Opinion

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

Hunting, fishing crucial for wildlife management

The “good ol’ days” were tough on Colorado’s wildlife. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, trout, deer, elk, bighorn sheep, wild turkey and many other wildlife species were nearly wiped out from...

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

The best GOP president since Lincoln

There was a 90 percent top marginal tax rate under President Dwight Eisenhower. Ronald Reagan raised taxes nearly every year he was in office and still managed to quadruple the national debt. Teddy...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2011 | COLUMN: Cagle Cartoons

Bridging the gap

The Bridge Emergency Shelter opens for our sixth full season on Oct. 15. Significant changes are planned for operations inside the shelter. This season we will focus on separating our services into...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Survival of the worthless

I recently flew from my home in southern Oregon to Denver, giving me the opportunity to reflect on the fate of Western landscapes. As we took off from the Medford airport, it was easy to see how...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2011 | COLUMN: Writers on the Range

Return the West to equal footing

Our public lands have become a focal point for confusion, controversy, ignorance and hysterical behavior. Why? We need to look at our history to begin to understand.Going back to our Declaration of...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

This month, get your family into the wild

President Barack Obama has proclaimed September 2011 to be National Wilderness Month. “This month, we honor this land that we love, and commit to ensuring our wilderness remains a place where all...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

They look for towers

Has it really been a decade? Yes…ten years have passed since that awful day. Ten years have passed since time, for a moment, stood still, as events that irrevocably altered the course of thousands...

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

The light is changing

Suddenly it’s the end of summer, and everything is different: The light has started to tilt and deepen, and the landscape has that burnished look, as if it’s been drenched in honey and ripened by...

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

SWOS — a second chance to succeed

There’s a good chance you are familiar with Southwest Open School and the very special role it plays in our area’s public education system. For 25 years, our program has been changing the lives of...

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

We want the absolute best for our students

To the parents and students of the RE-1 school district:I would like to offer my personal apology to each parent, student and member of our school community for the problems created by our student...

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

Political enemies within

The axiom in recent presidential elections is that the left and right stay put, while the middle shifts just enough to determine the winner. When the middle moved to the right we got Bush; when it...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2011 | COLUMN: Cagle Cartoons

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