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Rubio and Lee on taxes; Santorum on mercury

There is a lot of discussion over the tax proposal introduced by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), now that Rubio has announced a presidential run. Rubio said on two occasions...

DATE: April 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: MT - Columnists

Sorting through Clinton's email

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has made it official: She will run for president in the 2016 race. Mitt Romney said on Fox News Sunday April 12, that Clinton "erased all of her emails...

DATE: April 14, 2015 | CATEGORY: MT - Columnists

Two who went to the gas chamber

On April 15, 1905, tragedy began when the McDaniel brothers, Otis and Herbert, went to the home of 77-year-old James Westfall near Lewis. He invited them in out of a storm. They rewarded him by...

DATE: April 14, 2015 | CATEGORY: MT - Columnists

Hallar-Carpenter feud gets out of hand

When Cortez Police Officer Dale Claxton was gunned down and two sheriff officers were shot and injured by their assailants on May 29,1998, it was one of the worst crimes committed in Montezuma...

DATE: April 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: MT - Columnists

Sanders goes too far in claim about minority voting

Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders, of Vermont, said, "In this last election in November ... 63 percent of the American people chose not to vote ... 80 percent of young people, (and) 75 percent of...

DATE: April 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: MT - Columnists

The untimely death of an original Mancos cowboy

There are no doubt other ghost stories to tell, but none that I know of would fill a column. Wylie Graybeal was headed to Mancos when his wagon hit a rock and threw him forward out of his wagon...

DATE: March 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: MT - Columnists

Cruz enters presidential race with dubious claims

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz became the first major Republican candidate to declare himself officially in the 2016 presidential race. In announcing his presidential ambition, Cruz repeated a number of...

DATE: March 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: MT - Columnists

Obama quotes exaggerated claims on health-care savings

President Barack Obama made some exaggerated claims during a recent speech in Cleveland about the Affordable Care Act and the House Republican proposal for Medicare. The president said his health...

DATE: March 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: MT - Columnists

Doyle mine accident gives up Parley, who goes hunting

This is my favorite ghost story. It all started when Parley Jensen was born on Jan. 11, 1906. Parley was a son of Cecelia and Jens Jensen. My rather intimate recollection of Jens Jensen was after...

DATE: March 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: MT - Columnists

A woman's 'wrongful' death

In 1882, a man by the name of Webber homesteaded and built a house some two miles south of Mancos. He had no neighbors, but only a few years later Mormon families, who had traveled through...

DATE: March 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: MT - Columnists

Khamenei stirs the pot over nuclear deal

The Obama administration's efforts to negotiate a nuclear deal with Iran were already contentious. But they got more so - if that's possible - on March 9, 2015, with the release of a letter by 47...

DATE: March 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: MT - Columnists

A skeleton in a trunk

The Mancos Historical Society is gathering Ghost stories. If you have had such an experience please contact me. It all started when Rovilla's brother's daughter Jeannette Elliss was exploring the...

DATE: March 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: MT - Columnists

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