Let us seek the good in our community

I am writing in response to David Allen and Willson Bloch, who have advocated that we write some letters with positive messages. I have lived on my three acres of land down McElmo Canyon for 20...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2012 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Considerable effort and lots of dollars

One of the topics much discussed in the media and among friends is mental health of the offender. So here we go again. The subject has been raised in each of the incidents since the University of...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2012 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Impaired driving and our community

Since 1981, December has been recognized as National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. This presidential proclamation raises awareness of, and seeks to prevent, the acts of drunk driving, drugged...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2012 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Fiscal cliff politics

We've all become cliff dwellers, clinging to the rocky face while, above us, President Obama and Congressional Republicans are locked in an embrace heading toward the precipice which will plunge...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2012 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

The role of Adult Protective Services — an overview

Abuse, neglect, and exploitation involving at-risk adults is a growing problem in the United States, and Colorado is no exception. To help deal with this problem, each county department of human...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2012 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Don’t let the locals fall off the cliff

There is little time left before the nation hits the so-called “fiscal cliff.” President Obama and the lame duck Congress have an unprecedented number of issues to address—including some which...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2012 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Fear not the ‘fiscal cliff’

The so-called “fiscal cliff” is the confluence of three separate legal events on January 1, 2013: expiration of a temporary payroll tax cut, expiration of the so-called “Bush” income and estate tax...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2012 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

The deafening sound of a dying forest

The sound of a dying forest is deafening! You can literally hear the beetles gnawing the wood. You can hear the roar of the raging fires as they explode up the hillside. You can hear the crash of...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2012 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Colorado’s ag exports support industry, economy

When thinking about the goods or services that Colorado exports to other countries, agricultural products may not be the first thing that crosses your mind. Think again.Agricultural exports have...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2012 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Conclusions from the 2012 elections

The 2012 elections surprised both sides and hit a reset button on the Obama administration — and American politics. Here are 10 conclusions:1. So much for Citizens United destroying the fabric of...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2012 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Human safety takes priority over property

This year has been extremely hard for many of our friends and neighbors in Montezuma County. The county has enacted two emergency declarations, once for the Weber Fire near Mancos and again for the...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2012 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

It’s never too late

On Jan. 20, 2009, while new President Barack Obama attended an inauguration ball, certain key Republicans met at a Washington restaurant just a short distance away to plan their party’s direction...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2012 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

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