Jonathan Thompson: We need the same resolve to tackle virus, climate

In the time of coronavirus, I headed to southern Utah’s remote canyon country to do some extreme social distancing. All I knew when I emerged a few days later in western Colorado was that the...

DATE: April 5, 2020 | COLUMN: Writers on the Range

Mike Littwin: Polis didn’t need Trump to make him a virus foil

The wartime president is back. It took Donald Trump only a few days to realize that wishing away the novel coronavirus wasn’t going to work. It might have sunk in with the news that America had...

DATE: April 3, 2020 | COLUMN: Mike Littwin

David Leonhardt: How Trump is making the coronavirus worse now

At a private New York meeting in October 1940, William Knudsen made a desperate plea to the automobile industry’s top executives. Knudsen himself had been the president of General Motors until a...

DATE: March 28, 2020 | COLUMN: David Leonhardt

Barbara McLachlan: Area businesses adjust to try to survive pandemic

The joy of eating out after a long day, the fun of meeting friends for a drink or the convenience of buying a cup of coffee on the way to work have disappeared from our lives for a while. Gov....

DATE: March 27, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Clyde Church: We are committed to continuing our county work

There is one topic dominating our minds, families, schools, businesses, community, state, nation and world today as we all shift our practices to slow the spread of coronavirus and the disease it...

DATE: March 27, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

David Leonhardt: A complete list of every time Trump tried to play down the coronavirus

President Donald Trump made his first public comments about the coronavirus on Jan. 22, in a television interview from Davos with CNBC’s Joe Kernen. The first American case had been announced the...

DATE: March 17, 2020 | COLUMN: David Leonhardt

Barbara McLachlan: COVID-19 has taken over everyone’s lives now

Early last week, Gov. Jared Polis declared a state of emergency to open up funding and other resources in case they are needed, and the World Health Organization announced COVID-19, coronavirus,...

DATE: March 16, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Barbara McLachlan: State health care option could lower some costs

District 59 constituents are vocal, regularly letting me know how they think, and what I should do about it. By far, the issue concerning them most, generating the most heat and presenting the most...

DATE: March 15, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Melissa Youssef: Dynamic Durango is getting younger all the time

It’s people – not statistics – that give a community heart. And Durango is second to none in that department. Even so, the demographics that define our town tell a more textured story than just...

DATE: March 14, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Gary Wockner: The damming truth about the Colorado River

The magnitude of the Colorado River’s decline (because of climate change) as outlined in the Science paper is “eye popping.” – Brad Udall, senior scientist at Colorado State University The latest...

DATE: March 13, 2020 | COLUMN: Writers on the Range

Richard Grossman: Take this environmental group’s new survey now

Most surveys that come online seem to just be gimmicks to get me interested in a cause, then ask me for money. This survey won’t ask for money – just for your opinion on human population,...

DATE: March 7, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Barbara Mclachlan: How I voted on Colorado’s death penalty repeal

My job as a legislator is to listen to all sides of an issue and to my constituents before making decisions. Last week, we wrestled with the weightiest question before the General Assembly during...

DATE: March 6, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

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