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Saturday, August 30, 2014
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NEW Low-Flow Toilets and Big Water Supply Dreams, Part Five : But Mother Nature is only one player in the Colorado water picture...
Bill Hudson | 8/29/14
Low-Flow Toilets and Big Water Supply Dreams, Part Four : We had come to learn about a big plan ó a plan to write the Colorado Water Plan by the end of 2015...
Bill Hudson | 8/28/14
PHOTO ESSAY: Another Auspicious 'Auction for the Animals' : Fine wine and microbrewery beer was available, and live entertainment was provided by Bob Heminger...
Linda Lawrie | 8/27/14
Scott Tipton to Visit Pagosa Springs September 4 : Representative Tipton serves on the following House Committees, Subcommittees and Caucuses...
Special to the Post | 8/27/14
Low-Flow Toilets and Big Water Supply Dreams, Part Three : The 'unalienable Right to Water' has become a bit tentative, however, as American civilization has developed and changed...
Bill Hudson | 8/27/14
Low-Flow Toilets and Big Water Supply Dreams, Part Two : 'Americans are wonderful people. Guys have come up with some real interesting ideas...'
Bill Hudson | 8/26/14
Colorado Talk Show Hosts Sue Town of Castle Rock to Stop Ballot Counting : In 2003, the Town Manager banned open carry within the Town of Castle Rock...
Marilyn Marks | 8/26/14
Low-Flow Toilets and Big Water Supply Dreams, Part One : 'I wondered if this is something you guys would like to look at, as a possible remedy to our overspending in the past...'
Bill Hudson | 8/25/14
Town Council Picks Top Candidate for Manager Position : 'I wanted to make sure to relay to you the motion made once the council came back into regular session...'
Bill Hudson | 8/22/14
Concerned Customers Address LPEA Board About 'Smart Meters' : She also told the Board about Xcel Energyís failed attempt to create the first 'Smart Grid City' in Boulder...
Laura Refka | 8/22/14
An Inconvenient Nuisance, Part Three : 'I have been afraid to contact any one of the commissioners for fear that it might evolve into another confrontation...'
Bill Hudson | 8/22/14
An Inconvenient Nuisance, Part Two : But the County attorney did not request a lien from the judge, according to my later conversations with Mr. Starr...
Bill Hudson | 8/21/14
PHOTO ESSAY: USA Pro Challenge Delivers in Salida : With an international audience watching, who knows what those few minutes in Salida will lead to?
Cynda Green | 8/21/14
PHOTO ESSAY: 2014 Archuleta County Fair : The support of the community is what makes a successful fair, and the 2014 Fair was again a success...
Jeff Laydon | 8/20/14
An Inconvenient Nuisance, Part One : I will be the first to admit that courts and judges perform a useful (if not always pleasant) service...
Bill Hudson | 8/20/14
Discussion of Fracking, and Film Showing, Tomorrow : The people of Archuleta County have a chance to learn more about fracking, here and in northern New Mexico...
Kay Kaylor | 8/19/14
The Uncertain Cost of a School Based Health Center, Part Three : I haven't the slightest idea, even after reading the business plan thoroughly....
Bill Hudson | 8/18/14
2014 Pagosa Verde Symposium Welcomes Participants : In its third year, the Symposium has stretched into a two-day event...
Sally High | 8/15/14
The Uncertain Cost of a School Based Health Center, Part Two : 'So from our perspective, you have to make the first step, on whether or not you want to provide a space for us...'
Bill Hudson | 8/15/14
Meet Candidate Joe Neguse at Pagosa Brewing Tomorrow Night : Reception with candidate Joe Neguse in support of his 2014 campaign for Secretary of State...
Special to the Post | 8/15/14
The Uncertain Cost of a School Based Health Center, Part One : 'And I'm kind of blunt, but it's the elephant in the room, and most God-fearing people don't want to kill the innocent...'
Bill Hudson | 8/14/14
Breakfast with Robin Williams : Later that morning, as Jessica and I were driving back to San Diego, it suddenly hit me...
Cynda Green | 8/13/14
The Strange Case of the Pagosa Springs CDC, Part Six : But the ED industry seems comfortable about sidestepping the intention of that law...
Bill Hudson | 8/12/14
School Board to Discuss School Based Health Center Tonight : The grant, through the Colorado Health Foundation, might be worth up to $400,000 to cover a three-year start-up...
Bill Hudson | 8/12/14
Looking Back at Pagosa Springs : The other characters from town would also hide out in the willows when they didnít want to be found...
Cory Warden | 8/11/14
The Strange Case of the Pagosa Springs CDC, Part Five : We're going to shift gears here, and take a little trip down memory lane...
Bill Hudson | 8/11/14
The Strange Case of the Pagosa Springs CDC, Part Four : 'Please don't throw Jason underneath the bus,' Commissioner Lucero requested...
Bill Hudson | 8/8/14
Revised Town Manager Finalist List Released : Mr. Bolli is currently the Town Manager for Ephraim City, Utah, where he has served since 2010...
Bill Hudson | 8/8/14
Council Selects Three Town Manager Finalists : According to mayor Don Volger, each of the seven Council members had reviewed all of the 71 applications...
Bill Hudson | 8/7/14
The Strange Case of the Pagosa Springs CDC, Part Three : 'Region 9 and the transition team need to recognize that the CDC is an independent 501(c)3...'
Bill Hudson | 8/7/14
'Pagosa Springs Extreme' Wins Summer Slam Tournament :  On the second day, they went undefeated and 'Run Mercied' both teams in the playoff round...
Special to the Post | 8/7/14
Veterans for Veterans Answer the Call of Duty, Part Two : Roy has made a career of getting ailing vets high disability ratings at the VA...
DC Duncan | 8/6/14
The Strange Case of the Pagosa Springs CDC, Part Two : 'We're making sausage here. You know that saying?'
Bill Hudson | 8/6/14
Veterans for Veterans Answer the Call of Duty, Part One : A large number of recently discharged veterans are unaware of certain benefits and services offered...
DC Duncan | 8/5/14
The Strange Case of the Pagosa Springs CDC, Part One : These are well-intentioned people of faith ó faith in the promise of government-sponsored economic development...
Bill Hudson | 8/5/14
Poet Dave Delivers the Goods : Dave McDonough will be featured in two upcoming events highlighting his magical poetry...
DC Duncan | 8/4/14
Goals for a Better Pagosa Springs, Part Eleven : Remarkably, a few of these goals will not require heaps of money...
Bill Hudson | 8/1/14
Senator Bennet Proposes a Bill : 'Itís time to return the power in Washington to the people who elected us to represent them...'
Philip McClelland | 8/1/14
West Slope Mule Deer Summit in Glennwood Springs : 'The declining mule deer population concerns our agency and many stakeholders across the state...'
Special to the Post | 8/1/14
Opinions & Letters 
NEW OPINION: Where Your County Government Stands Today : After nearly four years of work, the County is now fully financially sound and on track...
Michael Whiting | 8/29/14
NEW OPINION: Second Amendment Victory in Castle Rock : It was yet another testament to the power of citizen involvement in their local political processes...
Luke Wagner | 8/29/14
OPINION: Time to Step Up and Defend, Part Two : We know we have abundant sunshine, however, it is still unclear if there is enough geothermal of the quality needed...
Mike Hayward | 8/27/14
LETTER: Please Help Preserve the Downtown Skyline : I have objected to vacating the alley as it could and should be considered for part of the River Trail System...
Franklin Anderson | 8/27/14
OPINION: Time to Step Up and Defend, Part One : Until the vengeance, bullying, and cronyism is out of local politics, economic development will not be possible...
Mike Hayward | 8/26/14
LETTER: Bad Law : And the unconstitutional ordinance remains in place, ready to punish the next unwary citizen...
Dave West | 8/26/14
EDITORIAL: Why Colorado Teachers are Quitting, Part Three : So say I'm 23 years old and I've just left college with my Bachelor's degree in hand...
Bill Hudson | 8/25/14
LETTER: A Couple of Good Supreme Court Decisions : The EPA tried to re-write the Clean Air Act under the rubric of combating 'global climate change...'
J. David Holt | 8/25/14
EDITORIAL: Why Colorado Teachers are Quitting, Part Two : 'Teaching is the most rewarding job I have ever had. That is why I am sad to leave the profession I love...'
Bill Hudson | 8/22/14
EDITORIAL: Open Letter to the School Board : We have no figures yet, as to how many kids we are talking about...
Bill Hudson | 8/22/14
EDITORIAL: Why Colorado Teachers are Quitting, Part One : 'Iím sad to be leaving a place that has meant so much to me...'
Bill Hudson | 8/21/14
LETTER: Another 'Yes' Vote for a Constitutional Convention : We the people, united can make changes to our government...
Susan Valliant | 8/20/14
EDITORIAL: You Don't Push the River, Part Five : From what I can tell, our local motels and restaurants doing well at the moment...
Bill Hudson | 8/19/14
OPINION: Giving Coloradans a Voice in Our Water Planning : Coloradoís Water Plan will build on eight years of extremely valuable water supply planning work...
Randy Fischer | 8/19/14
EDITORIAL: You Don't Push the River, Part Four : There was a price to pay for that control, of course...
Bill Hudson | 8/18/14
LETTER: Please Donate to Jesse Colburn's Funeral Expenses :  He was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone who asked...
Melissa Padilla | 8/18/14
OPINION: Lawmakers, Keep Your Hands Off Our Bodily Wastes : Only 2.6 percent of people who were tested during the Florida program tested positive for drugs...
Laura Finley | 8/18/14
EDITORIAL: You Don't Push the River, Part Three : During Tuesday's retreat, Council member David Schanzenbaker discussed the concept of 'a sense of place...'
Bill Hudson | 8/15/14
LETTER: Colorado's Great Fracking Commission : As governor, I will disband the whole fracking commission, assuming it even gets off the ground...
Harry Hempy | 8/15/14
OPINION: Don't Leave Colorado River Basin Farmers Out to Dry : Itís impossible to ignore the trajectory of Americaís hardest-working river...
Aaron Citron | 8/14/14
EDITORIAL: You Don't Push the River, Part Two : 15 are currently vacant. 9 are 'second-hand stores.' 22 contain 'tourist-oriented businesses'...
Bill Hudson | 8/14/14
LETTER: Judge Denvir's Departure : Mr. Denvir may have held that job under the rules established in 1968...
Greg Giehl | 8/14/14
EDITORIAL: You Don't Push the River, Part One : We can argue until we're blue in the face about goals and priorities...
Bill Hudson | 8/13/14
LETTER: Region 9 and the CDC Transition Team : I requested and received permission to take a leadership role in restarting a county economic development organization...
Ed Morlan | 8/12/14
LETTER: CDC Schedules Annual Members' Meeting : The memberships are $50 per year for individuals and $100 per year for businesses...
Muriel Eason | 8/12/14
OPINION: Disillusionment, and the Building of a People's Movement : The Congressman championed himself an agent of change and an advocate of common people in the face of corporate power...
Cliff Willmeng | 8/11/14
LETTER: American History, Properly Taught : In another example, these new standards ignore the heroism and sacrifices of Americaís service men and women...
Camille Cazedessus | 8/11/14
LETTER: Lamentation : 'Because of all this, I weep...'
Raymond P. Finney | 8/11/14
EDITORIAL: The Risks Our Teenagers Face : 'Fewer high school students in Colorado think using marijuana is risky. ...'
Bill Hudson | 8/8/14
EDITORIAL: The Biggest Dog Park in Colorado? : The Council concluded the Tuesday discussion by creating a subcommittee to look more closely at the options...
Bill Hudson | 8/7/14
OPINION: The Voice of the People Will Be Heard : The Community Rights Amendment, ballot initiative #75, is the only hope for affected communities...
Merrily Mazza | 8/7/14
LETTER: Solution to an Unresponsive Federal Government : Yet, over time Washington D.C. has managed to grasp a much, much larger piece of the governing pie...
Teresa Alvelo | 8/6/14
LETTER: A Theatrically Blessed Community : There are four musicals playing this summer in repertoire, garnering incredible talent from around the country...
Cynda Green | 8/5/14
LETTER: Extremists, Clarified : Congress writes the laws, the executive signs them 'into law' and should enforce them as passed...
Camille Cazedessus | 8/5/14
LETTER: Can Pagosa Become Dog-Friendly? : 'What a great town,' I thought, 'to have such a beautiful park where humans could enjoy hiking with their dogs...'
Cynda Green | 8/4/14
LETTER: To Senators Udall and Bennet : We continue to bankroll a mini-holocaust of Israelis against Palestinians...
Raymond P. Finney | 8/4/14
LETTER: Extremists in the Republican Party : It is sad that John Boehner has made himself part of this madness...
Alfred Waddell | 8/1/14
Arts, Culture, Community 
NEW VIDEO: 'The Littlest Birds' to Play Riff Raff Brewing September 7 : Their sound is hard to describe as it seems to capture something both familiar and yet altogether unique...
Special to the Post | 8/29/14
Community Choir Rehearsals for Christmas Concert Begin Soon : The theme for this yearís concert is 'Wonders of Christmas...'
Dale Schwicker | 8/28/14
LIBRARY NEWS: Help Wanted for Friends of the Library Christmas Tree : The Christmas tree will have a candyland theme, so they are looking for ornaments that relate in some way to candy...
Carole Howard & Library Staff | 8/28/14
A Timberwright on Reservoir Hill : The Observation Deck structure at the crest of Reservoir Hill, is standing with roofing and decking yet to be done...
Norm Vance | 8/27/14
Sunrise Ranch to Host 'Becoming A Sun' : Sunrise Ranch, located west of Loveland, will hold its fourth annual Creative Field Conference...
Keahi Ewa | 8/25/14
LIBRARY NEWS: GED Orientation Starts September 9 : GED is a series of four tests in language arts, mathematical reasoning, science and social studies...
Carole Howard & Library Staff | 8/21/14
16th Annual Southwest Brewfest in Buckley Park This Weekend : More than 50 breweries to help raise funds for United Way of SW Colorado...
Special to the Post | 8/20/14
WANTED: Artistic Renderings of the Capitol Dome : From what I can determine, at least $5 million of the Capitol Dome project funding was diverted by legislators...
Bill Hudson | 8/15/14
Update on Four Corners Folk Festival Workshops, Free Yoga : Workshops are free and open to all festival-goers with a valid wristband for that day...
Special to the Post | 8/15/14
LIBRARY NEWS: Book Sale This Weekend : The two-day event takes place at the Centerpoint Church, 2750 Cornerstone Drive in the Aspen Village Center...
Carole Howard & Library Staff | 8/14/14
VIDEO: Pedal Power Art : Community public art projects take shape...
Special to the Post | 8/13/14
20th Annual Auction for the Animals on August 22 : There will be no ticket sales at the door this year, so remember to buy your tickets in advance...
Linda Lawrie | 8/12/14
Paula Poundstone Coming to Durango : Community Concert Hall and KSUT Public Radio present 'An Evening with Paula Poundstone' on August 23...
Special to the Post | 8/12/14
VIDEO: Caravan of Thieves, Darlingside Tuning Up for Four Corner Folk Festival : 'I always said that if I didnít write songs, Iíd be covered in tattoos...'
Crista Munro | 8/11/14
LIBRARY NEWS: Annual Book Sale Coming August 15-16 : The two-day event takes place at the Centerpoint Church, 2750 Cornerstone Drive...
Carole Howard & Library Staff | 8/7/14
Salida Dance Studio Hosting 3rd Law Dance Theater : 3rd Law Dance Theaterís co-directors Katie Elliot and her husband Jim LaVita will present an array of pieces...
Special to the Post | 8/6/14
VIDEO: The 2014 Folk 'N Bluegrass Festival in Pagosa Springs : Performers included the Claire Lynch Band, John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band, Peter Rowan's Twang an' Groove...
Bill Hudson | 8/5/14
More Four Corners Folk Festival Performers : Sunliner is a roots rock band that fuses the artistry of Travis Book and Sarah Siskind...
Special to the Post | 8/1/14
Business, Health, Education 
NEW Pagosa Springs Medical Center Looks at Some Big Numbers : 'As we have been saying as we've put the budget together, cash has been an issue and it continues to be an issue...'
Bill Hudson | 8/29/14
NEW State Leaders, Businesses, Organizations Support STEM Curriculum : 'Strengthening STEM education and experiences for all our students is key to developing an educated workforce...'
Sara Bracken | 8/29/14
NEW Lee Riley's Real Estate Report : July was very busy month in the real estate business, too, even...
Lee Riley | 8/29/14
A POSITIVE VIEW OF RURAL: You Share Your Success Stories : We had a small, but intimate turnout. There were just nine of us total...
Becky McCray | 8/28/14
'Starting Your Business' Half-Day Workshop : Presenters include a Small Business Specialist, Marketing Expert, Small Business Banker, an Attorney...
Lynn Asano | 8/27/14
Former Police Chief Opens 'THC' Brownie Company : 'Our brownies can be legally transported across state lines, carried through airport security checkpoints...'
Special to the Post | 8/26/14
LETTER: Thanks from Pagosa Verde Symposium : The Symposium attracted over 80 dignitaries and participants...
Jerome Smith & Sally High | 8/26/14
FINANCIALLY SPEAKING: Meeting in Jackson Hole : This meeting was no different, only this time the off-the-cuff remarks he made dealt with inflation...
Peter Johnson | 8/26/14
Improving Health Care in the Criminal Justice System : Criminal justice populations have substantially higher rates of medical, mental health and addiction problems ...
Michelle Webster | 8/25/14
Town Seeking Planning Commission Member : For more information on applying for the open seat, interested parties are encouraged to call James...
Special to the Post | 8/22/14
LPEA Selects New CEO : Michael Dreyspring to take the helm on September 1...
Indiana Reed | 8/21/14
San Juan Basin Health Announces Expanded Dental Services : This grant allows SJBH to expand its hours of service and therefore increase the number of underserved Coloradans...
Special to the Post | 8/20/14
School District Seeking Traffic Safety Guards for Elementary School : This resulted in a 'Bermuda Quadrangle' of vehicles, and a serious need to direct traffic so that accidents didn't occur...
Special to the Post | 8/19/14
Business Advisor Terryl Peterson Honored by SBDC : 'Terryl brings such a breadth of experience and skills to her mentoring with SBDC clients...'
Malia Durbano | 8/19/14
Sherry Waner Recognized by State Banking Commission of Colorado : In June, Sherry graduated from The Graduate School of Banking...
Special to the Post | 8/15/14
Colorado Tourism Office Seeking 'Matching Grant' Applicants : Funds will be awarded to organizations whose objective is to promote the state or the defined region...
Special to the Post | 8/15/14
Justice Hobbs to Speak at 2014 Water Symposium : Representatives from federal, state, and local agencies will provide an understanding of water law and related issues...
Denise Rue-Pastin | 8/13/14
'Higher Grounds Coffee' Celebrating 10 Years : The celebration will include door prizes to be given away every hour from 7:00am until 7:00pm...
Special to the Post | 8/12/14
Plague Identified in La Plata County : In recent decades an average of seven human plague cases have been reported each year nationwide...
Special to the Post | 8/12/14
Speaker Stacey Couch at Luminosity Talks : What role then does the ancient shamanic technique of soul retrieval play in this emerging landscape we are a part of?
Lynnzie Sutton | 8/8/14
Get in the Woods... and Learn : We will meet Saturday, August 16 at 7am at the Pagosa Springs Public Library...
Noah Chutz | 8/8/14
A POSITIVE VIEW OF RURAL: Our Problems as Our Identity : I heard it put this way: Argue for your limitations, and they are yours...
Becky McCray | 8/7/14
Ouray Sawtooth Mountain Ranch Project Finds Funding : Majestic mountain property to be preserved for years to come...
Philip McClelland | 8/7/14
The Growing Need for Farmers Markets : 'The National Farmers Market Directory numbers reflect the continued importance of farmers markets...'
Special to the Post | 8/5/14
VIDEO: Christoph Hess and Linda Parelli Create New DVD Series : 'The Scale of Training in Action' walks viewers through training sessions with horses and riders...
Special to the Post | 8/1/14
Memorial Hospital Performs Cutting-edge Radiation Treatment : 'It all came together so nicely. It started healing and got better and better. Itís just a wonderful thing...'
Paula Freund | 8/1/14
Recreation & Environment 
Essays, Poetry, Humor 
NEW ESSAY: The Lone Ranger Rides Again : Washington has increased the number of U.S. advisers sent to Iraq, and there is even talk of carrying out air strikes in Syria...
Mel Gurtov | 8/29/14
HAIKU : blown-glass blue...
Susan J. Tweit | 8/25/14
ESSAY: Borderfree : Rose bushes, morning glories and four-o-clocks have bloomed, and each day we eat tomatoes, mint and green onions...
Kathy Kelly | 8/22/14
ESSAY: Those Who Value Life : Suddenly the term 'enemy' expands to the whole population of people...
Robert J. Gould | 8/13/14
ESSAY: Bloodied and Besieged in Gaza : Since the beginning of Israelís invasion, more than 1,800 Palestinians have been killed, mostly civilians...
Brian Trautman | 8/5/14
POEM: The Exit : Outside the window, a feral cat sits at the edge...
Bill Hudson | 8/5/14
HAIKU : ivory arms rain-washed...
Susan J. Tweit | 8/4/14
ESSAY: The Works of War : We wanted to hear Carmenís first impressions of traveling the streets of Kabul on his way from the airport...
Kathy Kelly | 8/1/14
 
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