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Poverty is too real in Pagosa

Poverty is too real in Pagosa

An article in this week’s SUN announces a “poverty simulation” scheduled for Friday, March 15, and solicits participants and facilitators. According to Pastor Don Ford of Community United Methodist Church,…

We need to take a measured approach

We need to take a measured approach

Much of last week was spent working on bills of mine in committee or on the Senate floor. By the end of the week, though, constituent contact regarding the gun…

Time for a conversation on guns

Time for a conversation on guns

This week, the House Judiciary Committee heard two measures, which I ultimately supported, that have generated more unilateral messaging than any other issue to date since my election. Overwhelmingly, my…

Yesterday’s news: ‘Fear plunged to its death today.’

Yesterday’s news: ‘Fear plunged to its death today.’

By Sue Ellen Haning Columnist Hallelujah, fear is gone! Now we can move forward. As American writer, lecturer and developer of self-improvement courses Dale Carnegie said, “You can conquer almost…

It takes time to see it

It takes time to see it

We hear it often: “Nothing ever gets done in Pagosa.” Our response is: “Have you asked someone over 40 who was born and raised here if nothing ever gets done?”…

Forging a valuable connection

Forging a valuable connection

With the ongoing controversy over a development plan for Reservoir Hill and an election coming to determine who makes the decision concerning proposed amenities on the Hill, it is easy…

Farewell to a Pagosa dreamer

Farewell to a Pagosa dreamer

We received news this weekend that David Brown had passed away in Arizona. We are saddened and remember him for what he did, and what he wanted to do, when…

Riding a horse, away from the safety net

Riding a horse, away from the safety net

By Sue Ellen Haning Columnist Good day to all you nut candidates out there. I hope you have become intimate with your comfort zones, and know just how little or…

Finishing touches put on regular Senate bills

Finishing touches put on regular Senate bills

The finishing touches went on the last regular bills in the Senate at the end of this past week. If a legislator wants to get another bill introduced this session…

Don’t repeat the mistakes

Don’t repeat the mistakes

The Town of Pagosa Springs is seeking volunteers for its Parks and Recreation Commission. The commission’s mission reads, “The commission serves as a liaison with town council and is charged…