Opinion

‘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

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

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