, cultural destination

Creative capital, cultural destination

Going to the “morgue” at The SUN is an informative experience. A morgue book is the bound volume of a year’s newspapers. It is one of the only enduring records…

Work to regain and maintain our values

Work to regain and maintain our values

With the end of the legislative session in early May, I now write new columns monthly rather than the session’s weekly efforts. One constituent thanked me for my “letters from…

Golfing outside your comfort zone

Golfing outside your comfort zone

By Sue Ellen Haning Columnist “If you see the world in black and white, you’re missing some grey matter.” —  Jack Fyock, social psychologist. “Class time. Everyone take out your…

Clean up the corridor, now

Clean up  the corridor, now

Clean it up. The Denver Post is bringing its Ride the Rockies bike tour through Pagosa Country, with thousands of cyclists and a great many support personnel set to roll…

That’s not what I see

That’s not what I see

By Sue Ellen Haning Columnist “Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.” — Jonathan Swift, 18th Century Irish-born author. Have all of you who are on successful nut journeys…

Accomplishments, with compromise and respect

Accomplishments, with compromise and respect

My first year in the legislature was one of the busiest in recent years, and I confirmed my belief that the only way to get things done is through compromise…