Opinion

My AGW ‘road to Damascus’ moment

I am a “climate change convert.” Like many conservatives, I was traditionally skeptical of the science supporting anthropogenic global warming (AGW). Today, I am skeptical no longer. Like...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2011 | COLUMN: Cagle Cartoons

Great hope, great fear

Last month, three little girls, ages 8, 5 and 2, and their mother, were killed in a Wyoming flash flood that washed away their van. It was the kind of torrential downpour climatologists predict...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2011 | COLUMN: Writers on the Range

Reducing road densities

During our public outreach this summer on travel-management changes proposed for the Boggy-Glade area of the San Juan National Forest, there’s been much discussion regarding the effects of...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Have Americans had enough yet?

Well, now! Is the spectacle in Washington, D.C., finally enough? The Democrats and Republicans have polarized themselves into complete ineffectiveness with ideological grandstanding. This is not...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

It’s in the mail

Shortly after 2 p.m. on Presidents Day, when government offices were closed, I dropped a Netflix envelope in the box outside our local post office. Fifteen hours later I was notified via e-mail...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2011 | COLUMN: Cagle Cartoons

Public should weigh in on zoning

On Thursday, July 28, 2011, the Cortez Journal published an article on community workshops led by the Montezuma County Planning Department and Planning Commission Board regarding a revised Master...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Council dealt a blow to local youth

The Cortez City Council meeting on Tuesday, July 26 was an interesting exercise in expecting the unexpected. Members of the Youth Leadership Council and the Target Tobacco Action Group have been...

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

Keeping the promise of clean air

In 1970, Congress made a promise to future generations by passing the Clean Air Act and providing a mechanism for enforcement. It is up to us to keep that promise and to make our own promise to...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Local consequences of shutdown

Watching the news, I learned a key fact about U.S. government finances which may not bode well for our local economy if the federal debt ceiling is not raised. Here it is.Of every dollar the...

DATE: July 30, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Our passion drives us to motivate others

People like to say “Love what you do” and “Never give up.” The youth of the Youth Leadership Council are following this advice and taking passion in what they are working on! YLC is working very...

DATE: July 28, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Speak now on county zoning plan

A lot of folks have opinions about zoning in Montezuma County – everything from, “Zoning is an infringement of our personal property rights!” to, “Zoning is protection for my quality of life and...

DATE: July 28, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Dear Speaker Boehner

As a Republican, I have followed your handling of the debt ceiling negotiations, and the future of the federal budget, with mounting concern. You appear to be engaged in a game of partisan...

DATE: July 26, 2011 | COLUMN: Cagle Cartoons

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