Humbled by the outpouring of support

Editor:When I made the announcement on Jan. 7, 2012, that I would be seeking the seat of county commissioner for District 2, little did I know how humbled I would find myself as the outpouring of...

DATE: July 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials

LIBOR manipulation

Sorting through the intricacies of the financial markets is no picnic and any one slice of the industry provides enough acronyms, regulatory alphabet soup and financial product jargon to glaze the...

DATE: July 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Insurance eligibility

Last week, President Barack Obama ordered interim regulations designed to enable wildland firefighters employed by the federal government to purchase health insurance through their jobs.For anyone...

DATE: July 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Educational rigor

Academic performance is about as far from students’ and educators’ minds in July as thoughts of skiing, but in preparing for the school year ahead now might be the most appropriate time to consider...

DATE: July 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Freedom of expression UN council broadens right to online realm

As the Internet has emerged and evolved to become a critical part of communications and commerce activity for humans around the globe, governments have had to play catch-up in determining how to...

DATE: July 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Future fires

The debate about climate change has centered around etiology, but among the other sides to the story is the ways in which Colorado’s climate apparently is changing have heightened the risk and...

DATE: July 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Cortez Cultural Center

At its conception, the Cortez Cultural Center was designed to showcase the rich historical and cultural resources this area has to offer. As it begins its 25th year, it has filled that role...

DATE: July 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials


Congratulations to Montezuma-Cortez School District Re-1, which was approved last week for a $21 million Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST) grant.Now, in order to receive the BEST funds, the...

DATE: July 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Fire risk

Homes burned in Colorado wildfires between 1976 and 2006: 387Homes burned in Colorado wildfires so far in 2012: At least 625.Homes burned in Montezuma County wildfires so far in 2012: 0.Those are...

DATE: July 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials


When the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling on Arizona’s immigration law, all sides claimed victory to various degrees. That is the first sign that there is a healthy dose of nuance in the...

DATE: June 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials


“Government” is not popular in the rural West. It costs money. It makes decisions that often are unpopular and occasionally seem inexplicable. It issues restrictions that sometimes thwart what...

DATE: June 25, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials


The president’s decision not to deport young immigrants who are in this country illegally makes good sense on several levels, including one that his critics ought to at least grudgingly support.If...

DATE: June 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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