Tingey: Reauthorize the lottery, continue funding our way of life

Colorado’s public lands have enormous influence on our state’s culture and economy, and the state’s place for adventure is also why I’m proud the business my husband and I own, Alpacka Raft, is...

DATE: April 9, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Cooper: Teachers wanted - ISO collaborators, team players, life-long learners

It’s hiring season for the Dolores School District. “Teachers wanted!” Every spring we are recruiting for the best teachers willing to embrace the challenges of educating our outstanding students....

DATE: April 5, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Jollon: Gun violence is a public health issue

According to the Colorado Health Information Dataset, 781 people died from gunshot wounds in Colorado in 2016, more than died from motor vehicle accidents. Of those killed with guns, 605 died by...

DATE: April 2, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Thiessen: Liberals don’t hate America and conservatives are not racists

WASHINGTON – I’m a rock-ribbed conservative who wants Republicans to keep control of Congress. But I’m not unhappy that Republican state Rep. Rick Saccone lost the special election in...

DATE: March 29, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Littwin: With layoffs, Post owners are looting the public trust

I’ve been lamenting the news of the latest devastating round of layoffs at the already-decimated Denver Post. Well, I’m sick of lamenting. The question now is what can we do about it. After all,...

DATE: March 19, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

The Utah Headliners: FOIA is the speedometer, not the cop writing tickets

The Utah Headliners Sunshine Week is here, and we who value government transparency are again celebrating the laws that allow us to know what our local, state and federal governments are doing. But...

DATE: March 12, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Bye: Returning guns to their proper role in society

Finally, it seems like our country is poised to start a real gun control debate, and it had better be more substantial than business-as-usual. It seems like a consensus could develop around...

DATE: March 8, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Kent: Let’s have a conversation about gun control

Friends, the time has come for our country to have a sane, reasonable conversation about gun control and the Second Amendment. The carnage and heartache simply is not stopping and soon enough...

DATE: March 8, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

How to make, not break, sage-grouse recovery

If you’ve farmed, ranched or owned land in the West, you’ve probably participated in a few discussions about the greater sage-grouse and its imperiled habitat. After two years of relative quiet on...

DATE: March 5, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

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

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