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Thursday, April 24, 2014
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NEW Early Voting Confusion at PAWSD : The public has been experiencing some problems with choices 1 and 2, however...
Bill Hudson | 4/24/14
NEW ACLU Celebrates End of 'Debtors Prison' Policies in Colorado : 'There is also vast bipartisan agreement among legislators that jailing the poor for unpaid fines is fiscally unwise...'
John Krieger | 4/24/14
Slash Chipping Program in Archuleta County : Residents and mitigation contractors in the county can now bring woody slash to one of two public locations free of charge...
Bill Trimarco | 4/23/14
VIDEO: Another Shot at Resolving the Visitor Center Dispute, Part Four : 'And vice versa; we said some things to the Chamber that were pretty frank and blunt...'
Bill Hudson | 4/22/14
Stonemason Needed to Help Heal Dr. Mary Fisher's Gravesite : I went to clinic manager, Bill Bright, and he was going to get the EMTs to maintain the grave...
Norm Vance | 4/22/14
LWV to Host PAWSD Candidate Forum : Following this, the floor will be open to questions direct from the audience in a town-hall style meeting...
Special to the Post | 4/22/14
VIDEO: Another Shot at Resolving the Visitor Center Dispute, Part Three : For the 2014 fiscal year, the Town of Pagosa Springs budgeted $138,500 for 'Visitor Center Operations' and 'Fulfillments' ...
Bill Hudson | 4/21/14
Doug and Nyla... and Earth Week 2014 : 'I was raised on a farm where you recycle everything; and I was always picking up trash and litter everywhere I went...'
DC Duncan | 4/18/14
VIDEO: Another Shot at Resolving the Visitor Center Dispute, Part Two : Nearly everyone in the room, I'm sure, felt the shopping center was a poor second choice as the location for a visitor center...
Bill Hudson | 4/18/14
Another Shot at Resolving the Visitor Center Dispute, Part One : There also appears to be a popular belief among business owners that the TTC does not have the experience...
Bill Hudson | 4/17/14
Get Ready for Earth Week in Pagosa : A 5K Trash Walk with Stacey Boone and PLPOA will occur from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Pagosa Lakes Recreation Center...
Special to the Post | 4/17/14
VIDEO: PAWSD Board Member Burt Adams Argues for a New Leak Policy : A bit later in the discussion, we heard director Mike Church argue against 'making a profit' from a customer's problems...
Bill Hudson | 4/16/14
Registration Opens for 'Rural Philanthropy Days' : Our mountain towns are unique and special places of diversity, hardship, hard work, trading, community, family...
Special to the Post | 4/15/14
ESSAY: The Ludlow Massacre, A Personal Perspective : The silence was welcome until the sound of the conflagration around the camp was unmistakable...
Kirby Perschbacher | 4/14/14
VIDEO: PAWSD Candidates Speak at ACRW Luncheon : This seven-minute video will give you a taste of the five candidates for the PAWSD Board...
Bill Hudson | 4/11/14
Aspen Springs Headed for the Polls : 'TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN and particularly to the electors of the Aspen Springs Metropolitan District...'
Special to the Post | 4/11/14
Aspen Springs Heads into Well-Contested May 6 Election : Spotted in the lively crowd were some of the other 11 candidates...
DC Duncan | 4/10/14
Parks & Wildlife Commission Meets in Salida Tomorrow : Commission will meet April 10 and 11 to begin implementation of legislative changes...
Special to the Post | 4/9/14
PHOTO ESSAY: Celebrating Our Visitors Center : Archie the Bear invites guests to sign in as they enter the Visitor Center...
Cynda Green | 4/8/14
The Visitors Center, Revisited... Part Four : 'Speaking for the Chamber, we have always wanted the building to remain the Visitors Center....'
Bill Hudson | 4/7/14
The Visitors Center, Revisited... Part Three : A huge influx of money, more than tripling the community's financial tax resources available for tourism promotion...
Bill Hudson | 4/4/14
A Conversation with Mark Weiler : 'So the people who then bought some of those houses were young people with families...'
DC Duncan | 4/4/14
Pagosa Springs Middle School Recognized as Healthy School Champion : Middle School received an award in the amount of $5,000 based on the results...
Sara Bracken | 4/3/14
The Visitors Center, Revisited... Part Two : 'I count every night, when I walk to my truck, somewhere between 100 and 250 people in that river...'
Bill Hudson | 4/3/14
CPW Seeking Public Input on Mule Deer Policy : 'The declining mule deer population is concerning to our agency and many stakeholders across the state...'
Special to the Post | 4/3/14
The Visitors Center, Revisited... Part One : 'And hopefully, down the road, we'd have a group working together, rather than against each other...'
Bill Hudson | 4/2/14
Southern Ute Chairman Jimmy Newton 'Walks On' : 'Chairman Newton served this Tribe and its members for over a decade...'
Bill Hudson | 4/2/14
CPW Makes Changes to Landowner Policies : Private lands in Colorado play a critical role in keeping wildlife populations healthy and abundant....
Special to the Post | 4/1/14
Opinions & Letters 
OPINION: Freedom and Responsibilty Belong Together in Aspen Springs : 'We the People of Aspen Springs' have a poster up announcing the upcoming election on May 6...
DC Duncan | 4/23/14
LETTER: Metro District Could Do a Better Job with Elections : There was never any type of communication to the residents of Aspen Springs about any previous elections...
Ann R. Seale | 4/22/14
OPINION: Upcoming Election Gets Aspen Springs Boiling : Perhaps I have been a bit prejudiced in my recent scribblings about my rural neighborhood...
DC Duncan | 4/22/14
LETTER: Ken Fox for LPEA Board : The Board needs stability to allow it to return to efficient leadership and decision-making...
Jim Huffman | 4/22/14
LETTER: Vote for Bob Lynch for LPEA : Bob has demonstrated he is receptive to and respectful of the opinions of others...
Bob Clinkenbeard | 4/22/14
LETTER: The Core Aspen Springs Issues : The District, through the board, has gone beyond this in their perview in this responsibility...
Doug Roberts | 4/21/14
LETTER: De-Bunch PAWSD : 'And, how could one person, alone, create such havoc?'
John Ramberg | 4/21/14
LETTER: The Importance of Aspen Springs Election : Do you know the people that are running? Do you know where they stand on issues?
Ronnie Zaday | 4/18/14
LETTER: Get Out and Cast Your PAWSD Vote : We need Paul Hansen and Gordon McIver on the Board so that they can successfully challenge these issues...
Duane Branson | 4/18/14
LETTER: Help Save Our Visitor Center : I also urge all citizens attend the Town Council meeting today — 12 noon at Town Hall...
Cynda Green | 4/17/14
LETTER: Respect for PAWSD Customers : Sadly, if customers want even basic respect, they will need to vote in two new board members on May 6...
Mike Church | 4/16/14
OPINION: Help Stop the DARK Act : It’s no surprise that industry chose the Kansas Republican as their cheerleader...
Special to the Post | 4/16/14
LETTER: Just the Facts, Please : I was delighted in 2010, when the organization addressed its sordid history of financial and operational neglect...
John Ramberg | 4/15/14
LETTER: The Dry Gulch Debacle : So PAWSD and SJWCD spent lots of money on studies to justify their preconceived conclusions...
Burt Adams | 4/15/14
LETTER: Meeting with Candidate Dave West : As one of those 'newbies' I was a bit taken aback by the level of vitriol and the partisanship displayed...
Dave West | 4/14/14
LETTER: Time for a New, Customer-Oriented PAWSD Board : Failure to recognize that now is the time to deal with this enormous treated water loss is unconscionable...
Jan Clinkenbeard | 4/11/14
LETTER: Please Help Preserve Local Control of Our Communities : Mr. Sanderson and his industrial association are the same group who challenged Summit County’s 2004 ban on cyanide...
John Lamb | 4/11/14
LETTER: The Magnitude of the PAWSD Election : The May 6 PAWSD election could have greater financial implications than did the recent Town election...
John Ramberg | 4/10/14
LETTER: Oil and Gas Industry Overlooks Key Data : Because of low natural gas prices, companies are moving operations away from gas and into oil...
Erin Moriarty | 4/10/14
OPINION: And the Winners Are... Part Two : We're pretty damn lucky, that we have this safe, reliable system of elections available to us...
Bill Hudson | 4/9/14
OPINION: A Beautiful Visitor Center for a Beautiful Town : What are our priorities? Will tourists even stop there?
Cynda Green | 4/8/14
OPINION: And the Winners Are... Part One : 'The less people know about how sausages and laws are made, the better they sleep in the night...'
Bill Hudson | 4/8/14
LETTER: Misdirected Marijuana Legislation : Instead, new standards are needed: to confirm that pregnant citizens have the same rights and privacy as all...
Indra Lusero & Heather Thompson | 4/7/14
LETTER: Corrected Facts About the Chairlift : In fact a company has purchased the chairlift and it will soon be picked up and delivered to its new destination...
Bob Hart | 4/7/14
OPINION: Seeking to Safeguard the Personal Liberties of County Residents : Collecting the signatures of the required 5 percent of the previous voting electors is no small task....
Jeff Maeher | 4/4/14
OPINION: Freedom of Speech : Closely related to individual free speech is freedom of the press...
Albert Jenab | 4/3/14
LETTER: Thoughts About Our Visitors Center : The parties that have been directly involved may need a fresh perspective...
Lee Riley | 4/3/14
LETTER: Financial Wreck Center : By 2034, this annual shortfall will be $5,000 per man, woman and child...
John Ramberg | 4/2/14
OPINION: April Fools : The campaign has been ugly, for those of us who've taken a side on the issue...
Bill Hudson | 4/1/14
LETTER: The Dream of 5 Percent Growth : But it takes more than just opposable thumbs and a laptop to make valid 25-year projections...
Albert Jenab | 4/1/14
Arts, Culture, Community 
NEW High Rollers Dance Tomorrow Night at the Community Center : Doors and cash bar will open at 6:30pm; the dance will start at 7:00pm...
Special to the Post | 4/24/14
NEW LIBRARY NEWS: Lifelong Learning Lecture Tonight : Tonight’s topic is “Water and Wilderness” by Ivan Geroy, Pagosa District hydrologist...
Carole Howard & Library Staff | 4/24/14
'ETHEL' Coming to Durango Concert Hall on May 2 : Inventive string quartet to perform special program, 'Grace'...
Indiana Reed | 4/22/14
'Colorado You Got Talent' Opened to All Performers : Singers, dancers, comedians, circus performers and entertainers from all over the State are registering...
Special to the Post | 4/22/14
Last Chance to Share Your Recipes and Help Build the Pavilion : Our panel of judges will again award medals... and attendees will be able to cast their vote for the Peoples Choice Award...
Tari Woods | 4/21/14
'Folk N Blues' Posters Ready for the Street Team : We especially need people in the following towns and cities...
Special to the Post | 4/18/14
LIBRARY NEWS: Preschool Dance Party : Kids two–five years of age and their caregivers are invited to our first-ever preschool dance party next Wednesday...
Carole Howard & Library Staff | 4/17/14
Pagosa to Celebrate Historic Preservation Month : Local activities have been added to this year’s schedule to create a sense of identity based on Pagosa Springs history...
Special to the Post | 4/17/14
StageStruck Productions Announces Summer 2014 Season : Each Monday from May 19 through August 25, StageStruck will present a brand new melodrama...
Rick Artis | 4/16/14
LIBRARY NEWS: Lifelong Learning Lecture Series Returns : 'Wilderness history and law on the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act...'
Carole Howard & Library Staff | 4/10/14
Plant and Garden Expo Next Week : Local area vendors will be showing off a number of items you can find in stock to help with your Rocky Mountain gardening...
Special to the Post | 4/8/14
An Historic Visit to Tosido Springs : 'Ute tradition supported by white history tells that they found and won the spring from the Navajo over 100 years ago...'
Camille Cazedessus | 4/4/14
Ron & Cindy Gustafson... A Force of Nature, Part Two : 'The General didn’t know what hit him. They were instant friends...'
DC Duncan | 4/3/14
LIBRARY NEWS: Please Participate in Our Survey : We are eager to get input from our patrons — and equally eager to reach out to non-library users to get their views...
Carole Howard & Library Staff | 4/3/14
Ron & Cindy Gustafson... A Force of Nature, Part One : 'She formed the group while in a wheelchair in July of 2008...'
DC Duncan | 4/2/14
DEVIL MOUNTAIN CHRONICLES: A Message for Al Hirt : I grabbed a pen and piece of paper and started scribbling as he dictated a short message to me over the phone...
DC Duncan | 4/1/14
Business, Health, Education 
NEW A POSITIVE VIEW OF RURAL: Folks, Not Numbers, Make a Town : 'Stop measuring civic value by real estate prices...'
Becky McCray | 4/24/14
NEW Lawmakers Make Another Attempt to Increase School Board Transparency : A bill that would have required the electronic recording of board-of-education executive sessions died in a Senate committee...
Jeffrey A Roberts | 4/24/14
Tick Season Returns : The most common carrier of both of these diseases is the Rocky Mountain wood tick...
Claire Macpherson | 4/23/14
Town Seeks Community Center Director : Responsibilities include policy formation; planning; plan execution; team leadership...
Special to the Post | 4/23/14
Grants Available for 'Specialty Crops' : Producers have until May 1 to apply for funding...
Philip Clelland | 4/21/14
A Chance to Taste Hometown Whiskey Today : We will be serving Eagle Mountain Whiskey, Smoke Shine Whiskey, Smoke Shine Pineapple Spice...
Special to the Post | 4/18/14
Lee Riley's Real Estate Report : The Council agreed to our request, and delayed the decision until after the election...
Lee Riley | 4/15/14
Ten Tips for Paying Your Federal Taxes : You can pay taxes electronically 24/7 on IRS.gov...
Special to the Post | 4/15/14
Only Seven Sponsorship Slots Left for Car Show : Join the fun at the 6th Annual Pagosa Springs Car & Motorcycle Show held in Pagosa Springs May 16-18...
Special to the Post | 4/11/14
Is Your Forest Healthy? : The Citizen Science Brigade will have a kick off meeting on April 18 at the Ross Aragon Community Center...
Special to the Post | 4/11/14
Red Cross Hires New Regional Director : 'I am really going to get out there and try to recruit volunteers...'
Bill Fortune | 4/10/14
Energy-Efficient Home Improvements Can Lower Your Taxes : This tax credit is 30 percent of the cost of alternative energy equipment installed on or in your home...
Special to the Post | 4/3/14
Recreation & Environment 
Essays, Poetry, Humor 
ESSAY: Looking Back on Easter 2014 : 'Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres...'
Winslow Meyers | 4/23/14
ESSAY: Budgets as Moral Documents : Unfortunately, in our current dysfunctional national body politic, there lacks the leadership and courage...
Robert Dodge | 4/14/14
HUMOR: The Coming Hobbit Economy : And the evil kingdom of Mordor?
Louis Cannon | 4/11/14
ESSAY: America's Peace Ships : By the time the stricken vessel reached its home port in Japan, the 23 crew members were in advanced stages of radiation poisoning...
Lawrence S. Wittner | 4/10/14
ESSAY: Any Courtroom in China : 'International law is not an empty promise, and treaties must be enforced...'
John LaForge | 4/8/14
 
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