Post office

For months now, residents of small communities have been lobbying to keep their post offices. The U.S. Postal Service argues, logically, that it doesn’t make fiscal sense to maintain post offices...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

School finance

A lawsuit that could have a huge impact on Colorado school funding also offers a preview of this fall’s election. With a measure on the November ballot to boost school funding, the arguments...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

FEMA Lessons learned offer hope for other agencies

Amidst all the debate over the appropriate role of government, one statement is indisputable: Government cannot control the weather. All it can do is move people out of the way and, afterward,...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Re-1 schools

This evening, the Re-1 school board will decide whether to certify a ballot question for the Nov. 1 election authorizing Southwest Open School to pursue a $3.1 million bond. SWOS has already been...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

M-CHS scheduling mess sets a poor example

On the first day of classes at Montezuma-Cortez High School last week, most students were ready to go. Teachers were prepared to teach, the transportation department ran on schedule, and the...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials


Every decade, the state’s House and Senate districts and its Congressional districts are reshaped. Population growth, usually inconsistent around the state, requires that boundaries be changed to...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials


People who have lived on the West Coast or in Alaska watched Tuesday’s television coverage of the East Coast’s earthquake with a certain bemusement. In those areas temblors like that are, if not...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials


By Monday, Libyan rebels held most of the capital city of Tripoli, jubilantly flashing V-for-victory signs and waving their nation’s pre-1969 flag in Moammar Gadhafi’s Green Square, which they have...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Back to school

K-12 pupils begin another school year this week with politics swirling over their heads.Most students aren’t aware of that. What they know is that the lazy days of summer are over and the...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Mob riots

Concerned about possible riots, officials at Bay Area Rapid Transit in San Francisco blocked cell phone reception at train stations for three last Thursday. The officials said they had learned that...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials


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 | CATEGORY: Editorials


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 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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