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James Eagan Holmes, the young man accused of killing 12 movie-goers and wounding 58 others in Aurora earlier this month, was formally charged on Monday morning. The counts included two different...

DATE: July 31, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Celebrate community

The summer of 2012 has been difficult. The Weber Fire displaced local residents and rattled everyone, although Mancos fared far better than other fire-stricken communities. Last week’s movie...

DATE: July 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials

TBD Colorado

Gov. John Hickenlooper had the right idea when he set about to gather input from Coloradans about what policy priorities he should adopt — to a point — and Coloradans have responded to the...

DATE: July 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials


Even before all the victims of last week’s movie theatre shooting had been identified, two competing bodies of commentary began to proliferate.Many people were eager to assign blame. Blame the “gun...

DATE: July 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Newspaper theft

Since 2004, stealing newspapers has been a specific crime in Colorado. Next year, legislators may be asked to repeal the bill that outlawed such theft.The state Legislature passed the law, HB 1057,...

DATE: July 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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

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