What’s behind the sign?

There is a slightly different look to the Southwest Colorado Community College-West Campus these days. New signage that has sparked some questions that warrant this column. When legislation passed...

DATE: May 21, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Empire needs strong board leadership

I am leaving the Empire Electric board of directors due to my moving out of my district for personal reasons. I would like to thank the members of the cooperative for their support during my eight...

DATE: May 21, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Establish committee; tackle spending

During the last election, Americans spoke loud and clear. Regardless of the political party they belong to, they want Congress focused on the economy, and they want us to work together to get our...

DATE: May 17, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

‘I will strive to listen’

The recent review conducted by an independent interagency team on the Mancos-Cortez Travel Management Plan in the Millwood and Haycamp areas was in response to concerns raised by the community...

DATE: May 12, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Happy Easter

There are certain times throughout the year that lend themselves to reflecting on what has been and creating a new plan for what will come next. Easter is one of those natural defining moments for...

DATE: April 23, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

The Clean Air Act and the EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is under siege both ideologically and financially, and we in the Four Corners area stand to lose as much as any region in the country from the proposed...

DATE: April 16, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Loud, bold and wrong

We must love boisterous blowhards. As Americans, we are fixated on people who make loud, definitive declarations so we can stand behind them waving our oversized number-one foam-fingers chanting:...

DATE: April 14, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Business casual for blind justice

I consider myself to be a decent citizen. I vote. I recycle. I don’t litter. I yield to most pedestrian traffic.But when I received notice I was selected for jury service, I did what every...

DATE: March 17, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Good luck with the democracy thing

Congratulations from the United States of America to all our freedom-loving brothers and sisters in Egypt and Yemen and Jordan and Oman and Tunisia and Libya and Iran and Bahrain and Morocco and...

DATE: March 10, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

The emergence of a great nation

WASHINGTON — Over the last few decades, the obituaries of World War I veterans have come, according to historian Martin Gilbert, “like a muffled drum.” With the recent passing of Frank Buckles —...

DATE: March 5, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

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