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Grantham: Colorado legislators found creative, bipartisan ways to notch wins

My takeaway, looking back on the first half of the 71st meeting of the Colorado General Assembly, is that a political deadlock doesn’t have to mean gridlock if lawmakers from both sides of the...

DATE: June 2, 2017 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

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

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

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

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

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

Fixing health care requires repeal of Obamacare

By Ken Buck, Doug Lamborn and Scott Tipton Two weeks into 2017, it is clearer than ever that fixing our nation’s health care system will require a full repeal of President Obama’s Affordable Care...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Given keys to Congress, GOP spins out on first lap

WASHINGTON – Doesn’t anybody here know how to work this thing? For 10 years, Republicans have waited for their chance to govern, and finally the voters handed them the car keys: unified GOP control...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Trying to understand the new world order in 2017

WASHINGTON – One insistent question that will shape 2017 is whether we’re witnessing the gradual decay of the post-World War II international order, dominated by the economic and military power of...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Putin’s gift to America

WASHINGTON – It may be wishful thinking, but it’s just possible that Vladimir Putin has done us a great favor. He has alerted us to the true threat of cyberwarfare in a way that — again, just...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Fall of Aleppo showcases America’s declining role

WASHINGTON — The fall of Aleppo just weeks before Barack Obama leaves office is a fitting stamp on his Middle East policy of retreat and withdrawal. The pitiable pictures from the devastated city...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

The Great Depression that did not ever happen

WASHINGTON – There is no mystery about Barack Obama’s greatest presidential achievement: He stopped the Great Recession from becoming a second Great Depression. True, he had plenty of help,...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

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