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A shameful denial of the right to speak

A shameful denial of the right to speak

We voted on the gun control bills on Monday and the bills now go back to the House, if they were amended in the Senate or, if unamended, they now…

A time to differ, a time for thanks

A time to differ,  a time for thanks

A glance at monthly sales tax reports for Archuleta County reveals a couple of things quite clearly, and directs us to a moment of recognition and appreciation. The December 2012…

A productive week at the Capitol

A productive week at the Capitol

The last few weeks at the State Capitol have been very productive and exciting. As I mentioned last week, I was very pleased to join Gov. Hickenlooper for the signing…

A busy season begins in Pagosa

A busy season begins in Pagosa

Strap on your seat belts, stock up on provisions — it’s on the way. Spring break. Not only will nothing stop it, nothing should. Given relatively flat sales tax revenues…

Don’t ‘but’ your nut

Don’t ‘but’ your nut

By Sue Ellen Haning Columnist Welcome back successful nuts. This week in our quest to becoming graduates, we’ll tackle the “buts” that can halt progress. But first, a profile of…

Joining the Governor for first bill signing

Joining the Governor for first bill signing

Last week, I joined Gov. Hickenlooper for my first bill signing ceremony, which is a pretty exciting event for a first-term legislator. HB13-1076 is a good government bill to expand…

Controversial gun bills to be heard in committees

Controversial gun bills to be heard in committees

The Senate will be consumed this week with what has now grown to six very controversial gun control bills to be heard in committees, then on the floor. The concentration…

All hell breaks loose (‘This, too, shall pass’)

All hell breaks loose (‘This, too, shall pass’)

By Sue Ellen Haning Columnist Welcome back, successful nuts. Are you bosom buds with your comfort zones? Adept at challenging them? Well, maybe that’s a bit lofty this early in…

A district with passionate constituents

A district with passionate constituents

It has been a very active week at the Capitol. Last Monday, we voted on four gun safety bills that passed and are on their way to the State Senate.…

Send the issue to the Commission

Send the issue to the Commission

A busy week at the Capitol was followed by a Saturday townhall meeting in Durango.  An unprecedented number of people turned out for the annual forum hosted by the League…