How to make the rest of this school year worthwhile? Skip it.

I never did fifth grade. The summer after I finished fourth, my family moved to Vienna. When my parents called to enroll me in the a local school, the principal said the fifth-grade class was...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Lizzie Kost: Welcome to Durango’s Professional Porch Sitters Union, Chapter 42

One must only enjoy the art of porch sitting to have the authority to create a chapter of the Professional Porch Sitters Union. I am thus authorized. I picked 42 as the chapter’s designation...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Water Managers: For-profit investors should stay out of our water

We may not always agree on the particulars of water policy and water use in the Centennial State, but we all recognize the importance of the Colorado River to our statewide economy and our Colorado...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Gary Skiba: Wolf restoration should begin sooner, not later

In November, voters passed Proposition 114, directing Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) to reintroduce gray wolves to Colorado no later than the end of 2023. The last known wild wolf in Colorado...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

India Sylvester: We must acknowledge Black people’s specific contributions to society

As we begin our annual celebration of Black History Month in the United States, I – a Black woman working in corporate America – am both proud and disappointed. I am proud of the many...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Letter: Claims of constitutional rights are often wrong

A lot of people falsely utilize the Constitution as a shield for selfish conduct. However, “free speech” doesn’t mean one can yell “fire” in a crowded theater; nor does free speech entitle one to...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Rep. Barbara McLachlan

At the risk of tempting fate, I’d dare to say that just one month in, I’m feeling hopeful about 2021. The challenges we face are great: the COVID-19 pandemic still rages on, countless small...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Hilary Cooper: Congress must protect Colorado’s outdoors from depredations of oil and gas

“What a country chooses to save is what a country chooses to say about itself.” – Molly Beattie Our government is entrusted with our nation’s public lands, one of the greatest American treasures....

DATE: Jan. 28, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Sen. Don Coram: State legislature gets underway ... sort of

The 73rd Colorado General Assembly is in session. Well maybe. On Jan. 13 at 10 a.m., the session was called to order, roll call was taken, we heard the usual opening-day speeches from the majority...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Henry Olsen: Why unity is so difficult to achieve

Many Americans, if not most, want some type of national unity after the horrifying and despicable events of Jan. 6. But even if that’s what a majority of Americans want, accomplishing it will be...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Helen Katich: Donate stimulus checks to neighbors

Our patience has been tested as we creep closer to a year enduring the effects of COVID-19, and certainly, we have all been impacted. Many of us lost our jobs; missed spending the holidays with our...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

David Brooks: Trump ignites war within the church

“Over the last 72 hours, I have received multiple death threats and thousands upon thousands of emails from Christians saying the nastiest and most vulgar things I have ever heard toward my family...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

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