Wildfires and long-term forest health

Wildfires are an unfortunate fact of life in Colorado. But we are entering the age of super-fires, where factors such as drought, climate change and fire suppression combine to build fires that are...

DATE: July 17, 2012 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Reflections on my M-CHS tenure, Part II

In my previous column, I discussed how Montezuma-Cortez High School will maintain our accreditation and move forward with our mission of continuous improvement. Much of the plan I discussed focused...

DATE: July 12, 2012 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Reflections on my tenure as the M-CHS principal

As I have accepted the role as M-CHS principal, many people, including myself, felt that it was going to be a huge undertaking. In my reading and research, I have come to understand that high...

DATE: July 5, 2012 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Time to move toward real reform

No matter what side of the fence Americans might be in regard to the president’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the Supreme Court’s ruling upholding the legislation is no cause for...

DATE: July 3, 2012 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

My message was right on track

I would like to congratulate Dewayne Findley for his primary election win. The interaction between us was always above board, making for a very enjoyable race as a result. I would also like to...

DATE: June 29, 2012 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

PERA’s structure remains secure

As the recently inducted president of our local CSPERA group (Colorado State Public Employees Retirement Association), I am very interested in the mistaken views about our retirement system...

DATE: June 20, 2012 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

How should the winners govern?

When I first went to Washington in the 1960s as a novice congressman, the Democratic Party was clearly in control. It held the White House and enjoyed big majorities in both houses of Congress.So...

DATE: June 15, 2012 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

BLM invited county input on monument

I am responding to Casey McClellan’s statements regarding route closures in Canyons of the Ancients National Monument. In a June 7 Cortez Journal article, McClellan was quoted as stating, “I’ve...

DATE: June 13, 2012 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Defending the Constitution and protecting the community

My name is Will Furse and I am your Republican candidate for district attorney.Our system of criminal justice is the best in the world. It is an adversarial system that requires both prosecutors...

DATE: June 8, 2012 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

See rare Venus transit on Tuesday

On Tuesday afternoon, June 5, all of North America will be treated to another rare astronomical event — a transit of the planet Venus across the face of the sun. Weather permitting, this will be...

DATE: May 30, 2012 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Many ways to help support the Bridge

Although the Bridge Emergency Shelter has been a fixture in the community for 6+ years, it has had its first executive director for only the last two years. The Bridge was begun as an all-volunteer...

DATE: May 25, 2012 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Day Labor Center creates community

The Cortez Day Labor Center, a program of the Bridge Emergency Shelter, is starting our second season, and the atmosphere is encouraging and hopeful. Our center is a community of skilled and...

DATE: May 19, 2012 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

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