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Donald Trump actually right about building a wall

WASHINGTON – Just because Donald Trump isn’t qualified to be president – and just because much of his agenda is hateful and undesirable – doesn’t mean that everything he says is automatically...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Columnists

West Slope should not lose more water to Denver

By Mike Chiropolos It’s no secret that the Colorado River is the lifeblood of the Southwest, supplying water to 40 million people across seven states and Mexico. The river is also the economic...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Columnists

Is America poised for new era of labor scarcity?

WASHINGTON — Forget the “gig economy” – at least for now. On Labor Day 2016, we are in the midst of a historic transformation of the American job market. Popular attention focuses on Uber and...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Columnists

Connect4 has small chance of success

Mayor Sheek’s recent piece in The Journal (Aug. 25) assures us that Connect4 is moving forward. Technical information that’s been presented on the website mentions Google’s fiber-to-the-home...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Columnists

Veterans Stand Down is a hand up, not a hand out

The main objective of the Veterans Service Office is to provide prevention, protection, advocacy and support services to veterans and their families so they can maximize their quality of life,...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Columnists

A remedy for Fiorina’s bout with Obamacare

The Affordable Care Act – Obamacare to some – is a perennial target of Republicans. But at the GOP presidential debate in Milwaukee, Carly Fiorina made a particularly strong statement about the...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Columnists

Fact Check: Democratic candidates miss on dollars, common sense

The three Democratic presidential candidates faced off on the second debate Saturday night. Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley said that in President Ronald Reagan’s first term, the highest...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2015 | CATEGORY: Columnists

Unraveling the Democratic presidential debate

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders introduced himself as an advocate for middle-class workers who wants to redirect funding from the criminal justice system and into education and jobs for minorities....

DATE: Oct. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Columnists

Benghazi – seven times again

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy suggested last week that Congress’ current investigation into the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya, is a political move against Hillary Clinton, and...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Columnists

Chamber ramped up campaign in 2014

I liked the hedge around the Catholic church, but I like even better the wrought-iron fencing. Some interesting things happened as the new year dawned four years ago. The Mancos Valley Chamber of...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Columnists

Americans United for Life presents fuzzy picture

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, who chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, sparred with Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards during a high-profile hearing on Sept. 29. One...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Columnists

Letter to Mancos Farewell, Mancos Times

Although I’ve only been in Mancos for four years now, I’ve grown a deep appreciation and love for the community and am proud to call it my home. As a librarian and lover of history, The Mancos...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: Columnists