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Bring out the giant, don’t eat too many brownies

Bring out the giant, don’t eat too many brownies

“Well, I declare,” as my grandmother would say. “I’m hanging out with giants.” If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be called a nut, just repeat the above quote…

Productive projects underway

Productive projects underway

There are projects underway in Pagosa Country that will benefit the local area and its residents, economically and environmentally, as well as send a signal that progress of another, significant…

If you should need a name

If you should  need a name

We write today about a friend. He won’t like it but, regardless, here it is. Pagosa Country is not without major characters and personalities. We go back in time and…

Inviting Edgar and Ethel to dinner

Inviting Edgar and Ethel to dinner

By Sue Ellen Haning Columnist “Let sleeping dogs lie, but rise up! You sleeping giants.” — Bernard Kelvin Clive, Ghana born author, inspirational speaker and trainer. How do you invite…

Time for a bit of fun

Time for a bit of fun

Folks in Pagosa Country deserve a good time. It was a tough June here — tough on residents, on a lot of businesses, on the brave souls called in to…

Successful Nut: What the heck happened here?

Successful Nut: What the heck happened here?

By Sue Ellen Haning Columnist The following quote by Robert MacIver is an excellent definition of a successful nut: “The healthy being craves an occasional wildness, a jolt from normality,…

Time in Washington, D.C. was well spent

Time in Washington, D.C. was well spent

It’s great to be back home and I’m settling into the interim schedule, catching up with constituents in person and attending meetings on all sorts of topics around my senate…

District-wide listening tour most helpful

District-wide listening tour most helpful

Since the Colorado House of Representatives adjourned on May 8, I traveled throughout our beautiful district for a listening tour. I held town halls in every county of House District…

Time to rev the engine

Time to rev the engine

An article in last week’s SUN included comments made during a meeting of the board of education that were critical of district leadership, noting a lack of “vision” and strategy…

Caregivers: our better angels

Caregivers:  our better angels

“You have cancer.” Doesn’t matter what kind of cancer; doesn’t matter which doctor delivers the message. Nothing prepares you to hear the words. “You have cancer.” The statement is like…