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Our view: Oh deer, you’re not a dog

Up in Franktown, between Colorado Springs and Denver on the western edge of the Plains, a funny-looking deer showed up the other day – a whitetail, apparently, a youngish male with a small rack....

DATE: Nov. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Student protesters are like tsars in a bubble

On Nov. 5, when former Attorney General Jeff Sessions was scheduled to give a lecture on the Evanston campus of Northwestern University in Illinois on “The Real Meaning of the Trump Agenda,”...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: What the heck is Senator Bennet up to?

Michael Bennet, one of our favorite Colorado senators, made a fine if sputtering bid for attention in the Democratic primary contest for the 2020 presidential nomination earlier this year. He has...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: We’re still feeling the rush of ’59

One hundred and sixty years ago, European-Americans flooded west of the Mississippi for the first time, to the Pikes Peak Gold Rush. They established Denver and fed the fleeting myth of the West as...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Hate + stupidity = Pueblo temple bomb plot

You may have seen there was a fellow up in Pueblo who got himself in scalding water with the FBI last week (“Man who spoke of hating Jews held in Colorado temple bomb plot,” Nov. 4). It was not by...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: About that election

La Plata County’s off-year election had few ballot questions and candidates, but it could easily be labeled as the election for libraries. The award-winning Pine River Library in Bayfield will have...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Looking back at 40 years of Iranian rot

Forty years ago in Iran, a few young people got together and thought it would be a good idea to seize and occupy a foreign embassy, to show their support for the revolution that had just brought a...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Some animals are just born to play ball

The first U.S. National Championship tennis tournament took place in 1881 on grass in Newport, Rhode Island. Dick Sears, a Harvard student who had picked up the game two years before, won the...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Goodbye, again, to Coors

With the announcement last week that Coors is moving its headquarters from Denver to Chicago, there was another end, or the middle of the end, to the brewery’s long saga with Colorado and the West....

DATE: Nov. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Dark money spent in Lakewood and on Prop CC is worrisome

Lakewood is the fifth-largest city in Colorado and functions essentially as a suburb of Denver, the largest. Nevertheless, it goes its own way on some things, such as limiting new residential...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: We might see some of that drug settlement money down here

We were pleased to read last week, in the Colorado Sun , that Colorado “could soon secure millions of dollars to fight the opioid crisis from five drug makers and distributors ... The money would...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Can Durangoans learn civility, trust and the zipper merge?

People are afraid to merge on freeways in Los Angeles.” That was how Bret Easton Ellis began his first novel, “Less Than Zero,” 34 years ago. It was not much of a book, but the observation seems no...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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