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Judge's life story always important predictor of legal values

Selection of a justice for the U.S. Supreme Court is one of the most important constitutional responsibilities of any president. The recent nomination of Judge Sonya Sotomayor has raised many...

DATE: July 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Methane and motors A cleaner alternative to gasoline or diesel, now

Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter said Tuesday that his Energy Office has applied for a $10 million grant to increase the use of natural gas as a fuel for industry, transportation and public vehicles. It...

DATE: July 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Welcome back Music in the Mountains

Music in the Mountains is back for its 23rd season, and it promises to be better than ever. There is something for every music lover and many offerings that will appeal to the broadest possible...

DATE: July 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Congress, like the media, finds it easier to focus on Michael Jackson

"It has this sense of finality," said a CNN reporter Tuesday at the end of the Michael Jackson memorial service.Yes, pictures of a casket being lifted into a hearse and driven away will do that for...

DATE: July 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

U.S. Rep John Salazar was right: Cap-and-trade bad for Colorado

U.S. Rep. John Salazar's "no" vote on a 1,400-page cap-and-trade bill HR 2454 was the responsible vote. The bill, which had a 300-page amendment added to it at 3 a.m. on the day of the vote, needs...

DATE: July 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Editorial cartoon

DATE: July 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

World Population Day

Saturday marks the 20th World Population Day, an annual event initiated by the United Nations in 1989 to promote interest in and awareness of global population issues. And this year's theme could...

DATE: July 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Editorial Cartoon

DATE: July 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Wind investment

For far too long, Tri-State Generation and Transmission, the company from which La Plata Electric Association purchases its electricity, has focused unremittingly on coal-fired power plants to...

DATE: July 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Modern times, the ideal of dignity embodied by Washington

When George Washington was a young man, he copied out a list of 110 "Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation." Some of the rules in his list dealt with the niceties of...

DATE: July 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Robert McNamara

Robert McNamara, who died Monday at 93, lived a life that could have been written by Shakespeare or Euripides. He was a brilliant and accomplished man, a decent man by most accounts, who will be...

DATE: July 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Model for health care worth a look

Health-care cooperatives, membership-owned and with elected governing boards, are receiving some attention in Washington. While the larger debate is whether a government-funded insurance plan would...

DATE: July 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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