Get vaccinated for whooping cough

School District 9-R has reported a case of pertussis - aka whooping cough - in a student at Riverview School. The sick child is out of school and being treated, but San Juan Basin Health Department...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2009 | COLUMN: From our Congressman

Interregnum

The post-election change of power in the White House is a reminder of how it should be done.President George W. Bush and President-elect Barack Obama are talking about the nation's economic crisis...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2009 | COLUMN: From our Congressman

Violence in Gaza is a reflection of Boomerang Syndrome

At a time when Israel is bombing Gaza to try to smash Hamas, it's worth remembering that Israel itself helped nurture Hamas.When Hamas was founded in 1987, Israel was concerned mostly with Yasser...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2009 | COLUMN: From our Congressman

Ignition interlocks

As of Jan. 1, Colorado has a new law intended to crack down more on drunken driving. Among other provisions, it lengthens driver's-license suspensions for certain offenders, increases the cost to...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2009 | COLUMN: From our Congressman

Big Brothers Big Sisters looking for local heroes

John Schwob is a local hero.John, who describes himself as 67 going on 11, started volunteering for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado about six years ago as a "study buddy." When he...

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

Legislature 2009

The Colorado Legislature began its 2009 session Wednesday, and the day began with the typical ceremony bestowed on opening day. But there was an injection of history-making too, as for the first...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2009 | COLUMN: From our Congressman

Obama jumps on economic fix

Though his inauguration is still almost two weeks away, President-elect Barack Obama is wasting no time in trying to reverse the economic troubles plaguing the nation. That eagerness to address the...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2009 | COLUMN: From our Congressman

Bill Richardson

In a new twist on the 2008 presidential campaign's most overused phrase, New Mexico's Gov. Bill Richardson threw himself under the bus Sunday and withdrew his nomination to be the next commerce...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2009 | COLUMN: From our Congressman

Obama administration should target sex slavery worldwide

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - Barack Obama's presidency marks a triumph over the legacy of slavery, so it would be particularly meaningful if he led a new abolitionist movement against 21st-century...

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

Western politics

Barack Obama has yet to take office, and already the balance of power in Colorado and the Southwest is shifting.U.S. Sen. Ken Salazar is bound for the Department of the Interior, which is a good...

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

Commitment to science varies among Obama economic team

Scientists always are concerned about the type of technical advice the president receives. The validity of such council and its acceptance by presidents has varied considerably over the years as...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2009 | COLUMN: From our Congressman

Melodrama players reminisce

"Life upon the wicked stage" left people with a variety of memories about the opening years of the Diamond Circle Theater.Now we continue on with the interviews of Linda Sprague, Dennis Johnson,...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2009 | COLUMN: From our Congressman

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