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Vindicated sheriff

Dear Editor: Our sheriff and his department of loyal public servants were just vindicated in an unnecessary investigation. The full version of this story is available in the print edition…

Politically motivated?

Dear Editor: As a retired Law Enforcement Officer I have followed with considerable interest the allegations against and the subsequent investigation of Archuleta County Sheriff Richard Valdez and his Department,…

School board’s actions disingenuous

On April 9, the Archuleta School District (ASD) Board of Education (BOE) gave Superintendent Linda Reed a 5.56 percent raise, increasing her salary from $137,367 to $145,000 annually. That is…

Barriers to mental help

Dear Editor: Barriers to getting mental health help were identified as: • High cost and insufficient insurance coverage; • Limited options and long waits; • Lack of awareness of how…

Ruined by trash

Dear Editor: Susan Hunter wrote an editorial last week titled “Clean Up Pagosa” and I wholeheartedly agree. In fact, I have written editorials before and have often visited the Town…

Turning a blind eye

Dear Editor: We know that ignoring bad behavior doesn’t make it stop or magically improve. So, why do we continue to tolerate inexcusable behavior? If we’re wondering why young adults…

Buying a mattress? Buy from a local business

We were surprised and disappointed this week to find out the Archuleta School District (ASD) contacted a mattress sales company from Colorado Springs and asked them to come to Pagosa…

Missing county assets

Dear Editor: I want to thank you for keeping your fingerer on the missing County assets and the on going investigation. I do believe there are a strong number of…

Exterminating proven trout

Dear Editor: Survival of the weakest? Our Dpt. of Parks and Wildlife writers are talking up a project to reintroduce an ancient line of trout, San Juan Cutthroats, into Wolf…

Watch our money

Dear Editor: The county commissioners and town counsel voted to spend / waste $550,000 of Pagosa taxpayer money on a gamble and 6 million dollars of federal money on a…