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Harris: Water markets can help the Dolores River, boaters, communities, fish and agriculture

The beautiful, red rock Dolores River Canyon is seeing the big spring runoff of which river-runners have long dreamt, thanks to unusually high seasonal snowpack. This spring’s melt is expected to...

DATE: May 22, 2017 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

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Samuelson: Anti-globalization fervor pits politics against economics

WASHINGTON – Globalization has gotten a bad rap. The Trump White House associates it with all manner of economic evil, especially job loss. The administration has made undoing the damage a central...

DATE: May 22, 2017 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

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Bigger, heavier trucks on Colorado highways a bad idea

While Colorado firefighters and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel often face tremendous obstacles and circumstances, the pledge we make as first responders is that we will always give our...

DATE: May 18, 2017 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

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The future of public lands and gateway communities

“Retaining the distinctively rural characteristics of Colorado’s gateway communities, and expanding visitation and recreation on surrounding public lands, are not mutually exclusive goals,” noted...

DATE: May 18, 2017 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

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Sen. Gardner, protect our farming communities

As farmers in the Mancos Valley who spend an inordinate amount of time outside, we are extremely concerned about the potential roll-back of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Methane and Waste...

DATE: April 17, 2017 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

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Is it possible that the American Dream is killing us?

WASHINGTON – It isn’t often that economics raises the most profound questions of human existence, but recent work of economists Anne Case and Angus Deaton (husband and wife, both of Princeton...

DATE: April 6, 2017 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

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The federal budget is a massive national slush fund

WASHINGTON — There was bound to be a political commotion when the Trump administration released its 2018 budget. After all, it isn’t every day that the White House proposes deep cuts in agency...

DATE: March 30, 2017 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

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Trump’s two-track foreign policy may yield benefits

WASHINGTON — At the heart of Donald Trump’s foreign policy team lies a glaring contradiction. On the one hand, it is composed of men of experience, judgment and traditionalism. Meaning, they are...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

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The case of the cover-up in search of a crime

WASHINGTON — It’s a Watergate-era cliche that the cover-up is always worse than the crime. In the Mike Flynn affair, we have the first recorded instance of a cover-up in the absence of a crime....

DATE: March 6, 2017 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

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Our recreation economy depends upon public lands and the president

We are fortunate to live in Southwest Colorado, surrounded by a rugged and natural landscape that provides us opportunities not seen in many parts of the country. Not only do visitors come to our...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

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Coram: Legislative session slowly ramping up

It seems to me as if the session just started yesterday, but the fact of the matter is, we are closing in on one month. It has been the slowest month I recall in my previous six years. This session...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

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While legal, travel ban unnecessary and damaging

“WASHINGTON — Stupid but legal. Such is the Trump administration’s travel ban for people from seven Muslim countries. Of course, as with almost everything in American life, what should be a policy...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

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