Opinion

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Carmichael: President Trump’s Antiquities review endangers our American Stories

Colorado’s Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, designated by President Clinton in 2000, is home to the highest known density of archaeological sites in the U.S. Protection of this land...

DATE: May 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Fulton: Unlikely leadership emerges for grand compromise for rural Colorado

In the closing weeks of the 71st General Assembly, we found the face of real leadership emerge in the most unlikely form. It was a team of disparate legislators that came together to solve some of...

DATE: May 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Krauthammer: The guardrails cannot contain President Trump

WASHINGTON – The pleasant surprise of the First 100 Days is over. The action was hectic, heated, often confused, but well within the bounds of normalcy. Policy (e.g., health care) was being hashed...

DATE: May 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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American story: Monuments are key to the West’s core values, heritage and economies

President Trump’s executive order that threatens the future of more than 27 national monuments directly challenges the worth of public lands around the country and especially here in the West. As a...

DATE: May 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Koons: Time to learn to save lives using CPR and AEDs

Recently in La Plata county, citizen-initiated cardiopulmonary resuscitation and a close-by automated external defibrillator have brought three people back from cardiac arrest. This is unusual...

DATE: May 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Egan: To Trump, the West is a separate, foreign country

In his three calamitous months in office, President Donald Trump has visited a property that is part of his business empire nearly once every three days. And while President Barack Obama had gone...

DATE: May 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Harrop: Trump’s chaos limits damage done by his agenda

Boy, wouldn’t it be great to get that mentally unstable thug out of the Oval Office? That’s putting it undiplomatically, I know, but the time has passed for treating the presidency of Donald Trump...

DATE: May 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Brooks: When the world is led by a child

At certain times Donald Trump has seemed like a budding authoritarian, a corrupt Nixon, a rabble-rousing populist or a big business corporatist. But as Trump has settled into his White House role,...

DATE: May 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Friedman: Republican party has lost its moral compass

Since President Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey, one question has been repeated over and over: With Democrats lacking any real governing power, are there a few good elected men or...

DATE: May 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Kristof: Meet Dr. Willie Parker, a Southern Christian abortion provider

No issue in America is more toxic than abortion, and that’s partly because it is today so closely associated with religion. While many feminists see abortion as a matter of choice, some Christians...

DATE: May 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Kennedy: Education should be our state’s highest priority

Twenty years ago, students in Bayfield, Colorado stopped using the old Bayfield High School because it was old, rundown and unfit for students. But for the past 10 years, the school – built in 1925...

DATE: May 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Rankin: The legislative session and the accountability clock

Last week ended the 2017 legislative session. While legislators are looking forward to the end of the session, the board of education is busy with decisions regarding our lowest performing schools...

DATE: May 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed