Wilderness: a romantic, impossible idea

For the past 60 years I have been enjoying the luxury benefits from the ingenuity and hard work of my father, grandfather and those before them. I have no desire to return to the “good ole days” of...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Remember Pearl Harbor

As veterans of foreign wars, we have seen firsthand the tremendous cost of freedom. For that reason, we pay tribute to those who have paid so dearly for our freedom. Seventy years ago Wednesday...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

CMS band seeks instrument donations

My name is Andrew Campo and I am the new band director at Cortez Middle School. At the middle school, we are growing at a great rate. We are bursting at the seams! This exciting situation has...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Who’s in charge here?

The Congressional Super Committee of Twelve has failed to put together a plan to save the country’s fiscal butt before the January 2013 deadline. Despite having specially mandated super powers to...

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

Local management, new accrediting process

Chief executive officer of Southwest Health SystemI’ve been in my position at Southwest Memorial Hospital for a little over four months now, and would like to take this opportunity to update the...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Savor every second of Thanksgiving

This year I can’t think of Thanksgiving without thinking of Barry Manilow’s melancholy song “Tryin’ To Get The Feeling Again.”Google news items about “Thanksgiving,” and amidst the tofu turkey...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2011 | COLUMN: Cagle Cartoons

‘Resources’ and ‘damage’

Do we really need a road between Cortez and Durango? Do we need a road to Groundhog Lake? I’m not sure we need paved streets in Cortez! After all, just look at the damage these things cause by...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

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

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