Opinion

They went West

The U.S. Census Bureau released new data last week showing that Colorado, with an increase of 79,662 residents in the past year, was the seventh-fastest growing state in that time. From July 2017...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Free money

In 1966, sociology professors Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven wrote an article for The Nation magazine contending that many people eligible for welfare were not getting money from the U.S....

DATE: Dec. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Ancient and small

Earlier this month, the Pacific Legal Foundation filed suit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on behalf of the Northern New Mexico Stockman’s Association and the Otero County Cattleman’s...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Give of yourself

Holiday gift-buying, whether with local retailers or online, is reportedly at record levels this holiday season. There are variations, of course, but close to full employment, slight wage increases...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Grim for grouse?

The greater sage grouse is a funny bird. Not as funny as the cuckoo or the ptarmigan, but still. The male, with its dark brown body, spotted tail feathers and elaborate white ruff, can resemble...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Why we gather

In 1996, Jon Krakauer, a writer for Outside magazine, published “Into The Wild,” a nonfiction account of the cross-country journey of Christopher McCandless from the Los Angeles suburb where he was...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Requiem for lobo

She was just one more unnamed wolf. But when the life of 926F ended the last weekend in November, it meant something. Wolves were complete about 1.8 million years ago, superbly adapted to their...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

The unmaking

In December of 2016, President Barack Obama declared Bears Ears, that stunning part of southeastern Utah, a national monument, comprising nearly 1.4 million acres. In December of 2017, President...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

To the barricades

On Black Friday, the administration of President Donald Trump released the Fourth National Climate Assessment . It had no real choice in the matter; it is required by law to release it. It was only...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Costly rules

Colorado recently joined 13 states, including California, to set new limits on vehicle emissions . This means that nearly all new vehicles sold in state by 2025 must average 36 miles per gallon of...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Transition choice

When Gov.-elect Jared Polis announced his transition teams recently, there was some fear and frustration and even a protest in Boulder about the makeup of the 16-member education team. Polis said...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

A useful beast

Donald McCaig died earlier this month. Foremost a sheep-and-collie man, his was also a very mid-century American life. As The Washington Post noted , McCaig “trained Marines to shoot, taught...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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