Unique learning will grow from interests at Big Picture School

Durango High School is a high-achieving school with an excellent reputation. Our success is the result of a talented staff working collaboratively to improve teaching and learning and to prepare...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2009 | COLUMN: From our Congressman

Stimulus

President Barack Obama is flying to Denver today to sign the latest federal stimulus package. Obama has been traveling around quite a bit, and we should expect more.On Wednesday, he'll be in...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2009 | COLUMN: From our Congressman

Wolf Creek

It appears the proposed Village at Wolf Creek is dead. Perhaps there is some benefit to the national economic downturn, after all. Or maybe the diligence of the Forest Service and the hard work of...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2009 | COLUMN: From our Congressman

Budget woes ripple water

Throughout the West, the availability of water is a defining issue that can become contentious - or more - when communities that need it pressure those that have it to share. Colorado is certainly...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2009 | COLUMN: From our Congressman

A Good Fit

Several individuals have noted that La Plata County's recently adopted 2009 budget identifies the completion of a new "comprehensive community plan" as one of our top priorities.Our conversations...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2009 | COLUMN: From our Congressman

Conservation tax credit

It would be the worst kind of irony if the program that has preserved so many acres of Colorado's beautiful lands - and can preserve many more - was to be replaced by more miles of highway...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2009 | COLUMN: From our Congressman

A-Rod shows troubling culture

There is ample evidence showing that Americans take professional sports and the athletes in them quite seriously. Whether shelling out money, time or energy on their favorite team, sports fans...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2009 | COLUMN: From our Congressman

Peanut butter

The reputation of peanut butter, for many years a staple of children's sandwiches and many other food products, has taken a serious beating. Calorie count, sugar content and peanut allergies have...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2009 | COLUMN: From our Congressman

Bennet starts with smart staffing

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet seems to understand the old Broadway adage that says "don't monkey with a hit." He did the smart thing on taking office and simply took over his predecessor's office -...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2009 | COLUMN: From our Congressman

Immigrant tuition

Colorado benefits from the number of out-of-state college graduates who find the state appealing. Whether it's because of the easily accessible mountains and rivers under blue skies or the...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2009 | COLUMN: From our Congressman

No news is bad news

For Westerners interested in the news, one of the biggest stories lately is the crisis in the news industry itself. A few highlights - or perhaps lowlights - of what's been happening:•Washington...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2009 | COLUMN: From our Congressman

Covering kids

Washington observers, including concerned taxpayers, are understandably focused on the economic stimulus bill being debated in Congress. The mind-numbing amount of money being discussed is enough...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2009 | COLUMN: From our Congressman

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