Our passion drives us to motivate others

People like to say “Love what you do” and “Never give up.” The youth of the Youth Leadership Council are following this advice and taking passion in what they are working on! YLC is working very...

DATE: July 28, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Speak now on county zoning plan

A lot of folks have opinions about zoning in Montezuma County – everything from, “Zoning is an infringement of our personal property rights!” to, “Zoning is protection for my quality of life and...

DATE: July 28, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Thanks for your input!

During the last month or so, as the Dolores Public Lands Office has re-initiated the Boggy Glade travel plan process, we have made a concerted effort to talk with our communities and listen to the...

DATE: July 23, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

How we got ourselves into such deep debt

Our national debt is a very serious problem, as Rep. Tipton reminded us in his recent Journal column. It is useful to look back and see how and when this debt accumulated.Understandably, World War...

DATE: July 21, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Modified Alternative B is a balanced plan

I am not a hunter. I am, however, a mountain biker who uses the roads and trails in the Boggy Draw and McPhee Lake sections of the travel plans extensively. I have seen the condition of the roads...

DATE: July 21, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

The world is run by those who show up

Rome wasn’t built in two days. It wasn’t built by people who weren’t actively engaged in the work, either. The youth of the Youth Leadership Council are working to make big changes in the...

DATE: July 14, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Summer’s political flings

Presidential politics during the summer before the summer before the next election is a lot like spring training baseball. The games are fun to watch, but the scores don’t mean much. Back in the...

DATE: July 12, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Strange new world

I seem to be living in a strange new world. While willing to concede that the passing years may have transmogrified my memories; there are certain things that are historically accurate. My last...

DATE: July 7, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Prevent tobacco use before it starts

Protecting our kids doesn’t end at the school exit.With schools now out, parents and others in our community will once again be faced with the challenges of keeping kids engaged in positive...

DATE: July 7, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Our founding values

This Independence Day, we celebrate the 235th anniversary of our freedom. Our sacred liberty was born out of the hard-fought struggle of our ancestors to break free from the chains of tyranny that...

DATE: July 2, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Clue in, you win Principle #3: Be perceptive

The youth of Youth Leadership Council are cluing in to the needs of their community. The group is asking the citizens of the city of Cortez, the city council and local law enforcement how an...

DATE: June 23, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Father’s Day — it’s complicated

Due to varying family circumstances, Father’s Day is not a “one size fits all” holiday. Different individuals greet the day with warmth, melancholy, numbness or anger.Father’s Day is an event that...

DATE: June 18, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

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