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Time for a bit of fun

Time for a bit of fun

Folks in Pagosa Country deserve a good time. It was a tough June here — tough on residents, on a lot of businesses, on the brave souls called in to…

Successful Nut: What the heck happened here?

Successful Nut: What the heck happened here?

By Sue Ellen Haning Columnist The following quote by Robert MacIver is an excellent definition of a successful nut: “The healthy being craves an occasional wildness, a jolt from normality,…

Time in Washington, D.C. was well spent

Time in Washington, D.C. was well spent

It’s great to be back home and I’m settling into the interim schedule, catching up with constituents in person and attending meetings on all sorts of topics around my senate…

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…