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In 1959, Frank Sinatra won a Grammy award, Charlton Heston starred in "Ben Hur," Alaska and Hawaii became states and President Eisenhower met with Nikita Khrushchev at Camp David. Fidel Castro also...

DATE: April 16, 2009 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Obama's Mexico visit will revolve around familiar issues

SAN DIEGO - Change is the buzzword on both sides of the border. But how much has really changed?Twenty years ago, when President George H.W. Bush hosted President Carlos Salinas de Gortari at the...

DATE: April 15, 2009 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Repeal cigarette tax exemption

With the state budget for the coming year looking to be written with much red ink, lawmakers must find as many options for generating revenue - and curbing spending - as possible without setting...

DATE: April 15, 2009 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Modern health records

We look forward to the demise of the physician's file cabinet, where inch-thick files make quick reference difficult and impede the communication between family practitioner, a hospital and the...

DATE: April 15, 2009 | COLUMN: Guest Columns


The results of last week's hostage-taking off the coast of Somalia could not have been neater.The hostage, captain of a merchant ship that Somali pirates had attempted to hijack, had offered...

DATE: April 14, 2009 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Editorial Cartoon

DATE: April 12, 2009 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

City Council

Congratulations to new Durango city councilors Christina Thompson and Paul Broderick, and to returning councilor Doug Lyon. Thanks, as well, to Aaron Tucson for making the election a contest and...

DATE: April 12, 2009 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Spring, fall cleanups appreciated

The city of Durango's spring cleanup gets under way Monday, and the town will soon look the better for it. It is a well-used effort Durangoans should appreciate.Public Works Director Jack Rogers...

DATE: April 12, 2009 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Durango has terrific - and low-priced - soccer culture

The other day, I had lunch with some of Durango's local soccer gurus.We met to discuss improvements to the local youth soccer program. I happened to bring along the op-ed piece by local soccer...

DATE: April 12, 2009 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Slick & Dirty

A lot has happened since March 24, 1989. Some of us have lived entire lives in the 20 years since one of the worst ecological disasters in our nation's history.In Alaska's Prince William Sound,...

DATE: April 12, 2009 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Budget process shows need for change

As the Rockies begin the new baseball season in Denver, the Senate has begun debating the budget bill for next year. The first is definitely more fun than the second.The budget will come to the...

DATE: April 12, 2009 | COLUMN: Life in the Legislature

New thinking emphasizes an evolutionary basis for morality

Socrates talked. The assumption behind his approach to philosophy, and the approaches of millions of people since, is that moral thinking is mostly a matter of reason and deliberation: Think...

DATE: April 8, 2009 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

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