Clyde Church: County considers land use code for adoption

For almost three years, the La Plata County Board of County Commissioners and county staff have been working to develop and adopt a new land-use code that makes the development process more...

DATE: July 30, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Sue Dorsey: Colorado’s overlooked small businesses still have time to grab a lifeline

We heard panic from our community lending partners almost immediately as the COVID-19 pandemic began forcing closures. The smallest local businesses were falling through the cracks. As the first...

DATE: July 28, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Bret Stephens: American crime and the crazy Baltimore model

In 2014, there were 211 homicides in the city of Baltimore. The next year, there were 342, an astonishing increase of 62%. The murder rate has barely budged since. What happened? On April 12, 2015,...

DATE: July 24, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Michelle Goldberg: Trump’s occupation of American cities has begun

The month after Donald Trump’s inauguration, Yale historian Timothy Snyder published the best-selling book “On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons From the Twentieth Century.” It was part of a small flood of...

DATE: July 23, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Charles Blow: Let’s start calling things by their proper names – like ‘race relations’

Now that we are deep into protests over racism, inequality and police brutality – protests that I’ve come to see as a revisiting of Freedom Summer – it is clear that Donald Trump sees the...

DATE: July 18, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Trent England: Electoral College protects Coloradoans’ voices

Every four years, along with the presidential election come criticisms of the Electoral College. Some people are just unhappy their candidate lost, but others are truly uncertain. Why do we have...

DATE: July 11, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Charles Blow: Yes, even George Washington – especially him

On the issue of American slavery, I am an absolutist: Enslavers were amoral monsters. The very idea that one group of people believed that they had the right to own another human being is abhorrent...

DATE: July 10, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Denise Fort: Babbitt’s plan for the river doesn’t go far enough

Each spring, the acequias in New Mexico carry cold, clear snowmelt to freshly furrowed fields on small farms. The centuries-old irrigation culture is recognized in state law and supported by strong...

DATE: July 5, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Michael Fields: State government needs to get out of the way

In the middle of a recession, the Legislature wants to raise your property taxes. State Sens. Jack Tate and Chris Hansen, along with Reps. Matt Soper and Dayena Esgar, led an effort to put a full...

DATE: July 4, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Charles Blow: Return of ‘Law and Order’ for blacks and hippies

Recently, Donald Trump stood in the White House Rose Garden and announced an executive order on police reform – a list of minor, unfunded actions that incentivized some changes but mandated none....

DATE: July 2, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

David Brooks: How moderates have failed African Americans

We Americans believe in education. We tend to assume that if you help a young person get a good education and the right skills, then she’ll be able to make her way in American society. Opportunity...

DATE: June 26, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Ernest House and Tom Stritikus: Caricatures of Natives do not fit with our values

The clocktower is one the most distinguishing features of the Fort Lewis College campus. When visitors and students walk through it, they are greeted by images that stand in stark contrast to who...

DATE: June 24, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

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