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A new course for the Education Center

A new course for the Education Center

The ad appeared in last week’s SUN: a listing, noting the Archuleta Education Center building at 4th and Lewis streets is for sale. In many ways, this brings the adult…

The future of Colorado is tied to water and weather

The future of Colorado is tied to water and weather

As a member of the House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock and Natural Resources, I am part of a group that is entrusted with the responsibility of protecting our environment and…

Undertaking a mental revolution

Undertaking a mental revolution

By Sue Ellen Haning Columnist “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”  Mark Twain, American author…

New events will bolster the economy

New events will  bolster the economy

In the proverbial blink of an eye, economies in Colorado have gone from boom to bust, communities have risen from bare ground and as quickly crumbled to dust. Industries dominated…

Colorado water, wildfires and recalls

Colorado water, wildfires and recalls

With Labor Day behind us, I begin preparing for legislative session 2014. I sit on two legislative interim committees, one on water and one on wildfires. These committees start meeting…

Good things are taking place

Good things are taking place

Did you make a trip to downtown Pagosa Springs last weekend? If so, surely you noticed. Do you remember what the Labor Day holiday was like in Pagosa Springs 25…

Washington dysfunction hurting rural Colorado

Washington dysfunction hurting rural Colorado

One sign of the dysfunction in Washington these days is that the conversations there have completely detached from the ones happening in kitchens and living rooms across Colorado and the…

Percolation, an arrow in your quiver to success

Percolation, an arrow in your quiver to success

By Sue Ellen Haning Columnist “Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.”  — Alan Wilson Watts, 20th century British philosopher, writer and speaker. Welcome back, fellow nuts. I…

Feed students, the healthy way

Feed students,  the healthy way

While there is plenty to criticize, and praise, about the local school district, there are times when a program begins, or is modified, and stands worthy of attention and support.…

Rain, summer events come to life in the 59th District

Rain, summer events come to life in the 59th District

After our poor winter snowpack, continued drought in the spring, and fires around the state, we were excited to see the beginning of our monsoon season starting in late June.…