Soleil Gaylord: Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission needs balance

Under Colorado law, one of the 11 voting members on the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission must be a member of a nonprofit organization that promotes the “conservation and enhancement of...

DATE: April 17, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Steve Mandell: Western Slope Democrats shouldn’t assume GOP losses are their gains

Three recent events say a lot about where the 3rd Congressional District is heading: Republicans embarrass themselves and shed supporters. Changes in voter registration since the end of last year...

DATE: April 17, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Barbara McLachlan: Civics must be taught more thoroughly

If you watch enough national news, it’s easy to think that Democrats and Republicans rarely speak, always argue, refuse to compromise and have nothing in common. Fortunately, in Colorado at least,...

DATE: April 17, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Susan Atkinson: Carbon pricing is key to halting climate change

It’s easy to feel helpless, depressed and overwhelmed about the recent news of climate-related disasters affecting Colorado. Increased temperatures and drought intensify our vulnerability to...

DATE: April 16, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Denise Fort: Water can be wrung out too much

Santa Fe, New Mexico, once was sustained by the waters of the Santa Fe River, which begins in the high country of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, flows through the city and then onward to the Rio...

DATE: April 15, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Charles Blow: White supremacists fear “white replacement”

Last week, Fox News host Tucker Carlson caused an uproar by promoting the racist, anti-Semitic, patriarchal and conspiratorial “white replacement theory.” Also known as the “great replacement...

DATE: April 15, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Benjamin Bellorado: Bears Ears murals, rock art, textiles deserve protection

For decades, the iconic archaeological sites of the stunning canyon country of Bears Ears in southeastern Utah have captivated the imaginations of visitors from around the world. While hiking in...

DATE: April 13, 2021 | UPDATED: 4 days 15 hours ago | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Mark Hillman: How I came to respect centrists

Sticks in the mud. Overly cautious. Obstacles to progress. That’s how I’ve tended to view political moderates – especially those in my own party. As a 30-something state legislator (1999-2005)...

DATE: April 13, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Mario Nicolais: There’s little hope for centrists, moderates

A few weeks ago I wrote a column about extremists in public office and their affinity for ethical lapses. It drew the ire of readers from both sides, which seemed to prove my underlying point. But...

DATE: April 13, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

David Brooks: The Heart and Soul of the Biden Project

What is the quintessential American act? It is the leap of faith. The first European settlers left the comfort of their old countries and migrated to brutal conditions, convinced the future would...

DATE: April 12, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Jamelle Bouie: If it’s not Jim Crow, what is it?

The laws that disenfranchised Black Americans in the South and established Jim Crow did not actually say they were disenfranchising Black Americans and creating a one-party racist state. I raise...

DATE: April 11, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Soleil Gaylord: Western monarchs suffer catastrophic decline

The precipitous decline of species around the world continues to make headlines. One million species worldwide are at risk of extinction; North America has lost three billion birds in the past 50...

DATE: April 11, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

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