Opinion

Sen. Don Coram: The only certainty for 2021 is uncertainty

As I begin my 11th year in the Colorado General Assembly and look forward to 2021, I wonder what to expect. After 2020, the only thing certain is uncertainty. Last year started out as any other,...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Rep. Barbara McLachlan: Personal joy is tempered by suffering of many Coloradans

Our holiday this year made me realize, again, how lucky I am. Our children quarantined for two weeks before visiting and we all had many delicious meals and hearty laughs together. We had money to...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Letter: Media, progressives are to blame for rift in America

Journalists in the national media simply refuse to ask President-elect Joe Biden tough questions regarding taxes, guns or his dealings in China via his son Hunter. Papers, including the Herald,...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Writer on the Range: When water dries up, it can be deadly

In Oregon, the Klamath Basin wildlife refuges have fallen into their winter silence now. The huge, clamorous flocks of geese that fill the sky during migration have moved south. This summer, a...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Josh Joswick: 2020: Tyranny, insanity and plain ol’ bull

In this time of rancor and ill-will toward our fellow man – wait a minute, isn’t it still the holiday season? – we can all agree on something: Merriam-Webster’s dictionary is an impartial source...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Charles Brennan: Report shows rural Colorado struggled before the pandemic

As Coloradans start to imagine rebuilding an economy after the pandemic, a newly released report suggests that, as of the end of 2018, many parts of rural Colorado still haven’t recovered from the...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Timothy Egan: Lewis and Clark’s travails offer guidance

Every five years or so I try to return to land’s end, the continent’s western edge, where the Columbia River empties into the Pacific Ocean – the final heave of the River of the West. I prefer to...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Letter: Enjoy back country safely, avoid avalanche dangers

Seventy percent of the mountains in Colorado are the San Juans, right in our backyard. The “Magic Juans” extend from Durango to Lake City and Dolores to Saguache and beyond. Because of this massive...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Melissa Youssef and Jim Griffin: 9-R bond election was more significant than you thought

Amid all the noise and drama of the November presidential election, readers may have missed the full significance of the recent Durango School District 9-R bond vote, also on Nov. 3. That voters...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Justin McBrayer: Why fact-checking fails to change minds

Nearly everyone agrees that we face a fake news epidemic the likes of which we haven’t seen before. For years, American citizens have reported that they are more concerned about fake news than...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Richard Grossman: Half a century later, population is still the issue

“Family planning could bring more benefits to more people at less cost than other single technology now available ...” – James Grant “Either we reduce the world’s population voluntarily or Nature...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Farhad Manjoo: Our mental health is worst in two decades

Nine long, deadly months into the pandemic, Americans report severe psychic distress. According to a new Gallup survey, Americans’ assessment of our mental health is “worse than it has been at any...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

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