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

Bold move

The announcement by Fort Lewis College that the school is purchasing a river-running company may strike many in the Four Corners as an odd way to spend money at this point in time. After all, FLC,...

DATE: July 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

What we do: At the Capital Gazette, and all across the U.S., journalists got right back to work

The news alerts flooded our email and social media feeds when an active shooter was reported at an office building in Maryland. We clicked on links and scanned wire feeds, as we always do when news...

DATE: July 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Ground them

It’s hard to imagine that a piece of federal legislation introduced this week by Colorado’s congressional delegation would have any opposition. In fact, the Securing Airspace for Emergency...

DATE: July 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Independence Day

Most Americans apparently didn’t pay much attention in their U.S. history classes, and many don’t understand how our government works, according to numerous studies and polls. And that’s likely not...

DATE: July 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Governor’s race: With big money in the campaign, we appeal for civility

With the primary elections over, the November stage is set for what promises to be a contentious campaign for governor. To the race – between Democrat Jared Polis and Republican Walker Stapleton –...

DATE: June 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Beat the drum

When a large portion of your economy is based on tourism, there are a lot of terrifying scenarios of how it can get knocked off course. A devastating wildfire is one. But there are others that we...

DATE: June 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Primary recap: Election will determine our choices in November

The Democratic ticket for governor includes a particularly strong mix of candidates, including outgoing Rep. Jared Polis, former state Sen. Mike Johnston and former two-term state treasurer Cary...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Autopsy review

The death of a child is a particularly painful tragedy for anyone and deserves compassion for those near and far. A child can die from a medical issue or an accident, or from harm inflicted by...

DATE: June 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

A turning point?

The lifting of evacuation orders for 375 residences and 19 businesses on Thursday afternoon, coming a day after residents were allowed back into more than 500 homes and 20 businesses in the...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Summer on hold: Raging wildfires, and a forest closure, define the summer of 2018

Those folks lucky enough to attend the 88th annual Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds may have seen more than a fine opening fireworks display and a lot of great action...

DATE: June 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Funding PERA: Legislature steps in again to fund the program

We didn’t hear any trumpets sounding this week from Denver when Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill to rescue the Public Employees’ Retirement Association from its potentially unsustainable...

DATE: June 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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