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Rental impact

Dear Editor: On February 14, the Planning Commission held a public meeting at which changes to the current zoning ordinances, to allow for the expansion of short term rentals (STRs),…

Land use code

Dear Editor: An earlier amendment to the County Land Use Code created an unintended negative consequence — that is, it made short term rental activity within many parts of the…

Uehlings settle

Dear Editor: Annette and I lived in Pagosa Springs for 14 great years from 2003 through 2016, but upon entering our 70s, we found it a little more difficult to…

Breck Pagosa

Dear Editor: I disagree with Realtor Mike Heraty’s opinion, expressed at the February 22 town council meeting, that the upward spiral of short term rentals is healthy for our tourist-based…

Beginning to end

Dear Editor: Babes are such a blessing. As my husband enjoyed his final days, I began to notice something rather spiritual about babes and old people. As we enter our…

What will you say

Dear Editor: Loaded AR’s were in the closets of many of the homes around the school where 17 lives were just destroyed. There are more guns than citizens in the…

Secure schools

Dear Editor: The Honorable Senators: Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner Dear Senators: Like so many Americans, I am both heartbroken and outraged at the on-going reports of what appears to…

Armitstead

Dear Editor: Samantha Armitstead participates in developing, monitoring, and implementing the investment strategy with the county treasurer. She evaluates changing needs for cash and current spending trends. Samantha met with…

Think outside of the box

After a failed attempt to pass a sales tax increase last November to fund a detention center and sheriff’s office, the Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) has decided…

Gun regulations

Dear Editor: If you are a supporter of the Second Amendment or belong to the NRA and if you feel that prayer and condolences for the victims of school shootings…