Opinion

The 50th anniversary of DWCD

The seven people who convened the first board meeting of the Dolores Water Conservancy District, 50 years ago, knew that the key to the future depended on being able to store enough water during...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Celebrating our veterans

On Nov. 11, we set aside a day to honor those who are willing to put themselves in harm’s way in order to give the rest of us the chance to wonder what’s on TV tonight or whether it’ll rain...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2011 | COLUMN: Cagle Cartoons

MVIC water lease: What are the issues?

Montezuma Valley Irrigation Company’s board of directors got a loud message from their stockholders last May: “we do not want to lease water to maintain instream flows.” Now the board is seeking to...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Wilderness: symbolic and practical

President Obama recently proclaimed September “National Wilderness Month.” His action could not be more appropriate and timely for Colorado. While our state contains many magnificent wilderness...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

The way Halloween should be

Not until it got dark!That was the trick-or-treating rule my mother set down every year. She didn’t want me to embarrass her by interrupting families still having dinner.I hated the rule. Tommy...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2011 | COLUMN: Cagle Cartoons

‘Distinctive traditional uses’

This past summer, the Dolores Public Lands Office re-initiated work on the Boggy-Glade Travel Management Plan and asked for public input on how we could improve the plan. We received a great amount...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble

The Occupy Wall Street protests make for great theater but in the end could turn out to be a distraction from the next big bubble, the public debt. Most of the news about our collective red ink has...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2011 | COLUMN: Cagle Cartoons

The no-pledge pledge

Even if Jon Huntsman’s presidential ambitions are quashed by the Perry-Romney juggernaut, politicians in both parties would be wise to consider something Huntsman said during a recent GOP debate:...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2011 | COLUMN: Cagle Cartoons

The needs of the young

As a retired social scientist, one of the principles learned from my career that has stuck to me the most, having studied this and that about humans and their culture, is simply stated: “Any...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

No water plan seems too extreme

The West’s history of developing water sources, occasionally stained with instances of outright theft, is probably best described as “complicated.”Our decisions on who should get what water — and...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2011 | COLUMN: Writers on the Range

Heroic measures: Community is the cure

We are facing a crisis. Socially, politically, and economically, things are going profoundly wrong in America. For many of us, this realization lurks on the fringes of our conscious minds,...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2011 | COLUMN: Cagle Cartoons

The business of outdoor recreation

Hunting and fishing are not merely pastimes enjoyed by Colorado sportsmen and sportswomen. Abundant wildlife is as much a part of Colorado’s identity as our majestic landscapes. In a state that...

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

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