Opinion

9/11

For ordinary Americans, history often is remembered as a series of “Where were you when you heard?” moments. We remember where we were when we learned that the Japanese had bombed Pearl Harbor,...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Air quality Obama’s retreat from ozone rule was wrong

One of the oft and rightly criticized hallmarks of George W. Bush’s environmental policy was its brazen disregard for science, instead favoring political or ideological arguments. To the...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Post office

For months now, residents of small communities have been lobbying to keep their post offices. The U.S. Postal Service argues, logically, that it doesn’t make fiscal sense to maintain post offices...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

School finance

A lawsuit that could have a huge impact on Colorado school funding also offers a preview of this fall’s election. With a measure on the November ballot to boost school funding, the arguments...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

FEMA Lessons learned offer hope for other agencies

Amidst all the debate over the appropriate role of government, one statement is indisputable: Government cannot control the weather. All it can do is move people out of the way and, afterward,...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Re-1 schools

This evening, the Re-1 school board will decide whether to certify a ballot question for the Nov. 1 election authorizing Southwest Open School to pursue a $3.1 million bond. SWOS has already been...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

M-CHS scheduling mess sets a poor example

On the first day of classes at Montezuma-Cortez High School last week, most students were ready to go. Teachers were prepared to teach, the transportation department ran on schedule, and the...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Redistricting

Every decade, the state’s House and Senate districts and its Congressional districts are reshaped. Population growth, usually inconsistent around the state, requires that boundaries be changed to...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Earthquake

People who have lived on the West Coast or in Alaska watched Tuesday’s television coverage of the East Coast’s earthquake with a certain bemusement. In those areas temblors like that are, if not...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Tripoli

By Monday, Libyan rebels held most of the capital city of Tripoli, jubilantly flashing V-for-victory signs and waving their nation’s pre-1969 flag in Moammar Gadhafi’s Green Square, which they have...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Back to school

K-12 pupils begin another school year this week with politics swirling over their heads.Most students aren’t aware of that. What they know is that the lazy days of summer are over and the...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Mob riots

Concerned about possible riots, officials at Bay Area Rapid Transit in San Francisco blocked cell phone reception at train stations for three last Thursday. The officials said they had learned that...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials