Opinion

Bogus farms Curbing tax abuse will aid real agriculture

House Bill 1146 was passed by the Colorado House on Tuesday and is headed for the state Senate. Its sponsor, Rep. Tom Massey, R-Poncha Springs, expects it to pass there as well.The Senate should...

DATE: March 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Balance Polarization creates too many losers

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton has told the people of Mesa County that the community should be the driving force behind efforts to upgrade Colorado National Monument to national park status. Implicit in...

DATE: March 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

A change of face Transition is a chance to improve dialogue

Former Dolores Public Lands Office Manager Steve Beverlin’s departure for a job in Durango is an opportunity to get the local dialogue about travel on the forest back on the right track.Discussion...

DATE: March 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Colorado’s economy Report includes problems, hope, warning

A report released Tuesday by Colorado State University detailed how the state’s economy fared over the last decade. It includes something to trigger just about every human emotion, from sorrow to...

DATE: March 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Immigration Solution must consider economic reality

In one of the strangest twists yet in this nation’s struggle with illegal immigration, a Texas legislator recently introduced a bill that would have made it illegal in that state to hire...

DATE: March 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Ag Expo A great show at the fairgrounds

This year Mother Nature has cooperated, providing beautiful weather for the Four States Ag Expo, which continues through tomorrow at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. We urge everyone to go out....

DATE: March 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Concussions Legislature right to try to protect kids

A bill that appears headed to Gov. Hickenlooper’s desk would require that youth athletes suspected of having suffered a concussion would need medical approval to return to play. It is a...

DATE: March 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Nuclear future Rethinking the risks in the wake of disaster

Out of Japan’s rubble, two irrefutable truths have emerged: Natural forces can overcome human-devised defenses, and nuclear power isn’t as safe as Japanese leaders believed.The first is not news,...

DATE: March 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Poverty Impoverished students lag behind their peers

The recent recession has hit children hard. That should come as no surprise. Young parents stand on the lower rungs of the economic ladder in the best of times; their jobs often are the first to be...

DATE: March 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Selective Service Trimming some ancient dead wood

Rep. Mike Coffman is a Republican who represents part of suburban Denver in the U.S. Congress.He is also the son of an Army doctor and was born on an Army post. He has served on active duty and as...

DATE: March 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Distracted driving

Every once in a while, an adult — usually middle aged or older — laments how much life has changed over the past few decades. Remember, he reminisces, when students got in trouble for bringing gum,...

DATE: March 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Downtown space County-First National deal is a good one

Montezuma County’s purchase of the soon-to-be-vacant First National Bank building downtown is a good deal for the county. It gets attractive, functional space for the county offices that need to be...

DATE: March 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials