Opinion

Waldman and Sennott: The crisis in journalism has become a crisis of democracy

By Steven Waldman and Charles Sennott Shortly after starting as a newspaper reporter in the coal-fields region of eastern Kentucky, Will Wright wrote an alarming article about how residents hadn’t...

DATE: April 19, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Coram: Bringing justice to the victims of sexual harassment and assault

I do not and have never tolerated sexual harassment in the workplace. Two weeks ago, the Senate was asked to consider expelling a member of our body because of allegations of sexual harassment. ...

DATE: April 16, 2018 | COLUMN: From the State Senate

Sheek: Spring is here and with it renewal and new beginnings

April began with a bang for the city, with a record turnout for the biannual city election. Cortez City Clerk Linda Smith was hoping 1,500 voters would turn out, and 1,509 ballots were returned by...

DATE: April 12, 2018 | COLUMN: From the Mayor

Tingey: Reauthorize the lottery, continue funding our way of life

Colorado’s public lands have enormous influence on our state’s culture and economy, and the state’s place for adventure is also why I’m proud the business my husband and I own, Alpacka Raft, is...

DATE: April 9, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Cooper: Teachers wanted - ISO collaborators, team players, life-long learners

It’s hiring season for the Dolores School District. “Teachers wanted!” Every spring we are recruiting for the best teachers willing to embrace the challenges of educating our outstanding students....

DATE: April 5, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Jollon: Gun violence is a public health issue

According to the Colorado Health Information Dataset, 781 people died from gunshot wounds in Colorado in 2016, more than died from motor vehicle accidents. Of those killed with guns, 605 died by...

DATE: April 2, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Thiessen: Liberals don’t hate America and conservatives are not racists

WASHINGTON – I’m a rock-ribbed conservative who wants Republicans to keep control of Congress. But I’m not unhappy that Republican state Rep. Rick Saccone lost the special election in...

DATE: March 29, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

James: Being good just like you are

I have an old Gibson Epiphone guitar my second wife bought me because she didn’t want me breakin’ her Alvarez. I’ve been draggin’ her around for years just ‘bong chinginin’ away whenever I could...

DATE: March 29, 2018 | COLUMN: Watch Yore Topknot

Coram: A victory for rural broadband

In rural Colorado, a farmer can lose tens of thousands of dollars in one day, a broken hip can take a week to get the right diagnosis and children flock to schools at night. Not because they want...

DATE: March 26, 2018 | COLUMN: From the State Senate

Haukeness: Promoting Cortez as a good place to live and teach

Someone once said, “To teach is to touch a life forever.” Our teachers not only influence our students for a lifetime, they impact our community for generations to come. Our schools are educating...

DATE: March 22, 2018 | COLUMN: Education Update

Littwin: With layoffs, Post owners are looting the public trust

I’ve been lamenting the news of the latest devastating round of layoffs at the already-decimated Denver Post. Well, I’m sick of lamenting. The question now is what can we do about it. After all,...

DATE: March 19, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Sheek: Get informed! 2018 is the year of the mid-term elections

It’s the mid-term elections. The cycle begins with city/town elections on April 3, primaries in June, and the general election in November with candidates for county commission, state and federal...

DATE: March 15, 2018 | COLUMN: From the Mayor

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