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

Sigman: Is the liberal press the enemy of the people?

It is interesting to watch some of the reactions to a comment by President Trump that the liberal press is the enemy of the people of the United States. I would interject that I’ve heard that same...

DATE: May 5, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Turiel and Stein: Durango Public Library is not your mother’s library

Most Sundays from the late 1970s to early 1980s, when I was still unencumbered enough to skip down the sidewalk while directing a stream of uncensored dialogue toward my mother, we’d head to the...

DATE: May 5, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Taylor-Saghie: HB 1195 supports affordable homeownership, community diversity

Colorado lawmaker’s possess a prime opportunity to secure policy that would create stability for many Coloradoans through homeownership. HB 18-1195 leverages private funds to build affordable...

DATE: May 2, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Devine: DACA recipients are our friends and neighbors, not criminals

Mary came to the U.S. with her mother when she was seven. Her mom worked in a ski resort hotel and could make more money as a maid there than at a job in Mexico. Mary has now graduated from college...

DATE: May 1, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Brown: Access to international trade critical for Colorado ranchers and farmers

If you live in Colorado, or if your business is touched in any way by any aspect of the agricultural industry, the ongoing national discussion about trade agreements and import tariffs should mean...

DATE: April 30, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Champagne: Talking to teens about sex

Reality check. Your teens are probably having sex. You (and your teen) probably loathe the idea of having “the talk,” but it’s super important. Here are some things you need to know about teens...

DATE: April 28, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Gallegos: The University of Colorado’s impact locally and statewide

I’ve been traveling around the Third Congressional district recently to hear from community and business leaders, as well as residents, about how the University of Colorado is serving the region’s...

DATE: April 26, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

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