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Your gift is not for you

On the evening of March 28, 1990, the Chicago Bulls played the Cleveland Cavaliers. Michael Jordan led his team to victory, 117-113. His scoring brought him to a career high of 69 points, giving him …

Free nutrition education available via text

Whether you are trying to maintain your healthy lifestyle or are looking for tips to improve your health, the Text2LiveHealthy (T2LH) text message program is for you.   T2LH is a program …

Energy guru says energy gap can be bridged

The experts tell us an energy gap looms. Fossil fuels are phasing out, and solar and wind power can’t produce enough electricity to meet the demand in coming decades. But that’s not …

Library Director Meg Wempe resigning for second career in nursing

Many of us consider ourselves lucky to find one job that we love. But Meg Wempe, library director, is heading for what she calls “an ideal combination” — two satisfying decades as a …

CSU Extension welcomes fair manager

Tonya Steadmon is joining the staff at the Colorado State University (CSU) Extension office as the county fair coordinator and support staff.   Steadmon is no stranger to this position as …

Women farmers quantitatively linked to better community well-being

Penn State and University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers found that counties with more women farmers also have longer life expectancies and lower poverty rates. Having more women in …

Senior Center launches ‘Sweetheart’ campaign

In February, let’s ignite a spark of generosity.   Through the month of February, the Pagosa Senior Center is working to bring in donations to support services for seniors.   …

Empowering education: $1,000 grant available for adult learners

Are you a BIPOC adult age 55 or better living in Archuleta County eager to pursue further education? Here’s your chance.   Archuleta Seniors Inc. (ASI), in coordination with the …

When God won’t turn loose

When God won’t turn loose of us it’s a good thing. He wants something more from us. He becomes redundant, like a gnawing, a constant reminder in our hearts until we say, “OK.” …

Stats show library continues to flourish

Annually at this time of year, Meg Wempe, library director, prepares an annual report for the library’s board of trustees summarizing the highlights of the past year.   The …

February brings new free programs for adults and preschoolers plus first 2024 book sale

Next month we will launch two new free programs, one for preschool-age youngsters and another for adults. “Strategize Change in Your Life in 2024” is a weekly program for adults on …

Archuleta Seniors Inc. receives Department of Local Affairs funds

The Community Foundation of the San Luis Valley along with the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) are working together to administer infrastructure grants to small community based …

Should I stop breathing for them?

When I didn’t think life could get any more ridiculous, people have surprised me. Oh me, the foolishness of this age.   Recently, we heard in the news that those who deem themselves …

A terrible dilemma faces the Great Basin

The long drive between Salt Lake City, Utah, and Reno, Nev., on Interstate 80 feels endless, the landscape timeless. But these basins and ranges of the Great Basin Desert are changing dramatically. …

Faith, family and football

I don’t often watch football anymore. It loses its appeal as I get older.   I did watch the end of the Kansas City/Cincinnati game as it had playoff implications. The game was played …

Fun facts about American book reading habits in 2023

Information from a new YouGov survey about the book reading habits of American adults last year yielded a wealth of interesting results.   Here is a summary: • Just over half of …

‘Hunger Games’ party, Late Night at the Library returns plus new quilting class

Teens and tweens who are “Hunger Games” fans are invited to a free party tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 12, from 4 to 5 p.m. Come join us for crafts and activities based on the books. Our …

The Colorado Building Farmers and Ranchers program builds community and capacity in agriculture for beginning farmers and ranchers around the state.   From Jan. 23 to March 12, course …

Volunteers needed to make valentines during free art class

The next free art class will be on Tuesday, Jan. 23, beginning at 1:15 p.m. (shortly after lunch is finished)in the Pagosa Senior Center dining hall.   We are never too old to make a …

They struggle to come to America: one woman’s story

Exactly what causes people to leave their homeland and make a difficult trek of 3,000 miles?   A young woman I’ll call Jhovid, who came here from Venezuela, has asked me to listen to …

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