Lopez-Whiteskunk: Washing away gains of Bears Ears

When President Obama designated Bears Ears in Southeastern Utah a national monument last year, it represented a major breakthrough for Native American tribes. A movement and vision conceived by a...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2017 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Samuelson: No ‘Shark Tank’ nation - entrepreneurs in decline

WASHINGTON – Maybe we’re not “’Shark Tank’ nation” after all. The incredibly popular cable business program, which features budding entrepreneurs pleading for backing from wealthy investors (the...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2017 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Rankin: High stakes testing

During the August board meeting of the State Board of Education, the Colorado Department of Education released the Scholastic Aptitude Scores for 2016-17. The SAT is a standardized test that is...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2017 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Tipton and Westerman: The truth about forest health

As you read this, tens of thousands of acres are going up in flames across the West. Decades of misguided forest management strategies and decisions are coming home to roost. The U.S. Forest...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2017 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Lopez: Deterioration of playground forced its closure

Fellow community members, and friends of the Ron Kotarski, Jr. Memorial Community Playground: It is with great sadness and regret that we, the Dolores Town Board of Trustees, and staff, had to...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2017 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

James: TV and Mao’s China

When I was a kid, there was a guy named Mao Zedong who was the “big cheese” in China. He ruled with a pretty hard hand, and demanded that everyone dress, speak and think alike. I’ve noticed, with...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2017 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Sheek: Libraries change lives and strengthen communities

I am a retired librarian so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that one of my favorite places in Cortez is our local library. The libraries of today are very different from the ones many of us grew up...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2017 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Samuelson: ‘Progressives’ get their share of the blame as well

WASHINGTON – What has been missing for the past two or three decades is a serious debate about the role of the federal government. What programs are effective and justified? Who deserves government...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2017 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Trump is threatening some kind of war with North Korea

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Air Force “sniffer plane” was collecting air samples off Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula on Sept. 3, 1949, when it gathered evidence of radioactivity, confirming that the...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2017 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

James: My reading addiction

Have you ever had any licks to the head? I’m not talking about the ones where you bump your head in a doorway or on the underside of the coffee table. I’m talking about the ones where there’s a...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2017 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Golombek: Building the workforce of tomorrow begins today

In 1887, Colorado became one of the first states to pass a law officially creating Labor Day. The holiday was established to recognize the contributions of workers and the critical role they play...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2017 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

New Afghanistan strategy not designed to win

NEW YORK – There is surely no greater sign of the bankruptcy of American foreign policy than its Afghanistan policy. After 15 years of war and the deployment of hundreds of thousands of troops, a...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2017 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

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