Hunting, fishing crucial for wildlife management

The “good ol’ days” were tough on Colorado’s wildlife. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, trout, deer, elk, bighorn sheep, wild turkey and many other wildlife species were nearly wiped out from...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Bridging the gap

The Bridge Emergency Shelter opens for our sixth full season on Oct. 15. Significant changes are planned for operations inside the shelter. This season we will focus on separating our services into...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Return the West to equal footing

Our public lands have become a focal point for confusion, controversy, ignorance and hysterical behavior. Why? We need to look at our history to begin to understand.Going back to our Declaration of...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

This month, get your family into the wild

President Barack Obama has proclaimed September 2011 to be National Wilderness Month. “This month, we honor this land that we love, and commit to ensuring our wilderness remains a place where all...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

SWOS — a second chance to succeed

There’s a good chance you are familiar with Southwest Open School and the very special role it plays in our area’s public education system. For 25 years, our program has been changing the lives of...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

We want the absolute best for our students

To the parents and students of the RE-1 school district:I would like to offer my personal apology to each parent, student and member of our school community for the problems created by our student...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Reducing road densities

During our public outreach this summer on travel-management changes proposed for the Boggy-Glade area of the San Juan National Forest, there’s been much discussion regarding the effects of...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Have Americans had enough yet?

Well, now! Is the spectacle in Washington, D.C., finally enough? The Democrats and Republicans have polarized themselves into complete ineffectiveness with ideological grandstanding. This is not...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Public should weigh in on zoning

On Thursday, July 28, 2011, the Cortez Journal published an article on community workshops led by the Montezuma County Planning Department and Planning Commission Board regarding a revised Master...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Council dealt a blow to local youth

The Cortez City Council meeting on Tuesday, July 26 was an interesting exercise in expecting the unexpected. Members of the Youth Leadership Council and the Target Tobacco Action Group have been...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Keeping the promise of clean air

In 1970, Congress made a promise to future generations by passing the Clean Air Act and providing a mechanism for enforcement. It is up to us to keep that promise and to make our own promise to...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Local consequences of shutdown

Watching the news, I learned a key fact about U.S. government finances which may not bode well for our local economy if the federal debt ceiling is not raised. Here it is.Of every dollar the...

DATE: July 30, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

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