Colorado's economy

A report released Monday presents a mixed picture of Colorado's economy. It offers good news and bad news, and at thesame time hints at something else, the dimensions of which will become clear...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2009 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Fort Lewis College soccer Men's team takes second national championship

With its 1-0 victory Saturday afternoon, the Fort Lewis College men's soccer team won its second national championship.It was an extraordinary finish to a remarkable year. And coming as it did on...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2009 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Breeding and the Beast

Richard Grossman's October column (Herald, Oct. 25) was an admirable piece of righteous thinking. Still, at the risk ofsounding ungracious, I would like to invite us all to inspect the 800-pound...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2009 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

State budget woes focus again of upcoming legislative session

One month until the start of the legislative session in January, and all I can say for sure is that there will be a lotof tense times ahead, given the budget cuts still to be made. I've got a sense...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2009 | COLUMN: Life in the Legislature

Job summit

It is a time-honored tradition of American politics that the president gets the credit or the blame for the day-to-daystate of the economy. It is also largely fiction. And for that reason, critics...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2009 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Obama's war

Afghanistan is now Barack Obama's war. By sending an additional 30,000 troops and planning for at least another 18months of fighting, he has put his stamp on that conflict.It is difficult, however,...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2009 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

'Freedom isn't free'

The story about rededicating the Blue Star Memorial Marker at Santa Rita Park, (“Saluting sacrifice," Herald, Nov. 10)reported that the common message of the speakers - from former generals to...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2009 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Happy Thanksgiving

Thousands of Americans are now in danger in Iraq, in Afghanistan and around the world. Our thoughts and prayers thisThanksgiving Day go out to them and to their families. Their willingness to...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2009 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Copenhagen conference holds hope for climate change progress

"I refuse to believe that it is too late, and that we cannot do anything about [global climate change]. Copenhagen isour date with destiny."- Mohamed Nasheed, president of MaldivesGood news! We in...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2009 | COLUMN: Population Matters

DMR tries to please all of its customers, and help the community

Over the last two and a half years, Lauren Slaff has taken every opportunity to express her dissatisfaction with theservices provided to her by Durango Mountain Resort. Every time she has raised a...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2009 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Public Option

No matter how the question is asked, a government-run health-insurance option finds more favor than disfavor amongAmericans polled this week.According to the Associated Press, which conducted the...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2009 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Depth, art, reality - all are 'Photoshopped' out of photography

I miss the days of printed photographs and family photo albums. I miss the simplicity of photos that were created in a darkroom. I miss sitting around the coffee table on cold winter days to...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2009 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

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