The world watched the gyrations of the stock market last week with the fascination normally reserved for car crashes. Then the Iowa straw poll picked Michele Bachmann as the front runner for the...
DATE: Aug. 16, 2011 |
For most of the summer, political rhetoric has been focused on the economy. The word recession is back in common usage.Various plans for reducing the national debt have analyzed based on their...
DATE: Aug. 13, 2011 |
With Congress having plum exhausted itself with the debt-deficit discussions that kept lawmakers squabbling right up until the Aug. 2 deadline for raising the countrys debt ceiling, it is no...
DATE: Aug. 11, 2011 |
Suppose a local public body voted by a close margin to do something controversial for example, to award a large no-bid contract, or to grant a large tax abatement to a new industry that would...
DATE: Aug. 9, 2011 |
Today, beginning at 3 p.m.. is the livestock auction at the fair. Young people have put months of planning and hard work into raising market animals. Theyve got their ribbons, so they know how...
DATE: Aug. 6, 2011 |
When it comes to the amendments that limit lawmakers ability to govern as they ought to be empowered, Colorados constitution is a case study in dysfunction. Competing clauses have been added...
DATE: Aug. 4, 2011 |
Congress and the president have a debt deal. Its not a perfect plan, but its better than nothing, better than a default, better than a constitutional crisis. Nobody is completely satisfied, and...
DATE: Aug. 2, 2011 |
When vehicles and pedestrians share the same space, theres a lot that can go wrong. Distractions abound, especially in downtown Cortez, with four packed traffic lanes and a turn lane, and with...
DATE: July 30, 2011 |
Missing from the political theater passing as debate over raising the federal debt limit is any sort of specificity as to what spending cuts are being proposed. This reflects several factors, chief...
DATE: July 28, 2011 |
Negotiations about the federal debt limit loom large in the foreground of U.S. politics. The next big event on the horizon is the series of Republican presidential primaries, leading up to the 2012...
DATE: July 26, 2011 |
A majority of Re-1 taxpayers wont vote for a tax increase to fund construction of new school buildings, according to a poll conducted for the Cortez school district.Hardly anyone should be...
DATE: July 23, 2011 |
The bankrupt Borders bookstore chain, the company that launched the big-box bookstore business, has announced plans to close all 399 of its remaining stores.It seems slightly disloyal for...
DATE: July 21, 2011 |
A long-range forest management study near Pagosa has some things to teach us about how we should be managing our forests in the long-term.
Mudslides after heaving rain Tuesday night covered portions of County Road 250 and U.S. Highway 550 north of Durango as well as train tracks used by the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.
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