I hear you Preventing suicide can start with listening, and knowing that there are true heroes in our midst who didn’t do it

New information recently was released about the steady increase in suicides across the country. The number has risen significantly, and I know we’re all concerned. There are many great suicide...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Huff: Recent decisions refine Colorado’s body of law

Every court decision further refines Colorado’s body of law. Recently, the Colorado Supreme Court issued two opinions that I found both interesting and relevant. The first concerns the city of...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Dionne: ‘Bad’ jobs don’t have to be that way

WASHINGTON — So many policy proposals aimed at reducing economic inequality emphasize moving disadvantaged people into higher-paying, higher-skilled jobs, typically with more access to education...

DATE: July 10, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Breathless We don’t want the coal engines back

It took my breath away to hike up behind my home on County Road 202 in Hermosa and see the devastation caused by the 416 Fire. This is a neighborhood hike on private property that I’ve been...

DATE: July 6, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

James: Saying goodbye to Kat

I had to say goodbye to a friend today, and I’m not sure how I’m doin’ just yet. Katrina, Kat for short, was a big beautiful bay mare. Registered paint, “breeding stock.” She was the reason I...

DATE: July 3, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Goldberg: The millennial socialists are coming

In May, three young progressive women running for the state Legislature in Pennsylvania, each endorsed by the Democratic Socialists of America, won decisive primary victories over men heavily...

DATE: July 3, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Bring the USS Pueblo back home

On Jan. 23, 1968, the USS Pueblo and its crew were attacked by the North Korean military while peacefully sailing in international waters. The crew of the ship valiantly tried to resist capture but...

DATE: June 30, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Don’t let ideology smother a brilliant American birthright

A handful of our representatives in Congress are quietly preparing a multibillion-dollar rip-off of American families. Count yourself among the cheated if you value kids’ sports, good health and...

DATE: June 30, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Good Sam’s time is now

None of us will forget the day an orange plume of mine pollution slowly snaked its way through the Animas River and downtown Durango. We won’t forget the hum of the news helicopters as the world...

DATE: June 30, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Blow: Immigration policies reflect white minority anxiety

Last week Pat Buchanan was on “The Laura Ingraham Show” to discuss the humanitarian crisis Donald Trump has created at the border by ripping children away from their parents. He was not...

DATE: June 26, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Mitsch Bush: It’s time for our government to work for us all

I am running for Congress because Donald Trump and Congressman Scott Tipton are moving us backward and are dividing us. My guiding principle is that together we can create a more just, equitable,...

DATE: June 23, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Hanlon: Time to put focus back on real American values

I learned what it means to be an American from my parents, Depression-era kids who fought and worked to make the world a better place. My dad fought in World War II and was a union shop steward...

DATE: June 23, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

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