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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Whiteout on Wolf Creek

If you’ve recently risked shepherding your most mobile debt, the family auto, over snow-packed Wolf Creek Pass, you’ll likely agree with a group of...

Tracing Pagosa’s pioneers, here and abroad

Here are some more notices concerning Pagosa’s pioneers — the information taken from obituaries in The SUN and other early-day Pagosa newspapers. Mrs. May Johnson...

Mill Creek claims lives during 1911 flood

The flood of Oct. 11, 1911, was the worst natural disaster to hit the Four Corners since the beginning of recorded history. Two local...

Pagosa’s Past: Riding through the Weminuche wilderness

By John M. Motter PREVIEW Columnist This week, I’m describin’ one of my most memorable trail rides. Last week, I described how an old-time friend took...

Pagosa’s Past: Pioneers and Ute Indians

By John M. Motter PREVIEW Columnist We’ve been writing about the relationship between native Ute Indians and European settlers pre-1850 in the Rocky Mountains. By 1868,...

Early Pagosans: From everywhere on the map

Mary Procarioni died May 2, 1972, at the age of 97. She had been born in the village of Locano, Italy. She married Dominic Procarioni...

The people behind the names: Ruby Sisson

Folks living in Pagosa Country are blessed more than they realize by the quality of their hometown library. Much of the credit for the...

More history of Cumbres Pass

We continue this week describing the conditions prompting the finding and development of Cumbres Pass. The time was the early 1870s. During the early...

Pagosa’s Past: Chief Ouray: chief spokesman for the Utes

By John M. Motter PREVIEW Columnist I have been writing about the history of the Southern Utes, our Native American neighbors to the west of Pagosa...

The legendary ‘Dutch’ Henry Born

There was a time when the name “Dutch” Henry Born was known throughout the West. The facts of Dutch Henry’s life are interspersed with...