Colorado ICE protests mirror Trump bluster

In advance of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement actions that were supposed to take place in multiple cities across the U.S., including Denver, last weekend, more than 2,000 protesters marched...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Have we got a deal for you on the border

SOMEWHERE IN IOWA – As the race for the 2020 Democratic nomination tightens, one imaginary candidate sees a way to break from the pack and calls a press conference at a Des Moines Holiday Inn. Good...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Bad marks

When Betsy DeVos, the secretary of Education, visited Colorado Springs June 26 for a pro-school choice luncheon, she was greeted by children and adults “yelling obscenities and making nasty...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

The ‘Betsy Ross’ flag symbolizes unity

Our Founding Fathers were not thinking about flags. There were many different ones throughout the colonies. One flag, however, developed a following. Betsy Ross, whether she designed it or simply...

DATE: July 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

About those Bayfield flags

If you asked us what one thing we’d most like to see in a small-town Fourth of July parade in the West, we would have said, maybe some trick riders or a another marching band. Never would we have...

DATE: July 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Feed the meter for trail amenities

No, those aren’t parking meters going up at area trails – they’re trail meters, and they offer a new way to donate to maintain Yampa Valley trails,” said the Steamboat Pilot & Today last week –...

DATE: July 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Lake Nighthorse is a splendid thing – but the city might want to fix the mud

We had felt guilty about not really knowing what was going on at Lake Nighthorse in its first full season as a city recreation area, so we dropped in for a visit July 4. We were a party of two...

DATE: July 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Howl once for yes

Living in Colorado sometimes feels like playing a game called Let’s Discover The Limits of Democracy. We approach every election with ballot propositions as a contest to see whether the will of the...

DATE: July 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Zoned out

You can start a good library at home by leaving out the works of the Brontë sisters, Mark Twain claimed. Recently, the Minneapolis city council, the editorial board of The New York Times and the...

DATE: July 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Happy Fourth!

In their new settlement of Marietta on the bank of the Ohio River, investors in the Ohio Company celebrated the Fourth of July in 1788 with “a spread of food and drink in ample quantity.” Punch and...

DATE: July 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Ears and a tail

On the second night of the first debates, the other 10 candidates for the Democratic 2020 presidential nomination took the stage at the end of a day in which Russian President Vladimir Putin said...

DATE: June 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Councilwoman is a good communist

On June 4, Candi CdeBaca won a runoff race for Denver City Council. It was not long after that we began to see conservative posts on social media, from people far from Denver or Colorado, saying...

DATE: June 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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