Opinion

Legislative boundaries

The protracted and partisan discussion about how to redraw the Colorado legislative district boundaries has taken several turns since the process began last summer, arriving at an almost-conclusion...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Shopping

As expected, Black Friday (which seems to have jumped the gun late on Thankful Thursday) provided plenty of examples of how not to act in this season of goodwill or at any other time of the...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

A holiday dedicated to gratitude

While the Iraq war is winding down, thousands of Americans are still in danger there, in Afghanistan and around the world. Our thoughts and prayers go out to them and to their families this...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Health insurance

There has been little good economic news for most Americans in recent months, if not years, with unemployment numbers at troublingly high levels, debt crises sweeping the globe with corresponding...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Farm safety

Children growing up on or around farms and ranches have been participating in agricultural work for thousands of years. With that in mind, the U.S. Department of Labor should rethink its proposal...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

School lunches Congress refuses to eat its vegetatbles

Convincing a child that it is in their best interest to set aside the French fries and pick up a celery stick is never an easy proposition. But arming children with congressional backing of their...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Child sexual abuse

If there’s any good to come out of last week’s revelations of child sexual abuse by a former Penn State assistant football coach, it is that nearly everyone who has heard the stories is...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Dolores Project

Southwest Colorado residents who arrived before the mid-1980s remember the landscape without McPhee Reservoir. They remember when the Dolores River passed under the bridge near Dolores and...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Wal-Mart health care

It is well documented that access to primary health care is an important factor in patient health, particularly for those with chronic conditions that require management and monitoring. The...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Cain

Mired in accusations of sexual harassment, Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain last week told reporters, “(D)on’t even bother me asking me all of these other questions that you all are...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Fracking disclosure

For 40 years, the gas and oil industry in Colorado has used hydraulic fracturing to loosen the ground’s hold on petroleum resources trapped deep underground, and until quite recently, the...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

‘No’ votes

On Tuesday, voters mostly said “no” to tax increases for education. Locally, the Southwest Open School bond question garnered not quite 44 percent of the vote — a disappointing result but a very...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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