Michael Fields: 10 ideas for a GOP “Contract with Colorado”

A week after this last election, I wrote a column saying that Republicans need to develop a “Contract with Colorado” based on conservative policy proposals that 55% or more of voters support. I...

DATE: March 24, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Writers on the Range: An Idaho congressman aims to dump dams

Rep. Mike Simpson is a conservative Republican from Idaho whose concept of wildness in the 1990s was going into the rough at a golf course. He fought higher taxes and remains a strong advocate for...

DATE: March 23, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Jan and Greg Phillips: How to evaluate health-care reform proposals

Regardless of political leaning, most Americans can agree that the U.S. health care system is problematic. Per capita health care spending is nearly twice as high as that of other wealthy nations...

DATE: March 13, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Erin McKay: Vaccine programs working well in Montezuma County

The United States has just reached a dreadful milestone: more than half a million people dead from the coronavirus. And yet Coloradans can feel good about living where they do; our state has...

DATE: March 1, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Mitch McConnell condemns Trump, but refuses to convict

Editor’s note: Following is a transcript of Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s speech made after McConnell voted not to impeach former President Donald Trump. McConnell went on to say he voted...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Erin McKay: Will we protect our democracy?

In 2017, a handful of individuals were arrested in the Hart Senate Office Building for reading scripture aloud. They were protesting the GOP-backed tax bill, which they felt was unfair to the poor....

DATE: Feb. 9, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Letter: Let’s get past the hateful, vindictive attitudes

When will Americans get past hateful, vindictive attitudes that have taken place since Donald Trump was elected president? In a recent article (Jan. 13, “It is time to stop the Cortez parade of...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

David Brooks: Trump ignites war within the church

“Over the last 72 hours, I have received multiple death threats and thousands upon thousands of emails from Christians saying the nastiest and most vulgar things I have ever heard toward my family...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Amanda McNeill: Time to stop parade of intimidators

We the people of Cortez need the help of our City Council, our elected representatives. For months on end now, we have endured the unendurable “parade” of insurrectionists up and down Main Street...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Duane “Chili” Yazzie: Haaland at Interior would offer real balance

The concerns of the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association, the Independent Petroleum Association of New Mexico, Power the Future and the Republican Party of New Mexico on the nomination of Deb Haaland...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Writers on the Range: When water dries up, it can be deadly

In Oregon, the Klamath Basin wildlife refuges have fallen into their winter silence now. The huge, clamorous flocks of geese that fill the sky during migration have moved south. Last summer, a...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Harrison Raine: Time to support wildland firefighters

By mid-September, there was no one left to call. The West, with its thousands of federal, state and local fire engines and crews, had been tapped out. Wildfires across the West had consumed the...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

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