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Thursday, September 18, 2014
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NEW VIDEO: Pagosa Springs Medical Center Plans for Growth : The video also highlights medical milestones in our community...
Special to the Post | 9/18/14
NEW PHOTO ESSAY: Hunting Butterflies at Walmart : We were impressed with the progress at the construction site... or, at least, I was...
Bill Hudson | 9/18/14
NEW South 6th Street Closure Announced : 'We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause...'
Special to the Post | 9/18/14
Dreaming the Pagosa Springs Skyline, Part Two : As a community, we want to promote development that supports and retains our town's character...
Bill Hudson | 9/17/14
Dreaming the Pagosa Springs Skyline, Part One : The cliff is only about 130 feet high (by my estimation) but its peak provides some of the finest views in 'South Pagosa'...
Bill Hudson | 9/16/14
Pagosa Springs CDC Seeking a Revival : During her time on the CDC board, Ms. Eason became Archuleta County's local expert on 'Economic Gardening'...
Bill Hudson | 9/16/14
Pavilion Fundraiser Celebrates Downtown Ice Rink in 2014 : Everything depends on the weather but we are planning a ribbon cutting the week before Thanksgiving...
Tari Woods | 9/15/14
Official Press Release from the CDC : For success, collaboration is absolutely required between the organizations supporting economic development...
Special to the Post | 9/12/14
A Fluid Situation, Part Two : That signature was indeed applied to the Letter of Intent yesterday, following PAWSD board approval of the letter...
Bill Hudson | 9/11/14
A Fluid Situation, Part One : 'Significant issues surviving that termination include co-ownership of the 660-acre Running Iron Ranch...'
Bill Hudson | 9/10/14
School Board Votes 'No' on School Based Health Center Grant : 'And I would hope that this helps us go in that direction, helps build community trust and community engagement...'
Bill Hudson | 9/10/14
Ambitious Trails, Broken Streets, Part Two : According to my pocket calculator, that appears to be a 9:1 ratio...
Bill Hudson | 9/9/14
Patty Aragon Green Chile Classic Set for September 27 : PAGCC’s mission is to build community in Pagosa Springs and the Southwest while celebrating Hispanic cultural heritage...
Jacque Aragon | 9/9/14
Ambitious Trails, Broken Streets, Part One : The missing piece in the middle? That's about 3.5 miles, as I calculate using a Google map...
Bill Hudson | 9/8/14
Colorfest Events on the Pagosa Springs Horizon : This year Colorfest is scheduled for September 19-21 and includes various activities and events throughout the weekend...
Cindi Galabota | 9/5/14
Reservoir Hill Forest Health Collaboration Project : A group of community members has been working to secure the long-term health of forests...
Aaron Kimple | 9/5/14
Dems Headquarters Opening on Saturday : We are located in the small group of offices and stores where the Cafe Colorado is located...
Special to the Post | 9/5/14
Town Selects Greg Schulte as Permanent Town Manager : Mr. Schulte was offered a three-year contract and will receive a salary of $89,000 a year...
Bill Hudson | 9/4/14
Low-Flow Toilets and Big Water Supply Dreams, Part Seven : 'In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence...'
Bill Hudson | 9/3/14
Colorado Reporter Files Lawsuit for Release of Affordable Care Act Information : A reporter for the Independence Institute, a libertarian think tank, asked for a court order Thursday...
Jeffrey A. Roberts | 9/3/14
VIDEO: 2014 Pagosa Compost Project : McGrath and James constructed their composing bins from recycled shipping pallets...
Bill Hudson | 9/2/14
Low-Flow Toilets and Big Water Supply Dreams, Part Six : 'If Powell becomes too low to operate it would trigger a crisis, so we need to decide early on how we would deal with that...'
Bill Hudson | 9/2/14
Opinions & Letters 
NEW EDITORIAL: Colorado, Your Public Corporation : 'The new brand embodies our state's upward momentum and will help Colorado attract top talent...'
Bill Hudson | 9/18/14
NEW LETTER: We Can Bring Change to Washington : Congress certainly won't propose amending the constitution in such a way as to limit its power and reach...
Glen E. Terrell | 9/18/14
LETTER: Save the Shale Hill : How will this affect the San Juan River and the drainage that will come from such construction on a site so close?
J. Mencor Valdez | 9/17/14
LETTER: Misery, Education, and a Trip to Mexico : Got D's in History and Biology. Escaped to France for my Jr. Year and majored in French...
Anna O'Reilly | 9/17/14
Open Letter to Our U.S. Senators : Please urge the President to instruct the INS and DHS to go slow on deporting anyone but convicted felons...
Ray Finney | 9/17/14
LETTER: Conspiracy Theories, Reconsidered : Seemingly intelligent Americans refuse to accept the reality of what they are witnessing...
Greg Giehl | 9/17/14
OPINION: Confessions of a PSHS Graduate : I can almost hear them thinking, 'So young to have two children already...'
Ursala Hudson | 9/16/14
EDITORIAL: Why the Student Based Health Center Proposal Failed, Part Four : How much larger is that 'larger community?'
Bill Hudson | 9/16/14
OPINION: September 11 and the Loss of Our Liberties : This is not possible... did anyone not see the fireball that was connected to both hits?
Jeff Maehr | 9/16/14
EDITORIAL: Why the Student Based Health Center Proposal Failed, Part Three : Maybe those two problems really go hand in hand? Poor communications and bad plans?
Bill Hudson | 9/15/14
OPINION: Those of Us Who Care About Education : We do understand and applaud the phenomenal things that teachers and staff are doing...
Lyn Dryburgh | 9/15/14
LETTER: Mr. Giehl Does Not Understand Gravity : The video is real: it is a document of what those two buildings looked like on September 11, 2001...
Camille Cazedessus | 9/15/14
EDITORIAL: Why the Student Based Health Center Proposal Failed, Part Two : 'That was part of what the opposition was saying: once you get grant money, you're kind of stuck...'
Bill Hudson | 9/12/14
OPINION: Open Letter to the CDC Board of Directors : Economic development is a priority for Archuleta County, which is designated at the highest level of economic distress...
Muriel Eason | 9/12/14
EDITORIAL: Why the Student Based Health Center Proposal Failed, Part One : The School Board was promised a complete business plan, maybe as soon as June...
Bill Hudson | 9/11/14
LETTER: September 11 : Review the video, the building is not falling down...
Greg Giehl | 9/11/14
OPINION: New Bill Would Allow Fees on All Federal Lands : We urge people who oppose the bill to contact their congressional delegation without delay...
Kitty Benzar | 9/11/14
LETTER: An Old Saudi Arab : We will have to do this when their Air Force is tied up in excercises...
Ty Baker | 9/11/14
EDITORIAL: A New School Year, Another Chance to Improve, Part Three : It's how we were trained to behave. For years and years...
Bill Hudson | 9/10/14
LETTER: More Questions About 9/11 : Ironically, all seven buildings belonging to the WTC complex were destroyed by the events of 9/11...
Ty Baker | 9/10/14
EDITORIAL: A New School Year, Another Chance to Improve, Part Two : So I wrote to Ms. Daly and Ms. Costin, asking if the community could get additional information...
Bill Hudson | 9/9/14
LETTER: World Trade Center Conspiracy Theories : The buildings were designed to withstand the collision with a passenger jet, and they did...
Earl Young | 9/9/14
LETTER: The Facts About Our Senatorial Candidates : No Democrats voted in favor of the bill, and only four Republicans voted against it...
F. John Lozen | 9/9/14
EDITORIAL: A New School Year, Another Chance to Improve, Part One : How's our local School District doing, as far as setting an example?
Bill Hudson | 9/8/14
OPINION: Please Consider the Truth About 9/11 : Those buildings were designed to catch an airplane if struck by one and that is exactly what they did...
Greg Giehl | 9/8/14
LETTER: Similarities and Security : To 'create security,' one first locks the door, builds a fence or posts a guard...
Camille Cazedessus | 9/8/14
EDITORIAL: Higher Taxes as a Form of Recreation, Part Three : We knew the exact dates of the Festival. We knew the exact location. And we knew the Ticket Price...
Bill Hudson | 9/5/14
EDITORIAL: Higher Taxes as a Form of Recreation, Part Two : Commissioner Lucero states that 'we want a lot of things in this community,' and maybe that's true...
Bill Hudson | 9/4/14
OPINION: Where Do We Go From Here? : Government does not make jobs, but we can help...
Michael Whiting | 9/4/14
OPINION: Labor Day is Not Just a Day Off : Getting elected has become ever harder to do without the vote of the retirement community...
Kirby Perschbacher | 9/3/14
EDITORIAL: Higher Taxes as a Form of Recreation, Part One : We ended up with a lot of photographs of Travis Book...
Bill Hudson | 9/3/14
OPINION: Clarifying the SBHC Issue : Although it is true that transportation can be a barrier to children and adolescents seeking health services...
Maureen Daly & Deborah Costin | 9/3/14
Arts, Culture, Community 
NEW BOOK EXCERPT: 21st Century Superhuman Quantum Lifestyle' : 'We are being irresistibly drawn into a surreal and empowering future...'
Cary Ellis | 9/18/14
NEW LIBRARY NEWS: Help Celebrate 'Banned Books Week' : We agree with the position of the American Library Association...
Carole Howard & Library Staff | 9/18/14
NEW Luminosity Talks Will Feature Parks Manager Jim Miller on Monday : Jim's muse is significantly enhanced by being on-site in the parks...
Lynnzie Sutton | 9/18/14
Sign Up Now for 'Mountain Chile Cha Cha' Contest : The seventh annual Patty Aragon Green Chile Classic will offer up more than $600 in prize money...
Special to the Post | 9/17/14
'Manhattan Short' Film Festival a Worldwide Event : You Be the Judge! At the world’s first Global Film Festival...
Special to the Post | 9/17/14
FICTION: Fire in the Hole, Part Three : Today, who would ever know that deep shaft coal miners and their families had ever once lived and worked here?
John Kekec | 9/17/14
'21st Century Superhuman' Book Signing Event : A complete eye-opening guide to Quantum physics, ancient wisdom and celestial conjunctions...
Special to the Post | 9/16/14
FICTION: Fire in the Hole, Part Two : 'I see a lot of people up there at the tipple. Think we’ll have any more trouble today with all the protestors?'
John Kekec | 9/16/14
Pagosa MAKERS Tour Set for October Dates : Representing 120 MAKERS, the Pagosa MAKERS Expo & Tour will feature booths at expo venues and tour locations...
Leanne Goebel | 9/16/14
FICTION: Fire in the Hole, Part One : From the very origins of our country, historical fiction writers have chronicled the many different historical eras...
John Kekec | 9/15/14
Community Band Invites You to Join the Fun : The Pagosa Springs Community Band will begin rehearsals for their fall concert on Sunday, September 21...
Heidi Tanner | 9/15/14
PHOTO ESSAY: Meeker Classic is Classic Border Collie : Someone asked Amanda the question, 'What do you do to reward your dog?'...
Cynda Green | 9/12/14
Tim Sullivan, KT Sullivan in Concert at the Strater : Headliner will be Tim's sister KT Sullivan, pictured here...
Carole Howard | 9/12/14
Register Your Child for 'Whatchamawhozits' Fall Theatre Project :  This season the kids will write a Holiday show together, play acting games that focus on lessons in stage work...
Special to the Post | 9/12/14
LIBRARY NEWS: Home Libraries and Education : Value of home libraries for your youngsters as school starts...
Carole Howard & Library Staff | 9/11/14
Recycling Shoe Boxes for Operation Christmas Child : Since 1993, more than 113 million boys and girls around the world have experienced God’s love through these shoebox gifts...
Nancy Burke | 9/11/14
Environmental Film Festival This Weekend : Pagosa outdoor enthusiasts may be familiar with 'A Sense of Wonder,' a 2008 film about Rachel Carson...
Sally High | 9/10/14
PHOTO ESSAY: Great Sand Dunes Quarter Unveiled : Bill The Buffalo Coin Mascot posed for photos with the kids...
Jeff Laydon | 9/8/14
Rotary Clubs Schedule Public 'Open House' Event : The two Pagosa clubs are comprised of over 100 business and professional leaders...
Bill Hudson | 9/5/14
LIBRARY NEWS: Baby and Toddler Storytime Moves to Saturday : One of the most frequent requests you made in our recent survey was to offer young children’s programs on Saturdays...
Carole Howard & Library Staff | 9/4/14
'The Met' Returns to the Community Concert Hall : Metropolitan Opera performances transmitted live in High-Definition to FLC campus...
Indiana Reed | 9/2/14
Business, Health, Education 
NEW Hispanic Students See Expanded Opportunities at Adams State : 'Our economic success in the 21st century depends on a well-educated workforce...'
Philip Clelland | 9/18/14
Town Tourism Committee to Discuss 2015 Event Funding Today : 'The Town Tourism Committee has scheduled an events subcommittee meeting for Wednesday, September 17th...'
Special to the Post | 9/17/14
New Certification for First Southwest's Dan Osby : This training program and certification is sponsored by the Independent Community Bankers of America...
Carla Cortes | 9/17/14
Sen. Udall Denounces Defeat of Student Loan Relief Effort : 'But all too often, student loan debt holds them back, making it harder for Coloradans to invest in their futures...'
Mike Saccone | 9/17/14
SPARK Program in Durango Addresses Childhood Obesity : San Juan Basin Health Department is pleased to announce the receipt of a two-year grant...
Special to the Post | 9/15/14
Luminosity Talks to Feature Anna O'Reilly on Monday : We’ll move to Gabrielle Roth’s DVD The Inner Wave and move color on paper with hard pastels...
Lynnzie Sutton | 9/12/14
UPDATED: Congressional Candidate Abel Tapia in Pagosa on Sunday : 'After serving Colorado for 20 years I truly understand what is important for our state and communities...'
Special to the Post | 9/12/14
'Growing Spaces' Honored by Environmental Leadership Program : 'I am so proud to be a part of the ELP and a developing vision of sustainable practices in Colorado...'
Dana Hayward | 9/10/14
Health Department Issues Enterovirus Information : Recent reports in the Denver area and other cities across the country have called attention to an increase...
Special to the Post | 9/10/14
Durango Rustic Glamour Fashion Show at the Henry Strater Theatre : Host, Shari Andrews, creates fashion-forward clothing including dresses, skirts, pants and hats...
Special to the Post | 9/10/14
Housing Solutions Offers Free Mortgage Counseling : Homeowners delinquent or in foreclosure save time, headache and money when working with housing counselors...
Special to the Post | 9/10/14
Plague Case Confirmed in La Plata County : This is the second case of plague in La Plata County this year...
Special to the Post | 9/8/14
A POSITIVE VIEW OF RURAL: Brain Drain? Brain Gain? : So what is pushing kids away in the first place? Opportunity. That's what the researchers said...
Becky McCray | 9/8/14
College Student Push for Fossil Fuel 'Divestment' : A statewide movement is steadily building momentum...
Michaela Steiner | 9/5/14
Fall Festivals DUI Enforcement : Officers will increase patrols for the Fall Festival enforcement period starting September 5 through October 20...
Special to the Post | 9/5/14
CDC Posts Meeting Agenda : The public is invited to attend. The agenda for the meeting is shown below...
Special to the Post | 9/5/14
LPEA Has a New 'App' : Members can connect to their accounts through electronic devices...
Indiana Reed | 9/4/14
2014 Great Sand Dunes Quarter Released Today :  1st Southwest Bank chosen as Coin Exchange Bank...
Special to the Post | 9/4/14
Ask the Archangels on September 13 : If you have ever wanted to ask an Archangel or an Ascended Master a question, this is your chance...
Mark Kimmel | 9/3/14
CDC Calls Annual Members Meeting : Archuleta County is designated by the state of Colorado as one of the most economically distressed counties in the state...
Special to the Post | 9/2/14
Seeing Red Tape : Pits and Peeves 2.0 – Progress in Motion Report...
Special to the Post | 9/2/14
Recreation & Environment 
Essays, Poetry, Humor 
ESSAY: Nationalist Illusions : This rhetoric, of course, is the lead-in to yet another American-led war in the Middle East...
Lawrence Wittner | 9/15/14
HAIKU : forty-four degrees...
Susan J. Tweit | 9/12/14
HAIKU : rain’s gentle patter...
Susan J. Tweit | 9/9/14
ESSAY: The True Poverty Rate : Let’s be clear — poverty, especially if you’re born into it, can be difficult to escape
Emily Cleath | 9/8/14
ESSAY: The Irony of U.S. Foreign Policy : Ironically, President Obama has been getting high-profile criticism from those wishing he had been more aggressive...
Stephen Zunes | 9/3/14
ESSAY: Educating the Taliban : Education is one critical investment we can make as a global society toward the eradication of organized violence...
Rizwan Zulfiqar Bhutta | 9/2/14
 
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