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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…

Debating high profile, volatile issues

Debating high profile, volatile issues

Every week, this session seems to feature a new high profile and volatile issue to be debated. Last week, it was the start of the school finance bill. Colorado’s approach…

Try a moderate approach, for a change

Try a moderate approach, for a change

Despite the fact Colorado and Archuleta County voters approved a constitutional amendment legalizing limited recreational use and commercial sale of marijuana, the controversy over what to do with weed continues.…

Week features constituent contacts

Week features constituent contacts

Last week was busy with constituent contact as well as my regular legislative duties. A group of citizens participating in the Montrose Chamber’s leadership program came to Denver to spend…