Change

There is not much doubt this country has more problems than one man can fix. Whether Barack Obama, as the 44th president of the United States of America, can fix any of them remains to be seen....

DATE: Jan. 19, 2009 | COLUMN: From our Congressman

DMR should throw locals more significant bones

Ever since I can remember, my family and I have bought season passes to Durango Mountain Resort - until this year.Instead, we drove four hours to Albuquerque in order to get the best possible deal...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2009 | COLUMN: From our Congressman

Gas here, gas now!

On a hot day in Denver last August, during the Democratic National Convention, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi touted the Democrats' plan for dealing with the energy crisis.Her party, she said, would...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2009 | COLUMN: From our Congressman

Flight 1549

Congratulations to US Airways, New York City's rescue workers, and above all, the crew of Flight 1549 for giving the nation exactly what it needs right now - a healthy shot of good news.That all...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2009 | COLUMN: From our Congressman

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

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