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SUN moves to Year 106

SUN moves to  Year 106

If you are attentive to detail, you noticed something important on the front page of the Oct. 3, 2013, issue of The SUN. It wasn’t one of the front-page stories,…

To the ‘center,’ to quiet the noise

To the ‘center,’  to quiet the noise

There are moments in contemporary American political life — most moments — when noise obscures complex realities. A constant, loud barrage of nonsense from the extremes blurs what is actually…

Opponents are not enemies

Opponents are  not enemies

To brand another American who holds a reasonable, but conflicting political opinion as an “enemy” is a mistake. Ordinary Americans stand to lose a great deal when this mistake is…

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…