Cooke: Transportation fix hits partisan speedbump

On the opening day of the current legislative session, Senate Republicans introduced a $3.5 billion state transportation plan. If approved by voters in November, Senate Bill 18-001 will take aim...

DATE: March 1, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Rankin: Common core standards, are we ready for a change?

Remember “Common Core”? That term first appeared in 2010. It referred, at that time, to the controversial math and English language arts standards that Colorado, along with 41 other states, adopted...

DATE: March 1, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Gerson: Billy Graham was consumed by grace and gratitude

WASHINGTON – He was easily the most influential evangelical Christian of the 20th century – a man at home in the historical company of George Whitefield and John Wesley. But this would be hard to...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Hoyt: The next generation - America’s future farmers and ranchers depend upon training and education today

If you’ve ever gone to the opening day of your local farmers market only to find some of your favorite farmers aren’t in business anymore, you’re not alone. As a farmer myself, I’ve seen high...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Sheek: Coming soon, an updated LUC and building code

In 2012 Cortez was the recipient of a Heart & Soul grant awarded by the Orton Family Foundation (think Vermont Country Store). The focus was to develop a strategy for engaging all citizens,...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Thiessen:Trump throws away his momentum for ‘Peanuts’

WASHINGTON – Recently, President Trump delivered a State of the Union address that won the approval of 75 percent of viewers, including 43 percent of Democrats. Normally, presidents try to ride...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Theissen: Attempt to block memo was scandalous

WASHINGTON – Washington is debating the significance of the memo released by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, but this much should not be debatable: The effort by the FBI to...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Samuelson: What does commonsense immigration look like?

WASHINGTON – We are a nation of immigrants who are uneasy about immigration. There is a long history of resentment against immigrants, dating to the Irish in the 1840s and the Chinese a few decades...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Gerson: Trump’s conspiracy theories endanger democracy

WASHINGTON – Just as Bill Clinton’s 1998 State of the Union address is known as the speech after the Monica Lewinsky scandal broke, Donald Trump’s 2018 State of the Union address is likely to be...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Samuelson: Does Main Street remain hostage to Wall Street?

WASHINGTON – The stock market is going gangbusters, but whether this reflects the economy’s underlying strength or runaway speculation stumps many experts. Hence, the need for this column: a...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Samuelson: China and the global race for new technology

WASHINGTON – The National Science Foundation and the National Science Board have just released their biennial “Science & Engineering Indicators,” a voluminous document describing the state of...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Will; In Oregon, progressivism spills over at the pump

WASHINGTON – Frank Lloyd Wright purportedly said: “Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land in L.A.” Today, however, Oregon is the state with the strangest state of mind,...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

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