Opinion

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

Business casual for blind justice

I consider myself to be a decent citizen. I vote. I recycle. I don’t litter. I yield to most pedestrian traffic.But when I received notice I was selected for jury service, I did what every...

DATE: March 17, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Missing the subdivisions for the trees

At first it’s hard to tell what we’re looking at. The tiny plane bumps and bounces through turbulence that warns of a winter storm. Beyond the window, rolling mountains spread east from Colorado’s...

DATE: March 12, 2011 | COLUMN: Writers on the Range

Good luck with the democracy thing

Congratulations from the United States of America to all our freedom-loving brothers and sisters in Egypt and Yemen and Jordan and Oman and Tunisia and Libya and Iran and Bahrain and Morocco and...

DATE: March 10, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

The emergence of a great nation

WASHINGTON — Over the last few decades, the obituaries of World War I veterans have come, according to historian Martin Gilbert, “like a muffled drum.” With the recent passing of Frank Buckles —...

DATE: March 5, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

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