LPEA candidates

There are two contested seats in this year's La Plata Electric Association board election. The election will occur in May rather than in September so any change in association governance comes...

DATE: April 19, 2009 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Pain and responsibility teach hard, but effective, lessons

High school is a time for learning, but we all knew that.We learn about how to write, how to graph and how the world works. We also learn much more important things in school: We learn how to make...

DATE: April 19, 2009 | COLUMN: Students on Point

Common Ground

"Share the Trails" is not a new idea. In the book about global leadership, All I Really Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, author Robert Fulghum ranks sharing first as a basic skill for...

DATE: April 19, 2009 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Respectful debate leads to agreement about budget

It's great to be home for a short weekend to take a breather from the state Capitol buzz saw. With another heavy spring snowstorm hitting Denver, I didn't know if I'd make it, but I knew I wanted...

DATE: April 19, 2009 | COLUMN: Life in the Legislature

Sentence reductions Incarceration rates worth examining

Nearly $700 million of Colorado's budget will be spent this year on prisons in the state - accounting for 8.8 percent of the general fund. That is a significant line item for a service that is both...

DATE: April 17, 2009 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Cuban embargo

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

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