Feels like spring out there; time to attend to fruit trees

Abnormal. Somewhat strange. A bit peculiar with an air of absurdity. No, this isn’t how my kids describe their dad or a way to describe the 2016 Chicago Cubs, the odds-on favorite to win the World...

DATE: March 6, 2016 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Now’s a good time to know about – and watch out for – ice

As we have experienced in our area recently, ice is a reality in winter. Watching out for ice on the roads and sidewalks practically becomes second nature this time of year, not to mention falling...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2016 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Thinking About Health Can shopping for services really bring down costs?

Early in December, David, a reader who lives in the foothills west of Denver, sent me an email. “It’s scary when you go into any health-care facility and don’t know whether to bring your check...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2016 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Veterans’ children with birth defects may qualify for help

The main objective of the Veterans Service Office is to provide prevention, protection, advocacy and support services to veterans and their families so they can maximize their quality of life,...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2015 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Fact Check: Carson misses the boat on federal lands

Ben Carson said: “The fact that the government owns 2.4 billion acres of land is ridiculous. What do they need with all that land?” “I would advocate returning land to the states. It’s not like...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2015 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Guest Columnist: Let Lake Powell go

A collaborative new plan to conserve water isn’t really about conservation; it’s about hydropower.The plan is called the “Colorado River Conservation Partnership,” and it was launched by the...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2015 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Guest Columnist: Leave your dog at home, please

What I say will not make me a popular person, but here it is: For excellent reasons, dogs should not be – and usually aren’t – allowed in the backcountry of national parks.Dogs, being predators,...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2015 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Thinking About Health Medicare makes it easier for end-of-life counseling

What a difference six years makes! In 2009 at the height of the debate on the Affordable Care Act, New York’s former lieutenant government Betsy McCaughey appeared on television and made this...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2015 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Some facts about screening the Syrian refugees

Carly Fiorina “The vast majority of (Syrian) refugees are young, able-bodied men looking for work.” According to the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, males are 49.7 percent and women are 50.3...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2015 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Fact Check: Clean Power Plan goes to the bottom line

Gov. John Hickenlooper (Democrat) and Attorney General Cynthia Coffman (Republican) are at odds over a lawsuit challenging the EPA’s Clean Power Plan (CPP). “We do not support this lawsuit,”...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2015 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Firewise: It's time to prepare for wildfires

Although the smoke in the air this summer has mostly been from distant fires, residents of southwest Colorado are urged to prepare their properties for wildfires. Here are a few simple steps that...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2015 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

No better time to prepare your property for wildfires

By Rebecca Samulski Although the smoke in the air this summer has mostly been from distant fires, residents of southwest Colorado are urged to prepare their properties for wildfires that will...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2015 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

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