News Summaries

Saturday, October 25, 2014
Front Page - Opinions & Letters - Arts, Culture, Community - Business, Health, Education - Recreation & Environment - Essays, Poetry, Humor 
Current month Oct 14 - previous month - next month - Overview
Front Page 
NEW A Frank Discussion About the Ross Aragon Community Center, Part Three : Mr. Roane was not able to discover how that money was spent...
Bill Hudson | 10/24/14
NEW Poll Shows Lack of Support for Casinos Amendment : The university surveyed 500 Colorado adults who said they were very likely to vote or had already voted...
Todd Engdahl | 10/24/14
A Frank Discussion About the Ross Aragon Community Center, Part Two : 'What expenses comprise 'Occupancy' as used by the Coalition in its tax returns?'
Bill Hudson | 10/23/14
The Magical World of Roberto Garcia, Part Two : 'Not only does a statue need to be technically correct, it has to be beautiful...'
DC Duncan | 10/23/14
Town Tourism Committee Event Application Deadline Tomorrow : Criteria for funding consideration will include the potential for positive economic impact...
Special to the Post | 10/23/14
The Magical World of Roberto Garcia, Part One : 'I just love it up here. We don't want to live anywhere else in the world...'
DC Duncan | 10/22/14
Tonight's Forum to Feature McLachlan, Brown : The League of Women Voters will host a House District 59 Candidate’s Forum...
Special to the Post | 10/22/14
A Frank Discussion About the Ross Aragon Community Center, Part One : 'This is our time to talk about this. This is when we exercise our oversight, at budget time...'
Bill Hudson | 10/22/14
Voting in the Dark : 'People like me shouldn't vote, if they don't put in the effort to understand the choices...'
Bill Hudson | 10/21/14
School Board Deep-Sixes Amendment 68 : ' And I would hope everybody votes against this. It's a terrible initiative...'
Bill Hudson | 10/20/14
VIDEO: Fire on the Mountain, Part Four : A short ways up the trail, we came upon some pieces of a burnt tree...
Bill Hudson | 10/17/14
LPEA to Distribute Capital Credit Refunds : 'We are required to allocate margins in the form of capital credits to our members as annually determined by our board of directors...'
Indiana Reed | 10/17/14
VIDEO: Fire on the Mountain, Part Three : I had the sense, looking around at the numerous 'unflagged' trees, that maybe 80 percent of the pines would be removed...
Bill Hudson | 10/16/14
Colorado Citizens Review GMO Labeling Issue : Last month, in a pilot program, 20 Colorado voters assessed Proposition 105...
Jeff Dodge | 10/16/14
VIDEO: Fire on the Mountain, Part Two : One person pointed out that we were surrounded by a monoculture: all of the tall trees were Ponderosa pines...
Bill Hudson | 10/15/14
VIDEO: Fire on the Mountain, Part One : The removal work would be funded partly by a grant from the Colorado Forest Service...
Bill Hudson | 10/14/14
PHOTO ESSAY: 'Makers' Attract a Crowd : Both of the venues I visited on Saturday boasted a steady stream of spectators...
Bill Hudson | 10/13/14
Help Wanted, Part Five : 'Because to make this work, to make this whole cycle work, you've got to either go out and find the talent...'
Bill Hudson | 10/13/14
Help Wanted, Part Four : 'Are we better off? No, not everybody is better off. There's still tremendous unemployment here...'
Bill Hudson | 10/10/14
Help Wanted, Part Three : 'Most communities, when a Walmart opens, see an increase in requests for police service...'
Bill Hudson | 10/9/14
OBITUARY: Ruth Marquez : Ruth was born to Benjamin and Manuelita Espinoza on April 12, 1922 in Espinoza, CO...
Special to the Post | 10/9/14
Help Wanted, Part Two : 'Can you imagine coming from the Philippines to Window Rock? What a culture shock that is?'
Bill Hudson | 10/8/14
OBITUARY: Mary Ofelia Gurule : Mary was born to Cresencio and Deliria Gonzales in Dulce, NM on June 8, 1939...
Special to the Post | 10/8/14
Wolf Creek Ski Area Counting Down the Snowflakes : Kingsbury “Pitch” Pitcher will be inducted into the Colorado Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame on October 17...
Sarah Stephens | 10/8/14
Help Wanted, Part One : 'They're young, and they are going to bail out, to work in a place where there's more action...'
Bill Hudson | 10/7/14
Supreme Court Declines to Rule on Same-Sex Marriage : 'Clerks across the state must begin issuing marriage licenses to all same-sex couples...'
Bill Hudson | 10/7/14
Public Invited to Town Council Budget Work Sessions : The Pagosa Springs Town Council will be conducting work sessions about the 2015 municipal budget...
Special to the Post | 10/6/14
Tenants Rights Workshop at Sisson Library : Can the landlord lock me out or enter my rental without my permission?
Special to the Post | 10/3/14
PHOTO ESSAY: Mountain Chile Cha Cha Attracts Chile Lovers, Runners : 'The mission of the Patty Aragon Green Chile Classic is to build community in the Pagosa Springs area...'
Norm Vance | 10/2/14
Sowing the Seeds of Government Subsidy, Part Seven : 'If we built the hardscape... what would be the timing to get the actual greenhouses built?'
Bill Hudson | 10/1/14
CDC Hosts Board Meeting Today : We carefully considered comments expressed at our last CDC meeting, urging us to be transparent...
Special to the Post | 10/1/14
Free Forest Health Walk & BBQ : The afternoon will include a tour of Reservoir Hill with a discussion of forest health concerns and impacts...
Aaron Kimple | 10/1/14
Opinions & Letters 
LETTER: Thoughts About a 'Convention of States', Part Two : He also said, 'The powers delegated by the Constitution to the federal government are few and defined...'
Camille Cazedessus | 10/23/14
LETTER: Intimidated and Harassed by a Corrupt City Government : This has been ongoing for the past 5 years... and in 5 years, I have only received 23% of my water...
Nancy Dominic | 10/23/14
LETTER: Taking a Shot at Lead Shot : I must have consumed some lead as a child, although it never occurred to me to eat paint flakes...
Jerry L. Modisette | 10/22/14
EDITORIAL: Rick Palacio Makes a Statement : 'El Gobernador John Hickenlooper es un líder y su record habla por sí solo...'
Bill Hudson | 10/22/14
LETTER: Thoughts About a 'Convention of States', Part One : For instance, the 26th Amendment, lowering the voter age to 18...
Camille Cazedessus | 10/22/14
LPEA Under Fire for 'Smart Meter' Policies : Numerous co-op members concluded that the meeting was a sham...
Diana Luppi | 10/21/14
OPINION: Please Get Informed, and Vote : My opponent and I are on opposite sides of these issues...
Michael Whiting | 10/21/14
LETTER: The Flaws in Proposition 105 : If a realistic dose is used, there are no results in a feasible sample size...
Jerry L. Modisette | 10/21/14
LETTER: Meeting Bob Beauprez : What struck me most was his casual description of his impressive background...
Dave West | 10/21/14
EDITORIAL: The Town Budget, by the Numbers : But Walmart stores are also known for causing other retailers to go out of business...
Bill Hudson | 10/20/14
OPINION: Prop 105 and the Health of Our Children : Luckily for GMO producers, the FDA only looked at 3-month studies for their approval of the product...
Kathleen Steventon | 10/20/14
LETTER: Marcia Neal's Qualifications : Common Core is the defining issue in this Colorado School Board election...
Barbara Rawlings | 10/20/14
LETTER: Is Our Constitution Outdated? :  Our Constitution is unique in spelling out what government cannot do...
Sue Long | 10/20/14
EDITORIAL: Changing the Constitution : No one living in 2014 wants to restore the Constitution as originally conceived and written...
Bill Hudson | 10/17/14
LETTER: For Women : The median annual earnings of women 15 or older who worked year-round, full time in 2012 was $37,791...
Becky Herman | 10/15/14
LETTER: Ignorance Doesn't Help Us Deal with the Problem : My house is solar heated. Saves me about 50% on heating fuel...
Jerry L. Modisette | 10/15/14
LETTER: When the Fracking Jobs Disappear : Some people say that we who oppose fracking are hypocrites, if we drive cars or heat our homes...
Anita Li | 10/14/14
LETTER: Udall vs Gardner : I will not try to rebut all that has been said, just want to clarify a few points...
Jim Huffman | 10/14/14
LETTER: Crayola Ebola : Then, another Ebola-stricken patient pops up. The CDC says that there must have been a breach of protocol...
Cynda Green | 10/14/14
LETTER: Untruthful Accusations Made Against J. Paul Brown : This TV clip is just an attempt to dishonor J. Paul’s good name...
Franklin Anderson | 10/13/14
EDITORIAL: The Price of Progress : Remarkably, without really trying, we still have clean water, clean air, and abundant (though overgrown) forests...
Bill Hudson | 10/10/14
LETTER: Bring Back 'Made in America' : Proposed modern day solutions include a VAT, a 'flat' tax, a federal consumption tax...
Dave Boone | 10/9/14
EDITORIAL: A Modest Proposal : 'The question therefore is, How this number shall be reared, and provided for?'
Bill Hudson | 10/7/14
OPINION: Our Public Right to Know About GMOs : I support Proposition 105 because it is a sensible approach to transparency in food labeling...
Christiane Karas | 10/6/14
EDITORIAL: A Simple Framework for the Future, Part Seven : I'm looking forward to a continuing community discussion about education, here in Archuleta County...
Bill Hudson | 10/6/14
EDITORIAL: A Simple Framework for the Future, Part Six : Here's a simple assessment tool. Did you wake up this morning, looking forward to your job?
Bill Hudson | 10/3/14
LETTER: Corrections to Mr. Hudson's Editorial : However, Mr. Hudson neglected to mention that state ratification conventions can also ratify a proposed amendment...
Bill Walker | 10/3/14
LETTER: Mike McLachlan Fails to Support the Second Amendment : Fortunately my Dad believed that every well-educated woman should be able to handle a gun...
Dagmar Huffman | 10/3/14
EDITORIAL: A Simple Framework for the Future, Part Five : This statement poses a paradoxical situation. Do we, as a community, really feel this way?
Bill Hudson | 10/2/14
LETTER: No Amnesty : 'No person who enters this country illegally, nor any of his/her prodigy, will be granted citizenship to these United States...'
Glen E. Terrell | 10/2/14
EDITORIAL: A Simple Framework for the Future, Part Four : Pagosa can't expect to catch up with the wealthier districts...
Bill Hudson | 10/1/14
EDITORIAL: Of Racetracks and Constitutions : 'The Constitution provides a tool for Americans and their State Legislatures: Article V...'
Bill Hudson | 10/1/14
LETTER: County Road Maintenance, Missing in Action? : Last year, the rains washed up and over the culverts, causing damages to roads...
Mencor & Janet Valdez | 10/1/14
Arts, Culture, Community 
Meet the 'Misterman' Cast at PSCA : Thingamajig Theatre Co. has boldly chosen a new work about madness...
Special to the Post | 10/23/14
LIBRARY NEWS: Kids Need Math Skills : This evening marks the second of the library’s free six-week fall Lifelong Leaning Lecture series...
Carole Howard & Library Staff | 10/23/14
VIDEO: Shelby Lynne Coming to Community Concert Hall : Local blues man Kirk James opens the show on November 1...
Indiana Reed | 10/21/14
LIBRARY NEWS: Free Lifelong Learning Lectures Resume this Evening : First topic is 'The Making of Lucky Henry Walker,' a talk by John Porter...
Carole Howard & Library Staff | 10/16/14
Community Rights Group Aims for 2015 Ballot : The Community Rights Amendment was delayed entry to the ballot in 2014 through legal challenges...
Cliff Willmeng | 10/16/14
Enter Your Pumpkin in Humane Society Carving Contest : Prizes include gift baskets with lots of goodies and thrift store gift certificates...
Mike Stoll | 10/15/14
STRINGS IN PAGOSA: 'How to Practice' Workshop with Kate Kelley Tonight  : Strings in Pagosa music instructor Kate Kelley is offering a 60-minute workshop tonight, at very minimal cost...
Special to the Post | 10/13/14
Re-Excavating the Past : During the first two years, Webster focused on the Green and Lang collections from Grand Gulch...
Special to the Post | 10/13/14
Regional Premiere of ‘Misterman’ Opens Tonight at PSCA : 'Walsh is an intense playwright who demands your attention...'
Tim Moore | 10/10/14
VIDEO: Songwriter Suzanne Vega Returns to Durango : The Lindells, roots-rock, folk duo, opens the October 23 show...
Indiana Reed | 10/10/14
LIBRARY NEWS: Third Book by Local Author : 'Sinking Suspicions' by Pagosa Springs author Sara Sue Hoklotubbe is the third in her popular mystery series...
Carole Howard & Library Staff | 10/9/14
Take 'Note': Annual Fiddle Fiesta This Coming Sunday : 'It’s such good exposure for young students to see people enjoying making music together...'
Special to the Post | 10/7/14
Tickets Still Available for Sullivan Family Concert : KT has sung in numerous venues in the U.S. including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Spoleto Festival, Kennedy Center...
Carole Howard | 10/3/14
Teaching 'Strings in Pagosa' : 'Learning individual skills is so important, but working on a tune you love to play over and over again is equally important...'
Special to the Post | 10/2/14
Pagosa MAKERS Expo Begins October 11 : The Pagosa MAKERS Expo & Tour will have booths at two expo venues and will feature 14 tour stops...
Leanne Goebel | 10/2/14
LIBRARY NEWS: Free 'Family Fridays' Program Debuts Tomorrow : Each week will feature a different activity — a film day, a board games day, a surprise day...
Carole Howard & Library Staff | 10/2/14
Dems to Host Chili Supper on Friday : The event will begin at 6:00 pm at the Ross Aragon Community Center...
John Porco | 10/1/14
Business, Health, Education 
NEW Get 'Em While They're Hot: Hot Springs Banners : Please submit application by November 30 for 2015 events...
Special to the Post | 10/24/14
Democrats Spending Big on School Board Races : A political committee affiliated with Democrats for Education Reform has spent nearly $126,866...
Todd Engdahl | 10/23/14
Colorado Encyclopedia in the Works : $199,639 grant will support a new online resource...
Sandy Tucker | 10/23/14
Teachers Union Survey Finds Lack of Support for Testing, Common Core : 'The survey confirms the actual experience parents and teachers are having all over Colorado...'
Special to the Post | 10/22/14
Colorado Supreme Court Upholds PERA Retirement Cuts : PERA doesn’t have an estimate for how much is saved every year by the COLA reduction...
Todd Engdahl | 10/21/14
Cutting Red Tape on Recreation Jobs : 'I have worked on public lands and in Colorado tourism my entire life...'
Mike Saccone | 10/20/14
CHAMBER NEWS: Seeking Nominations for the Board :  If you feel you have the interest, ability and drive to become a Board Member, please apply for a seat...
Cindi Galabota | 10/16/14
Hinde Named to Head New School of Education : The school has previously offered education degree programs through the College of Professional Studies...
Nic Garcia | 10/15/14
A POSITIVE VIEW OF RURAL: Coupons : But one local business alliance came up with a better idea during one of my conference workshops...
Becky McCray | 10/15/14
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month : If you are a woman age 40-64 years, talk with your provider about screening for breast cancer...
Flannery O'Neil | 10/14/14
Pagosa Springs CDC Looks to the Future : Pagosa Springs Community Development Corporation holds board meeting, elects officers...
Cindi Galabota | 10/13/14
October is 'Spay and Neuter Your Pet Month' : If you are a resident of Archuleta County and need assistance with the cost of spaying or neutering your pet...
Mike Stoll | 10/13/14
Local Internet Provider Honored with Colorado Award : 'This award represents 10 years of quality service and continued positive growth for SkyWerx...'
Special to the Post | 10/10/14
Lee Riley's Real Estate Report : One potential project in the works is an expansion of our local hospital...
Lee Riley | 10/9/14
Southwest Colorado Accelerator Program for Entrepreneurs : The program length, curriculum focus, and investment options are flexible depending on the needs of your business...
Elizabeth Marsh | 10/8/14
Club 20 Announces Caucus, Informational Meeting on October 16 : This fall, CLUB 20 will conduct caucus meetings in eleven of the 22 member counties west of the Continental Divide...
Mary Jo Coulehan | 10/7/14
Real Estate and the Pagosa Springs Tourism Market : The demographics in these locations changed as a result of the prolonged recession...
Mike Heraty | 10/6/14
Steamworks Brewing Wins Bronze Medal : Backside Stout medals once again amid a field of more than 5,500 entries...
Indiana Reed | 10/6/14
Region 9 Energy Sector Partnership Meeting : The meeting concluded with each employer offering their vision of how the region can work together...
Muriel Eason | 10/3/14
HEALTH: Think Before You Buy Pink : The annual flood of products and the widespread culture of 'pink' have hijacked the breast cancer movement...
Karuna Jaggar | 10/3/14
A POSITIVE VIEW OF RURAL: Triggers : A good trigger generates actual improvement...
Becky McCray | 10/2/14
Mike Heraty's Q3 Real Estate Summary : At the end of August there were a total of 183 Active Single Family Home Listings within this price range...
Mike Heraty | 10/1/14
Marijuana Packaging Goes Green : 'This new solution helps foster an environmentally-friendly approach to child-proof marijuana packaging...'
Barbara Diner | 10/1/14
Recreation & Environment 
Essays, Poetry, Humor 
ESSAY: Stop the Killing : I believe we should try very hard to hear the grievances of people in Iraq and the region...
Kathy Kelly | 10/20/14
ESSAY: More Than Just Good Karma : It is very clear that women’s wages still lag behind men’s in most every industry...
Laura Finley | 10/14/14
ESSAY: Make Believe : On this particular afternoon, he was a polishing a little ditty he'd co-written with his friends Yip and Billy...
Bill Hudson | 10/3/14
HAIKU : aspens glow lemon, gold, pumpkin-red...
Susan J. Tweit | 10/1/14
 
Current month Oct 14 - previous month - next month - Overview

The Pagosa Daily Post is a community service for Pagosa Springs Colorado and the Four Corners Area of Colorado.
Our mission is to provide fresh news, videos and opinions representing many different perspectives and philosophies. We encourage and promote respectful discussions about community, politics and culture; we embrace humor as a useful tool to promote understanding of potentially difficult and contentious subjects. All submissions represent the opinions and views of each individual author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions and views of the Daily Post or its staff.

All content ©2004-2014 Pagosa Daily Post | Editor: Bill Hudson | Phone: 719-581-9812 | Privacy Policy