Opinion

If baker makes it back to the Supreme Court, we have forebodings

Jack Phillips is back in the news. He’s the baker from Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple, sparking a case that went all the way to the U.S....

DATE: Aug. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

We’re with you: We join over 100 papers to set the record straight about our work

This week, newspapers around the country are running editorials in order to take the strongest stand against attacks on journalists that falsely cast us as enemies of the American people. By...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Hard cases: A refugee shot an officer in Colorado Springs – does his immigration status matter?

If the name Karrar Noaman Al Khammasi doesn’t ring a bell, that’s not the worst thing. Recently, several Colorado Springs police officers responded to shots fired downtown. They found an armed man,...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Investing in abuse: PERA has another problem

If socially responsible investments provided a better return than putting money into gun manufacturing, the market would take care of itself and there would be no need to have an awkward...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Pickaxing stars won’t do anything to clean up the mess we’ve made

Recently, a young man took a pickax to President Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Austin Clay, 24, absolutely pulverized the terrazzo-and-brass emblem. After, he said, “I feel...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Sand Canyon: A modest proposal

Those looking forward to a hike in the Sand Canyon and Rock Creek trails west of Cortez now find their adventure beginning sooner than expected as they pull off County Road G to the parking area. ...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Road show: Montezuma County claims over historic routes not in public’s interest

Montezuma County Commissioners James Lambert, Keenan Ertel and Larry Don Suckla created a stir when they passed a resolution in June asserting that 17 roads and trails in the San Juan National...

DATE: July 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

We can agree: Candidates for governor vow to continue some of Hickenlooper’s work

Friction over the environment and the use of natural resources, from forests to oil, only seems to increase in the West. Take the Endangered Species Act. Signed into law by President Nixon in 1973,...

DATE: July 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Congress vs Nature: Tipton’s forest proposals are really no help at all

We need a new word to describe that feeling when we’re both cross and bemused. That, at any rate, is how we felt when we read about Rep. Scott Tipton’s latest initiative. At a congressional hearing...

DATE: July 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Party in the Park

With mud and debris flows from recent rainstorms and a summer economy feeling the impacts of cancellations and fewer visitors to our region, it is no wonder we feel like we are still dwelling in...

DATE: July 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Whither Wheeler: Will Pruitt’s replacement at EPA be an improvement?

Many conservationists, environmentalists and public land advocates let out an it’s-about-time sigh of relief when Scott Pruitt resigned as chief of the Environmental Protection Agency. But as soon...

DATE: July 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

A pass on arson

On Tuesday, between nominating Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court and flying off to a NATO meeting, President Donald Trump found the time to pardon Dwight Hammond Jr. and his son, Steven, the...

DATE: July 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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