Michael Fields: Prop CC gives legislators blank check for wasteful spending

If you read Proposition CC’s ballot language, you’ll be hard-pressed to figure out what it’s really asking. It doesn’t say it’s permanent, it doesn’t mention the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights, and it...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2019 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Will McConnell, Mercy CEO: We’ve had to make tough decisions

While my wife, our four kids and I have been a part of the Durango community for a relatively short portion of Mercy’s 137-year history – nine years this past September to be exact – to our family,...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 17 hours 44 minutes ago | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Jamelle Bouie: Andrew Johnson’s violent language – and Trump’s

In a rage over impeachment, President Donald Trump recently accused Rep. Adam Schiff of “treason,” promised “Big Consequences” for the whistleblower who sounded the alarm about his phone call with...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2019 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Sen. Michael Bennet: Colorado honors immigrants even as Trump administration disgraces us

Since coming to office, President Trump has waged an all-out assault on America’s immigrant tradition. From separating children at the border to seizing parents in school parking lots to...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2019 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Tom Stritikus: For students and schools, I’m supporting Prop CC

As a relatively new Coloradan, I’ve quickly become inspired by the promise and potential of our state. I can’t think of a better place to live and work. Our communities care for each other. We...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2019 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Robin Halloran: 9-R bid to arm staff is based on misinformation

The principles of a fair and just society are built on a common understanding of basic tenets in which truth outweighs fiction and we care for all of our vulnerable populations. When fear-based...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 17 hours ago | COLUMN: Guest Columns

David Brooks: Why some Trump voters are holding on (for dear life)

An imagined conversation between Flyover Man and Urban Guy. URBAN GUY: I hope you read the rough transcript of that Trump phone call with the Ukrainian president. Trump clearly used public power to...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2019 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Clint McKnight: Let Democrats lead on wilderness protections

Colorado’s cherished wild landscapes are something to celebrate but nothing to take for granted. We will lose them if we don’t act boldly to protect both the land and the wildlife that depends upon...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2019 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Kate Greenberg: Water weaves the tapestry that binds us together

As I drove to the Yampa Valley in August to attend a water conference in Steamboat Springs, the sun blazed down hot, the late wildflowers still bloomed in the high country and the aspens had barely...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2019 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Sen. Michael Bennet: We can act now to end surprise medical bills

Don Binetti is a Coloradan with health insurance. Three years ago, a life-threatening clot was discovered in his aortic valve, requiring him to be rushed to the hospital for emergency treatment....

DATE: Oct. 5, 2019 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Tiffany Mapel: These e-bikes are good for everyone – so may I ride the trails?

At 48, I’m finally at a point in my life where I am now an e-bike owner. I’ve been reading various articles about the perceived dangers and controversies that surround these motorized machines, and...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2019 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Sarah Tingey: Thanks, Democrats, for trying to protect ANWR

Thank you to the Colorado Democratic Congressional delegation for recognizing that the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, America’s last truly wild place, is not worth destroying for less than a...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2019 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

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