Opinion

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

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

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