Opinion

Fracking

Fracking can pollute the air around natural gas well sites, a three-year study in Garfield County has shown.Almost immediately after a news report on the study was posted on the front page of the...

DATE: March 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Ag expo

The Four States Agricultural Exposition organizers couldn’t have asked for better weather for their event, at least for its first days. Sunny days with highs in the 60s and a breeze rather than a...

DATE: March 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Legislative misfires

Each year, lawmakers in Colorado have the unenviable but unavoidable task of producing the next year’s budget . In recent cycles the effort has been growing pronouncedly less fun. As revenues...

DATE: March 15, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Gas prices

As a sure sign that spring is near, gas prices are going up. The rise shouldn’t surprise anyone, for two reasons: This happens every year, and none of the upward price pressures have...

DATE: March 13, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Medical marijuana

The Cortez city council is considering an ordinance to limit the number of medical marijuana dispensaries in Cortez and institute licensing requirements for them. The proposal has come out of an ad...

DATE: March 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Protecting bikers

There are many good arguments to be made for legislation protection of groups that are traditionally ostracized — however discretely or insidiously — in settings such as hiring, housing or business...

DATE: March 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials

The politics of insult Ad hominem nastiness obscures important issues

Two odd insults have been in the news recently, both of them from the right because, at least at a national level, liberals currently have the luxury of sitting back to watch the circus. The slurs...

DATE: March 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Buy local

Democrats in the state Senate have suggested that the state create a mobile phone application to help shoppers identify locally owned businesses, who would pay a $10 annual fee to be listed.It’s a...

DATE: March 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Obama and tax reform

One of the few things that politicians from both parties can agree on these days is that the U.S. tax code is an overly complicated set of rules that allow for less-than-ideal behavior among...

DATE: March 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Water

The Denver Post web headline was routine, and the story was just a few paragraphs with a link to a longer piece in the Loveland Reporter-Herald.The topic, though, was one of the most important in...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Jury duty

Jury duty is hardly ever convenient. Nearly every juror has something he or she would rather be doing. The notice comes, a potential juror rearranges other obligations, and often, the trial is...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials

School survey Kudos to all who took the time to weigh in

Re-1’s recent survey about the four-day school week received a phenomenal 1,680 responses, many of them from students.That response, in itself, is a praiseworthy accomplishment. Each survey...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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