Opinion

What’s behind the sign?

There is a slightly different look to the Southwest Colorado Community College-West Campus these days. New signage that has sparked some questions that warrant this column. When legislation passed...

DATE: May 21, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Empire needs strong board leadership

I am leaving the Empire Electric board of directors due to my moving out of my district for personal reasons. I would like to thank the members of the cooperative for their support during my eight...

DATE: May 21, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Establish committee; tackle spending

During the last election, Americans spoke loud and clear. Regardless of the political party they belong to, they want Congress focused on the economy, and they want us to work together to get our...

DATE: May 17, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Say your prayers

It figures.The National Day of Prayer was this past Thursday — and I forgot to pray.I’m not very skilled at praying. Like a lot of folks, I don’t pray until things go sour or I face some daunting...

DATE: May 14, 2011 | COLUMN: Cagle Cartoons

‘I will strive to listen’

The recent review conducted by an independent interagency team on the Mancos-Cortez Travel Management Plan in the Millwood and Haycamp areas was in response to concerns raised by the community...

DATE: May 12, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

‘Save over $460,000’ on a new house

IDAHOWhen the real estate market went bananas in the middle of the last decade, Teton County, Idaho, couldn’t approve new subdivisions fast enough. In fact, the Idaho valley, which is located just...

DATE: May 7, 2011 | COLUMN: Writers on the Range

Happy Easter

There are certain times throughout the year that lend themselves to reflecting on what has been and creating a new plan for what will come next. Easter is one of those natural defining moments for...

DATE: April 23, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

The Clean Air Act and the EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is under siege both ideologically and financially, and we in the Four Corners area stand to lose as much as any region in the country from the proposed...

DATE: April 16, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Loud, bold and wrong

We must love boisterous blowhards. As Americans, we are fixated on people who make loud, definitive declarations so we can stand behind them waving our oversized number-one foam-fingers chanting:...

DATE: April 14, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Whatever you do, don’t follow Sheila

As a career country gal, I take pride in finding the most efficient — or at least the shortest — route between two points. In our mountain country of Wyoming, that is not always a straight line or...

DATE: April 9, 2011 | COLUMN: Writers on the Range

Danged ornery Tea Party creations

MONTANAIt’s a Tea Party world in Montana’s Legislature these days, and Gov. Brian Schweitzer, a Democrat, sometimes can’t believe his ears as newly elected representatives talk blithely of creating...

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

Marry me, marry my town

I am not just marrying a man; I am marrying a town.In my first, brief marriage, my husband and I were both newcomers to the Alaska town where we spent our married life. The locals weren’t...

DATE: March 26, 2011 | COLUMN: Writers on the Range

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