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Two perspectives on Amendment 66

Two perspectives on Amendment 66

Staff Writer The Archuleta School District will hold an election next month in which four candidates will vie for two seats on the Board of Education and voters will be…

Your vote packs a punch

Your vote packs a punch

Once again, an election is underway. It’s time to step up. This is not a presidential election year, nor does the ballot in Pagosa Country include controversial races between candidates…

Creating a new image

Creating a new image

A community’s economic well being depends, in part, on what it offers, what it makes. Its image and future depend on the best use of its resources. What is Pagosa…

Feed them, and deceive them

Feed them, and deceive them

The government “shutdown” is both a blessing and a tragedy. The nonsense at the Capitol is a blessing because it reflects clearly what politicos of all stripes have always known:…

The cost of school sports

The cost of school sports

An article in the latest issue of The Atlantic magazine is titled, “The Case Against High School Sports.” The author notes the low rank of U.S. students when math and…

There are times when blinders are required

There are times when blinders are required

By Sue Ellen Haning Columnist “The most loving parents and relatives commit murder with smiles on their faces. They force us to destroy who we really are: a subtle kind…

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…