Dionne: A challenge to our nation’s Christian apologists

WASHINGTON — Maybe it takes a royal wedding to offer lessons in what a good sermon sounds like. Maybe it takes one of the world’s most elitist institutions – a monarchy, for goodness’ sake – to...

DATE: May 24, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Blow: Time to change political tactics on gun control

The school shooting has become an American motif, a previously unthinkable option for the odd, the alienated and the spurned, a way to find voice through violence. We had yet another one last week...

DATE: May 23, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Stein: More than a local newspaper – a partnership

In late March, The New York Times ran a column by Bill McKibben, “Vermont Town Seeks a Heart, and Soul (Also Milk and Eggs),” about a country store in Ripton, Vermont, whose owners, since 1976,...

DATE: May 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 23 hours ago | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Minkler: Be wary of wolf reintroduction in Colorado

I was thrilled the first time I saw a wolf in the wild. I was in Denali National Park in Alaska, and I remember to this day the excitement of catching a short glimpse of a pair of wolves as they...

DATE: May 19, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Writers on the Range: Colorado moves to block river access

If you care about fishing or boating Colorado’s rivers, this ongoing legal case should have relevance to you. Roger Hill is a 76-year-old Coloradan who likes to fish while standing on the bed of a...

DATE: May 19, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Diaz: Get outdoors to celebrate Colorado Public Lands Day

Summer is when our public lands and waters shine. Exciting adventures loom on the horizon, with endless opportunities to kayak, raft, fish, hike, bike and camp across Colorado’s 24 million acres of...

DATE: May 17, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Huser: Hiding details of child suicide solves nothing

The bill passed recently by Colorado legislators to exempt the autopsy reports of minor children from the Colorado Open Records Act is a product of good intentions, but it’s a bad idea that won’t...

DATE: May 15, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Sholler: Weave compassion with innovation to address root causes of homelessness and poverty

Mahatma Gandhi said, “The true measure of any society can be found in how it treats its most vulnerable members.” The city’s sit/lie ordinance has been repackaged as a safety/accessibility...

DATE: May 12, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Parker: A primer on the primary for unaffiliated voters

The 2018 election season is gearing up into full swing and the Colorado primary election for candidates from each party is coming June 26. Ballots will be mailed automatically to all active...

DATE: May 12, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Plunkett: Journalism’s mission is too important to neglect

A serious threat to journalism in Colorado and across the country is growing stronger. Papers owned by Alden Global Capital and operated by Digital First Media suffer not just from neglect but...

DATE: May 10, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Kuster: Returning power to the people with LPEA’s Tri-State contract

The restrictive contract with the the electric utility company Tri-State Generation and Transmission that requires La Plata Electric Association to buy 95 percent of its energy from Tri-State until...

DATE: May 10, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

King: The positive contributions of immigrants in Colorado

With tax day fresh in our rearview mirror, it’s a good time to reflect on the contributions immigrants make to our economy. Nationally, immigrants earned $1.4 trillion in 2016 and contributed more...

DATE: May 8, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

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