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Monday, July 28, 2014
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NEW Goals for a Better Pagosa Springs, Part Seven : I received an email reminder about a scheduled School Board retreat that begins today, Monday July 28, at 9am...
Bill Hudson | 7/28/14
NEW OBITUARY: Phil Leroy Griego : On May 26 1979, Mr. Griego began the next chapter of his life with the marriage of Helen Montour...
Special to the Post | 7/28/14
Goals for a Better Pagosa Springs, Part Six : 'And we know that 80 percent of the folks who participate in Town rec programs are from the county...'
Bill Hudson | 7/25/14
$10 Billion Private Investment Fund for Rural America : Target investments will include hospitals, schools and other educational facilities, rural water and wastewater systems...
Special to the Post | 7/25/14
PHOTO ESSAY: Free Concert Packs the Pagosa Performing Arts Center House : Once the band started playing, I understood why it was a full house...
Cynda Green | 7/24/14
Goals for a Better Pagosa Springs, Part Five : 'Provided those two things are satisfied, I see no reason why we couldn't work together on this....'
Bill Hudson | 7/24/14
Goals for a Better Pagosa Springs, Part Four : 'I think we need to look for ways to cut costs...'
Bill Hudson | 7/23/14
Goals for a Better Pagosa Springs, Part Three : If downtown is destined to become a tourist strip, what other goals might the Town Council want to adopt?
Bill Hudson | 7/22/14
Goals for a Better Pagosa Springs, Part Two : 'To use your analogy, Quality Resort is a business — and Good Earth Meds is a business...'
Bill Hudson | 7/21/14
PAWSD Board Freezes Rates, and So On : Total water purchases by PAWSD customers have remained fairly flat for the past 14 years...
Bill Hudson | 7/21/14
Goals for a Better Pagosa Springs, Part One : 'I find it very easy to get focused in on specifics, and when we do that, we lose sight of the big picture… '
Bill Hudson | 7/18/14
Smoke from Utah : There are no large wildfires in western Colorado at this time...
Ann Bond | 7/18/14
Bicycle Lanes vs. Common Sense, Part Two : 'The U.S. population is growing at a substantial rate, but we’re selling fewer bicycles per person in the U.S.A....'
Bill Hudson | 7/17/14
Bicycle Lanes vs. Common Sense, Part One : 'Look around you. Bikes are everywhere: in glamorous ads and fashionable neighborhoods, parked outside art galleries...'
Bill Hudson | 7/16/14
Town Council Retreat This Morning, July 15 : The meeting is open to the public...
Special to the Post | 7/15/14
Chamber Cancels Scheduled 'Renaissance Festival' : The BOCC, following Ms. Galabota's presentation, declined to approve a Chamber-requested $3000 grant...
Bill Hudson | 7/15/14
Thunderstorm Safety in the Backcountry : When skies begin to look threatening, they already are...
Ann Bond | 7/14/14
UPDATED: Major Fraud Announcement This Morning : 'All media must present a government-issued photo I.D. (such as a driver’s license) as well as valid media credentials...'
Bill Hudson | 7/14/14
UPDATE: KV Fire Nearly Contained : Higher humidity has aided the effort, and estimates were that the fire could be fully contained by Friday evening...
Ann Bond | 7/12/14
Piedra River Fire Between Bayfield and Pagosa Springs : KV Fire is estimated at about 10 acres in size with no containment...
Ann Bond | 7/11/14
'Moose Viewing' Causes Temporary Closure of Popular Colorado Trail : Forest Service temporarily closed the Crater Lake Trail and scenic loop trail at the far end of the Maroon Bells Scenic Area...
Special to the Post | 7/11/14
Skate Park Bowl Gets Council Nod; Skate Competition This Saturday : 'So it's all about the future of skateboarding at this point, in Pagosa; that's what this fundraiser is all about...'
Bill Hudson | 7/10/14
Town Tourism Committee Postpones Marijuana Decision : Will marijuana truly become the third largest tourism draw in Pagosa?
Bill Hudson | 7/9/14
PHOTO ESSAY: 4th of July Parade, Pagosa Springs : 
Jeff Laydon | 7/8/14
Planning Commission to Host Work Session with Town Council : I believe their most recent meeting was held on April 29?
Bill Hudson | 7/8/14
BOCC Balks on Chamber Funding Request : Ms. Galabota has stepped into the executive director position during a tumultuous time for the Chamber...
Bill Hudson | 7/7/14
Town Council Tepid on Municipal Golf Course Concept : 'I'm not a golfer. I've been on the golf course once. By accident...'
Bill Hudson | 7/3/14
PHOTO ESSAY: Summertime in Pagosa : Time for improvements? If you listen you can hear the buzz saws...
Jeff Laydon | 7/2/14
Winds of Change, Part Five : It took a contentious election and three years to get the Water Resource Fee repealed...
Bill Hudson | 7/2/14
Winds of Change, Part Four : 'This historic effort, now working its way into the petitioning stage, asserts that people’s rights are fundamental ...'
Bill Hudson | 7/1/14
Another Look at Pagosa Springs Medical Center Expansion, Part One : The community has the opportunity to invest in the future of its healthcare...
Bill Hudson | 7/1/14
Opinions & Letters 
NEW OPINION: Fair Tax Fallacies : Additionally, in contrast with our current system, every legal resident gets a 'prebate' based upon their family size...
Presten Witherspoon | 7/28/14
NEW EDITORIAL: Obstructionists Among Us : Is this the authentic role of political conservatives in American society? To obstruct political change?
Bill Hudson | 7/28/14
LETTER: Open Letter to the Town Council Concerning Bike Trails : The grant being sought for this trail requires asphalt or concrete. There is a good reason for the requirement...
Lyn Dryburgh | 7/25/14
An Open Apology, and Thank You, to Ms. Sprowle : Further, I would like to invite you and everyone reading this to become part of a new patient panel I am convening...
Kyle Kellum | 7/24/14
LETTER: 'Fair Tax' is a Fraud : The Fair Tax and the Prebate then extend tax welfare to the non-working poor...
Stephen C. Eldridge | 7/24/14
OPINION: Yesterday's 'Obamacare' Ruling Will Not Affect Colorado : The case was a challenge centered on subsidies (tax credits) paid to residents of the 36 states on the federal exchange...
Linda Kanamine | 7/23/14
LETTER: Better Customer Service Needed at PS Medical Center  : Then over and over and over and over the same dry, uncaring message is played...
Mary Lou Sprowle | 7/22/14
EDITORIAL: Mark Udall and the Sickness of Pregnancy : Gardner publicly suggested that 'prescription-only' contraceptives should be made available as 'over-the-counter' products...
Bill Hudson | 7/18/14
LETTER: An Excellent Candidate, Ignored : This applicant has an incredible wealth of experience and results in event planning...
Lynn Robinson | 7/18/14
LETTER: The Immigration Crisis, and a Solution : He allowed this group of illegals to apply for work authorization in full defiance of existing federal law...
J. David Holt | 7/18/14
EDITORIAL: PAWSD Ready to Make History, Again? : 'A rate freeze is the minimum we can do....'
Bill Hudson | 7/17/14
OPINION: Poorly Planned Bike Lanes Making Bicycle Riding Less Safe? : I ask these questions, not knowing if the Council has the answers...
Cynda Green | 7/14/14
OPINION: Time is Now for Marriage Equality : 61% of Coloradans believe that everyone should have the freedom to marry the person they love...
Dave Montez | 7/14/14
LETTER: Initiative 75 Proponents Set Sights on 2016 : We're resubmitting the Community Rights Amendment for the next election cycle...
Cliff Willmeng | 7/13/14
OPINION: Regarding Judge's Ruling on Unconstitutional Marriage Ban : 'It’s only a matter of time before wedding bells will be ringing all across the state...'
Bill Hudson | 7/10/14
OPINION: My Little Cousin Greg, Part Two : Now isn't that about the best ending for a nasty, nasty movie any of us could ever imagine?
Gary Duncan | 7/9/14
OPINION: My Little Cousin Greg, Part One : I'd lost track of Greg, back there somewhere in all those years since...
Gary Duncan | 7/8/14
LETTER: The Solution to an Unethical IRS : The FairTax is a national sales tax that satisfies the principles of tax policy far better on every count...
Dave Boone | 7/8/14
LETTER: Little Spy Devices Attached to Our Homes : My husband objected the day they installed ours, and they just went on about their business...
Mary Lou Sprowle | 7/8/14
OPINION: Rotary International's Next Big Challenge : Efforts to reclaim the momentum in eradicating polio will require a renewed global effort...
Robert Dodge | 7/7/14
LETTER: Rural Electric Co-ops Need to Push Back on Federal Mandates : When is the industry going to say, 'Enough with your regs and unscientific findings...?'
Dave West | 7/7/14
EDITORIAL: Getting Smarter About Smart Meters : The World Health Organization in 2011 classified high “pulsed” radio frequency emissions as a possible carcinogen...
Bill Hudson | 7/3/14
LETTER: Marriage Equality Can't Wait : Colorado's same-sex marriage ban is legally indefensible...
Wendy Howell | 7/3/14
EDITORIAL: Another Look at Pagosa Springs Medical Center Expansion, Part Two : The arrival of a Walmart big box is not necessarily evidence of a healthy local economy....
Bill Hudson | 7/2/14
LETTER: Regarding War and Religious Freedom : Our republic believes in 'freedom of religion,' having solved Catholic-Protestant differences over 300 years ago...
Camille Cazedessus | 7/1/14
OPINION: Deeply Flawed Coal Complex Plan : Cataloging huge deficiencies, groups ask Feds to re-do it 'without the blinders on...'
David Lawlor | 7/1/14
Arts, Culture, Community 
NEW Jimmy Williams at Open Shutter Gallery : Jimmy was recently named Ad Week’s Photographer of the Year...
Special to the Post | 7/28/14
NEW Durango Concert Hall Welcomes 'Asleep at the Wheel' : Wednesday, August 13 at 7:30pm. The dance floor will be open...
Indiana Reed | 7/28/14
LIBRARY NEWS: Summer Reading Program Party Tomorrow : The teen prize is a Google Nexus 7 Tablet with a case...
Carole Howard & Library Staff | 7/24/14
Hazel Miller Band Rocks the Community Center This Friday : The Hazel Miller Band has performed locally, regionally and nationally for more than 20 years, based in Denver...
Special to the Post | 7/23/14
Ron Ivory & One on One Perform Tomorrow Night at PSCA : The Temptations, The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, The Platters, The Contours, Al Green, The Stylistics...
Special to the Post | 7/21/14
INTERVIEW: 'Stage Struck' Actress Elizabeth Claire Baldwin : 'I love them all for their hilarious insights, challenges and tender moments...'
Rick Artis | 7/21/14
LIBRARY NEWS: Summer Reading Closing Party Next Week : These avid readers are competing for some wonderful prizes that will be given out ...
Carole Howard & Library Staff | 7/17/14
NEA Helping to Fund Art Project in Rural Colorado  : 'M12 demonstrates the best in creative community development and whose work will have a valuable impact...'
Special to the Post | 7/17/14
Student Exchange Families Needed : These personable and academically selected exchange students are conversant in English, bright, curious...
Special to the Post | 7/16/14
El Moro Spirits and Tavern Welcomes Guest Chef Adam Dulye : 'We’re thrilled that Adam is able to make time in his very busy schedule to visit Durango...'
Indiana Reed | 7/16/14
Free 'Edible Plants' Seminar at Open Shutter Gallery : ome learn about the bounty we have here in the San Juans as Calida discusses her passion...
Special to the Post | 7/15/14
18th Annual Colorado Brewers Rendezvous on Saturday : We will have 75 Colorado brewers pouring over 200 different beers to quench your thirst and plenty of good food...
Special to the Post | 7/11/14
LIBRARY NEWS: Free Poetry Writing Workshop Next Thursday : The session will be led by Joanne Lucariello, a part-time resident who is a retired Language Arts teacher...
Carole Howard & Library Staff | 7/10/14
Four Corners Folk Festival Tickets on Sale : This year’s festival line-up features The Sam Bush band, Tim O’Brien & Darrell Scott, Elephant Revival...
Special to the Post | 7/9/14
Spending the Night with Jesus and Knucka : After the JCS experience, which was exuberant but wore us out emotionally, we forged on to the Buffalo Inn...
Cynda Green | 7/7/14
Tim Sullivan Band in Free Concert at PSCA : PSCA is sponsoring free concerts throughout the summer... under the lights and on the dance floor...
Special to the Post | 7/7/14
LIBRARY NEWS: Free Summer Reading Program : Summer reading activities are open to everyone from babies to adults...
Carole Howard & Library Staff | 7/3/14
Free Community Band Concert on Friday : Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on...
Special to the Post | 7/2/14
Business, Health, Education 
NEW Why is There So Much Disruption in the World? : Joan is a gifted channel for the archangels and ascended masters and has used this gift personally for many years...
Mark Kimmel | 7/28/14
LETTER: Issue with CenturyTel Emails? : As I do most of my professional work via email, I will now have to change my email service provider...
Lisa Jensen | 7/25/14
Colorado Wins Fire Safety Grant : 'Our firefighters are on the front lines of one of the most grueling jobs in the country...'
Special to the Post | 7/25/14
FINANCIALLY SPEAKING: Week of July 21 : The two main stories in the US last week pertained to manufacturing and the second quarter earnings season...
Peter Johnson | 7/24/14
Film 'Take Back Your Power' Showing Thursday Night : 'The 2013 NSA spying scandal exposed vast programs to monitor your personal communications....'
Special to the Post | 7/23/14
Chamber 'After Hours' Event at Lantern Dancer : It'll be a hoot hollerin' good time with live music by Stetson & CIA, food by Spiedies, door prizes...
Special to the Post | 7/23/14
Red Cross Wants Businesses to be Prepared : 'The best chance of surviving the odds is to prepare well in advance, whether for a catastrophic natural disaster...'
Special to the Post | 7/23/14
National Parks Visitors Spent $330 Million in 2013 : In 2012, 5,811,546 people visited Colorado’s national parks...
Special to the Post | 7/22/14
LPEA Names Steve Gregg as Interim CEO : Long-standing Manager of Operations fills in for retiring Greg Munro...
Indiana Reed | 7/17/14
'Forest Health' Field Day This Saturday, Free to the Public : We are excited to be joined by retired Forest Service Forest Health expert Bob Frye...
Special to the Post | 7/16/14
'Drive 4 Corners' Offers Business Opportunity : The tour boasts over 85 drivers plus their friends and families who will be staying in Pagosa for the weekend...
Special to the Post | 7/15/14
'Hot Yoga' Burns Calories : Colorado State University has produced some of the first scientific evidence that Bikram yoga has beneficial effects...
Jeff Dodge | 7/14/14
Theme Fridays at Old Town Market : 'The soup will be Okra, Spinach, Yam & Coconut Milk...'
Special to the Post | 7/11/14
Ditch & Reservoir Alliance Offering Free Workshops : Colorado’s Water Plan is a state driven effort to help find solutions to the ever increasing demand for water...
Christian Gilmer | 7/11/14
Pagosa Springs Accepting Town Manager Applications : Job description, salary range, application and more is available by visiting our website...
Bill Hudson | 7/9/14
Lee Riley's Real Estate Report : The overall number of sales is up 12% compared to last year at this time...
Lee Riley | 7/8/14
The Value of Angie's List in a Rural Community : When you write a review, any member can read your comments but your name is not revealed...
Gordon McIver | 7/7/14
Monday Lecture on 'High Vibes Meditation Tools' : High Vibes Meditation Tools are products designed to raise fields of energy...
Special to the Post | 7/3/14
USDA Hay and Grazing Locator Tool : Hay Net is brought to you by FSA as a public service...
Special to the Post | 7/3/14
Cheapest Colorado Cities for Auto Insurance : The Colorado city with the cheapest car insurance is Fort Collins...
Special to the Post | 7/2/14
Recreation & Environment 
Essays, Poetry, Humor 
NEW HAIKU : peach suffuses sky...
Susan J. Tweit | 7/28/14
HAIKU : waning moon floats in dawn sky...
Susan J. Tweit | 7/25/14
ESSAY: Text Messages from Gaza : When I woke up today at 5:30am, the birds were competing with the war planes overhead...
Julia Chaitin | 7/17/14
HUMOR: Unhealthy Pet Lifestyles? : Humorists must, for obvious professional reasons, live on the precarious edge of existence...
Louis Cannon | 7/16/14
ESSAY: Failure of Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks : The Palestinian government agreed to these terms; Israel rejected them...
Stephen Zunes | 7/10/14
ESSAY: Dealing with ISIS : We’re sowing and reaping perpetual tragedy with this violence machine...
Erin Niemela | 7/7/14
ESSAY: Burwell v. Hobby Lobby : The decision focuses on women's access to contraception under employer sponsored health plans...
Terry Scanlon | 7/1/14
 
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