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Fearless, fun, spontaneous … nutty

Fearless, fun, spontaneous … nutty

Bu Sue Ellen Haning PagosaSun.com Columnist Welcome to the third installment of how to be a successful nut. One thing I failed to mention concerning this process is that it…

An erosion of our rights

An erosion of our rights

We continue to hear and read comments concerning gun control and ways to limit gun violence in the United States. Arguments often turn to a discussion of the U.S. Constitution…

Build a bridge, cross a border

Build a bridge,  cross a border

In last week’s Letters, a writer used the term “our town” in his comment. The writer lives in unincorporated Archuleta County and the remark illustrates a reality people on all…

Flexible and patient as a new session begins

Flexible and patient as a new session begins

Sen. Roberts Report The legislative session has started with the obligatory formal ceremonies, the initial speeches laying out agendas have been given and, now, having had my first flight home…

Public money, public ownership

Public money, public ownership

Issues arise that cause us to consider the appropriate use of local taxpayer dollars. In general, we believe public dollars are best spent on projects created by, and supervised by,…

Step outside your comfort zone

Step outside your comfort zone

By Sue Ellen Haning Preview Columnist All who want to be successful nuts, please stand up! Need help sneaking outside your comfort zone? Are there things you dream of doing…

Get outside your comfort zone

Get outside your comfort zone

By Sue Ellen Haning Preview Columnist “What the heck is a successful nut and why would I want to be one?” you may ask. First let’s define “nut” as we…

Hopes for a new year ahead

Hopes for a  new year ahead

As a new year begins, we hold out hope regarding a number of situations in Pagosa Country. We hope for continued improvement in local economic conditions, and we note that,…

The voters can figure it out

The voters can figure it out

Who convinced you this was a good idea? How does this make you look? A plan surfaced last week in which a petition would be circulated in Pagosa Springs, countering…

Pondering the power of ‘group hope’

Pondering the power of ‘group hope’

By Susan Neder SUN Columnist As I sit here looking out at the first snowflakes of December, I am thinking they are almost too small to see, but they are…