Opinion

Caden Voss: Carbon removal stategies can help save us

Editor’s note: Caden Voss, author of this article, is a student in a gifted and talented students’ fifth-grade class at Park Elementary taught by Sarah Strouthopoulos. As the temperatures continue...

DATE: April 4, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Shelby Haley: It’s not too late to slow climate change

Editor’s note: Shelby Haley, author of this article, is a student in a gifted and talented students’ fifth-grade class at Park Elementary taught by Sarah Strouthopoulos. An ice cap breaks away from...

DATE: April 4, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Mike Littwin: Will vaccines forestall doom in Colorado?

If you’re not confused by the latest news/recommendations on the coronavirus, I have to confess that you’re way ahead of me. In his news conference Monday, Jared Polis announced — in what is very...

DATE: April 3, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Rep. Barbara McLachlan: Bills are moving forward

We’re seeing a lot of action at the Capitol these days, as legislators present their final bills while we collectively prepare to work on what’s known as the Long Bill, Colorado’s budget. To...

DATE: April 3, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Marsha Porter-Norton: Spring has sprung, COVID-19 is waning

Spring has arrived in La Plata County, and it has brought with it much-needed snow along with the much-anticipated longer days. It is, as always, a time of renewal, and this year is proving...

DATE: April 3, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Dennis Pierce: Democrats have promised, failed on border security

What’s old is new again when it comes to migrant farm workers. President Franklin Roosevelt signed an agreement in August 1942 with Mexico that created the bracero program, which allowed...

DATE: April 2, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Richard Grossman: Population Matters

“ ... To bring a child into existence without a fair prospect of being able, not only to provide food for its body, but instruction and training for its mind is a moral crime, both against the...

DATE: March 27, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Don Coram: Let’s play Fiscal Note Jeopardy!

While the cat’s away, the mice will play. That is exactly what is going on in the Colorado General Assembly. With all the COVID-19 issues during the last session, the executive branch and...

DATE: March 27, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Farhad Manjoo: How Berkeley overcame NIMBYs

A century ago, the civic leaders of Berkeley, California, pioneered what would become one of America’s most enduring systems of racial inequity – a soft apartheid of zoning. In 1916, the city that...

DATE: March 26, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Mike Littwin: We’re no longer surprised at mass murders

Maybe what angers me most about the mass murder at the King Soopers in Boulder is that we’ve lost the ability to be surprised. We can be shocked, yes, because this one happened someplace that we...

DATE: March 25, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Writers on the Range: We can act now to fight wildfires

For the 2021 fire season, the writing is on the wall. The West, despite a few days of intense winter, is far drier than it was leading up to last year’s record-breaking fires. As a hotshot...

DATE: March 25, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Tori Ossola: Don’t take out COVID-19 anger on hospitality workers

Please don’t take out your COVID-19 anger on the very person who’s trying to make your evening or your vacation a great experience. On my job as general manager of a downtown Durango hotel, it...

DATE: March 23, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

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