When former Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter decided to forgo a run for a second term, it was not for lack of cash in his campaign coffers. In the time since he left office last January, then, Ritter has...
DATE: Jan. 5, 2012 |
Americans claim, overwhelmingly, to value civility in politics.According to the Arizona Republic, Eighty percent of Americans surveyed believe that political campaigns are uncivil and many believe...
DATE: Jan. 3, 2012 |
If 2011 had a theme, it was this: The more things change, the more they stay the same. GOVERNMENT AND POLITICSLocal communities rallied to support their post offices, which have since received a...
DATE: Dec. 31, 2011 |
For more than 20 years, the Environmental Protection Agency has been acutely aware of the damage that mercury pollution wreaks on public health and the environment, and has been busily limiting...
DATE: Dec. 29, 2011 |
It is only 5 p.m., but it feels like I should be getting ready for bed. I am supposed to go to sleep when it gets dark out, right? That is how it goes in the summer when the last light hangs in the...
DATE: Dec. 27, 2011 |
Just in time for Christmas shopping, the online giant Amazon.com launched, and heavily promoted, a new comparison-shopping app.Sounds good, right?Using their mobile phones and Amazons software,...
And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And...
DATE: Dec. 24, 2011 |
There are many things from which I might have derived good, by which I have not profited, I dare say, returned [Scrooges] nephew. Christmas among the rest. But I am sure I have always thought...
The Republicans in control of the House of Representatives outdid themselves this week. In a politically tone-deaf trifecta, they refused to extend the payroll tax cut, agreed to allow unemployment...
DATE: Dec. 22, 2011 |
Nearly 50 years have passed since the Cuban missile crisis. Generations of nuclear weapons have been created and retired. The Soviet Union has dissolved and Russia has risen. The EU has been...
DATE: Dec. 20, 2011 |
Montezuma County’s budget is increasing by approximately $1.6 million, or somewhere around $60 per resident. County employees will get a cost-of-living raise.The City of Cortez plans to spend less...
DATE: Dec. 17, 2011 |
One of the more interesting aspects of the 2012 general election is the developing role of the United States Supreme Court. With three cases on track to be decided in June, the court could...
DATE: Dec. 15, 2011 |
Life under order to shelter in place.
The Durango community showed their love during the memoriall for the professional cyclist Benjamin Sonntag on Saturday.
Ignacio boys and girls basketball teams win their championship games against Mancos and Rocky Ford High Schools.
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