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Schools, horses, camels and coal

The first day of spring has arrived and the legislative session is more than halfway over. Last week, we had our first late night of debate on the Senate floor. We have already had some late-night...

DATE: March 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Columnists74

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Editorial cartoon

DATE: March 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorial cartoons

GOP just showed how inept it really is

Recent news stories have credited President Trump with the Republican party’s failure to make good on its promises to repeal the affordable health care act. The Republican leadership in the House...

DATE: March 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor

‘Poacher Protection Act’ a very bad idea

Earlier this year Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) introduced H.R. 622, the Local Enforcement for Local Lands Act, also known as the “Poacher Protection Act.” This bill would abolish the law enforcement...

DATE: March 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor

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SCOTUS

Nominating justices to fill vacancies on the U.S. Supreme Court is a president’s prerogative. It was Barack Obama’s prerogative to nominate Merrick Garland last year for the vacancy created by...

DATE: March 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

ANWR again threatened by development

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska is one of the largest remaining complete ecosystems in the world. The refuge contains the greatest diversity of animals in any conservation area in...

DATE: March 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor

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Editorial cartoon

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorial cartoons

Disrespect of flag, anthem should stop

It has come to the attention of several concerned citizens regarding the behavior of some students (along with a few faculty members) at the Montezuma Cortez High School. The behavior involves the...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorial cartoons

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Partnering with the community to support education

As the Montezuma-Cortez School District begins the work of crafting a strategic plan to guide it through the next three years, district leaders are seeking more participation from the public. To...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Guest columns

Tipton’s stand on public lands suspect

I listened to Rep. Scott Tipton’s March 8 telephone town hall meeting, and one question in particular bothered me. Bob from Pueblo asked Rep. Tipton why he thinks public lands should be...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor

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Transportation

We all react differently to the “good news, bad news” scenario. Given a choice, which one do you prefer to hear first? On House Bill 1242, which was heard before the House Transportation and...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

AmeriCorps deserves thanks and support

In the spring of 2001, after spending four years of active duty as a firefighter in the U.S. Air Force, I moved to Colorado and joined an AmeriCorps program. I became an education mentor for a...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor