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Vote local, it matters

Vote local,  it matters

A conversation with a friend this week took a familiar turn: there is nothing you can do to make an impact on government and on government processes that you believe…

A bad bill for rural Colorado

A bad bill for rural Colorado

When people have asked me to describe this legislative session, often I find myself referring to the expression that it’s been like, “the pig in the python.” There’s so much…

Have your say, put a name on it

Have your say,  put a name on it

Put your name on it. Nearly every week, The SUN receives letters to the editor —unsigned, signed with false names, or emblazoned with clever pseudonyms. The letters are not printed.…

Youth Advisory Council members visit the legislature

Youth Advisory Council members visit the legislature

The Colorado Youth Advisory Council (COYAC) students make their second trip of the legislative session to the Capitol this week and they’ve been busy preparing for their time with the…

Positive events and people in the district

Positive events and people in the district

Rep. McLachlan is still in recovery from his recent health problems and has been unable to attend the past several days of the legislative session. Rep. McLachlan’s condition is improving…

H. Wayne Wilson featured speaker at Republican Women meeting

H. Wayne Wilson featured speaker at Republican Women meeting

By Sandy Artzberger Special to The SUN The Archuleta County Republican Women meeting April 9 is their third annual Tea Party Tax Day. It will also be a time for…

Face to face with the real world

Face to face with the real world

Last week brought life in the legislature face to face with the real world on a couple of different fronts. We began the week with two funerals, one for Tom…

Make it easy, in the open

Make it easy,  in the open

Every spring, folks in the journalism business assess how local government uses or, in some cases, misuses open meetings and records laws. The conclusion each year: Keep records open whenever…

Dealing with life’s little obstacles

Dealing with life’s little obstacles

The last two weeks have been wholly different than any other so far at the State Capitol. As many of you already know, I was admitted to Porter Adventist Hospital…

When people challenge your comfort zone

When people challenge your comfort zone

By Sue Ellen Haning Welcome back, devoted nuts. I trust your personal road to successful nuthood has become irresistible, and every day opens a door of opportunity for you to…