Sheek: Maintaining the beautiful landscape of Cortez

Spring is knocking at the door so it seemed appropriate to focus this month’s column on the city’s park superintendent, Mark Boblitt. Mark heads a crew of two full-time and seven part-time...

DATE: May 14, 2018 | COLUMN: From the Mayor

Paul Ryan tries – and fails – at a House exorcism

WASHINGTON — Given the cornucopia of issues Americans have to select from each day, the recent firing and rehiring of the House of Representatives’ chaplain may not have bestirred many to form an...

DATE: May 7, 2018 | COLUMN: Kathleen Parker

Brown: Access to international trade critical for Colorado ranchers and farmers

If you live in Colorado, or if your business is touched in any way by any aspect of the agricultural industry, the ongoing national discussion about trade agreements and import tariffs should mean...

DATE: May 3, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

James: Here we are, back where we started

Hats, specifically cowboy hats, been wearin’ ’em all my life. Started out with the little black, flat-crowned, flat-laced brim kid’s hat with a stampede string. I wore it proudly through my infant...

DATE: April 30, 2018 | COLUMN: Watch Yore Topknot

Coram: Being responsible with our water

Most people do not realize that managing water in the West is larger an effort than putting a man on the moon. The wells, reservoirs and ditches needed to direct water for both agriculture and...

DATE: April 30, 2018 | COLUMN: From the State Senate

Haukeness: Helping students achieve learning milestones

This spring I will have the honor of celebrating college graduation with one of my daughter’s friends who became a part of our family over the years. I cannot help but think about how many kids I...

DATE: April 26, 2018 | COLUMN: Education Update

Tipton: Caring for every veteran suffering from agent orange exposure

We are fortunate to have a large population of veterans living in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District, many of whom served in the Vietnam War. During this brutal war, many of these brave...

DATE: April 24, 2018 | COLUMN: From our Congressman

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

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