The best argument for a part-time citizen legislature is that Colorados lawmakers have real lives. They are not entirely creatures of the alternate universe that is government.On Tuesday night,...
DATE: May 10, 2012 |
Voters in France and Greece registered their displeasure with their leaders economic policies over the weekend. How that might affect this country is not entirely clear, but it does point to an...
DATE: May 8, 2012 |
Ever since early 2001, when President Bill Clinton announced his Roadless Area Conservation Rule in the waning days of his presidency, there has been uncertainty about what exactly that meant for...
DATE: May 3, 2012 |
The state House has passed, and sent to the Senate, a bill that would establish a three-day sales-tax holiday for items deemed necessary for returning to school in the fall: clothes and shoes to...
DATE: May 1, 2012 |
One of the brilliant ideas of representative democracy is that citizens can choose their level of involvement. At one end of the spectrum, they can attend every board meeting, scrutinize every...
DATE: April 28, 2012 |
While the wheels of Congress struggle to gain traction on virtually any legislation this session and become increasingly jammed with election-year gunk those delegates who are able to build...
DATE: April 26, 2012 |
U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, is the latest in a long line of elected officials trying to get Colorado television stations for Southwest Colorado residents.That seems like such a simple,...
DATE: April 24, 2012 |
The families of soldiers have always feared bad news from the front: word delivered by someone who witnessed the fighting, casualty lists in the newspapers, a telegram from the War Department, a...
DATE: April 21, 2012 |
The amount of work facing the Colorado Legislature each year is typically ambitious in proportion to the time available to lawmakers. As such, the Legislature must discipline itself to focus on the...
DATE: April 19, 2012 |
The Mommy Wars usually slip into a de facto truce during economic downturns, just because choices are so difficult to come by. Last week, any truce that might have existed was broken by not only by...
DATE: April 16, 2012 |
On a mail ballot due out next week, the Cortez Fire Protection District will ask voters to approve a 3.5-mill property tax increase, on top of the current 6.59-mill levy.Recent fires and the...
DATE: April 14, 2012 |
Among the best ways to set a course for a productive and prosperous future is to invest in education. That is true from both the individual and community perspectives: those who make the effort to...
DATE: April 12, 2012 |
Photos from Tuesday at the Montezuma County Fair.
A Four Corners crowd watches fireworks in Cortez's Parque de Vida.
Durango celebrates the Fourth of July with a parade on Main Avenue.
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