Memo to Arnold Schwarzenegger

My adoptive parents told me I was “chosen,” but the kids at school told me I was a “bastard.”The recent headlines about Arnold Schwarzenegger’s infidelities and the son he fathered out of wedlock...

DATE: June 2, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Prepare your home for wildfire

Wildfire will find the weakness in your home’s defenses, so start minimizing your risks today!Of course, if your home is in the woods, this can seem like an absolutely daunting prospect, but...

DATE: May 28, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Wild Lands Policy needed

As member of the outdoor industry, we would like to voice our support for the Wild Lands Policy and creating new wilderness. At Osprey Packs, we have made backpacks and daypacks since 1974. Our...

DATE: May 26, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Nothing is more important

Nothing is more important to our country than building an educated workforce. While we need to cut the budget, we must remember that only taxpayers pay taxes, and without people working and paying...

DATE: May 26, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Pretending to listen

The temporary replacement for the position of San Juan National Forest district ranger and BLM Dolores Field Office manager has made it very clear: She will strive to listen, but the plan has...

DATE: May 21, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

What’s behind the sign?

There is a slightly different look to the Southwest Colorado Community College-West Campus these days. New signage that has sparked some questions that warrant this column. When legislation passed...

DATE: May 21, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Empire needs strong board leadership

I am leaving the Empire Electric board of directors due to my moving out of my district for personal reasons. I would like to thank the members of the cooperative for their support during my eight...

DATE: May 21, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Establish committee; tackle spending

During the last election, Americans spoke loud and clear. Regardless of the political party they belong to, they want Congress focused on the economy, and they want us to work together to get our...

DATE: May 17, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

‘I will strive to listen’

The recent review conducted by an independent interagency team on the Mancos-Cortez Travel Management Plan in the Millwood and Haycamp areas was in response to concerns raised by the community...

DATE: May 12, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Happy Easter

There are certain times throughout the year that lend themselves to reflecting on what has been and creating a new plan for what will come next. Easter is one of those natural defining moments for...

DATE: April 23, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

The Clean Air Act and the EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is under siege both ideologically and financially, and we in the Four Corners area stand to lose as much as any region in the country from the proposed...

DATE: April 16, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Loud, bold and wrong

We must love boisterous blowhards. As Americans, we are fixated on people who make loud, definitive declarations so we can stand behind them waving our oversized number-one foam-fingers chanting:...

DATE: April 14, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

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