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The world is run by those who show up

Rome wasn’t built in two days. It wasn’t built by people who weren’t actively engaged in the work, either. The youth of the Youth Leadership Council are working to make big changes in the...

DATE: July 14, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Summer’s political flings

Presidential politics during the summer before the summer before the next election is a lot like spring training baseball. The games are fun to watch, but the scores don’t mean much. Back in the...

DATE: July 12, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Strange new world

I seem to be living in a strange new world. While willing to concede that the passing years may have transmogrified my memories; there are certain things that are historically accurate. My last...

DATE: July 7, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Prevent tobacco use before it starts

Protecting our kids doesn’t end at the school exit.With schools now out, parents and others in our community will once again be faced with the challenges of keeping kids engaged in positive...

DATE: July 7, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Our founding values

This Independence Day, we celebrate the 235th anniversary of our freedom. Our sacred liberty was born out of the hard-fought struggle of our ancestors to break free from the chains of tyranny that...

DATE: July 2, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Why the Southwest is burning

No big thing happens for just one reason. This season’s fires, cutting broad swaths across the Southwest, result from the convergence of three powerful forces: climatic drought, institutional...

DATE: July 2, 2011 | COLUMN: Writers on the Range

Clue in, you win Principle #3: Be perceptive

The youth of Youth Leadership Council are cluing in to the needs of their community. The group is asking the citizens of the city of Cortez, the city council and local law enforcement how an...

DATE: June 23, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Father’s Day — it’s complicated

Due to varying family circumstances, Father’s Day is not a “one size fits all” holiday. Different individuals greet the day with warmth, melancholy, numbness or anger.Father’s Day is an event that...

DATE: June 18, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Memo to Arnold Schwarzenegger

My adoptive parents told me I was “chosen,” but the kids at school told me I was a “bastard.”The recent headlines about Arnold Schwarzenegger’s infidelities and the son he fathered out of wedlock...

DATE: June 2, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Prepare your home for wildfire

Wildfire will find the weakness in your home’s defenses, so start minimizing your risks today!Of course, if your home is in the woods, this can seem like an absolutely daunting prospect, but...

DATE: May 28, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Wild Lands Policy needed

As member of the outdoor industry, we would like to voice our support for the Wild Lands Policy and creating new wilderness. At Osprey Packs, we have made backpacks and daypacks since 1974. Our...

DATE: May 26, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Nothing is more important

Nothing is more important to our country than building an educated workforce. While we need to cut the budget, we must remember that only taxpayers pay taxes, and without people working and paying...

DATE: May 26, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

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