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Rankin: Common core standards, are we ready for a change?

Remember “Common Core”? That term first appeared in 2010. It referred, at that time, to the controversial Math and English Language Arts Standards that Colorado, along with 41 other states, adopted...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Ohman: Steam, smoke and Snowdown

When I was the Special Sections editor at The Durango Herald from 2008-2010, I was driving into town from home near Purgatory. I happened upon the Snowdown Balloon Race launch as the train stopped...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Brooks: The end of the two-party system

In the first half of the 1990s, I worked in Europe for The Wall Street Journal. I covered nothing but good news: the reunification of Germany, the liberation of Central Europe, the fall of the...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

School district 9-R needs new leadership

Community for 9R Accountability is a grassroots parent group seeking transparency and accountability in our school district. In response to an upcoming vote to extend the Superintendent’s...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Skilled labor: Homebuilders, 9-R trades courses fill a gap in labor and educational offerings

Every cloud is supposed to have a silver lining, but can the same be said for clear skies? It can in Southwest Colorado, if you happen to be in the construction trades. Snow finally arrived on...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Kristof: President Trump, how is this man a danger?

President Donald Trump suggests that the aim of his crackdown on immigrants is to “defend Americans” from “savage,” “worst of the worst” intruders who kill Americans or at least are “dangerous...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Allen: What pro-wolf introduction factions are telling you and what they are not

You’ve probably noticed there’s a group bent on introducing wolves into Colorado. Here are some of their most popular claims: The presence of wolves automatically leads to a healthier ecosystem;...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Storytelling: Universally human, stories bind us in intimate, beautiful and unknown ways

Storytelling is among the oldest art forms and has likely been around as long as human language, connecting present experiences to the past and future. Storytelling is a way to make sense of the...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Editorials

Parker: At the White House - Governing with the enemy

When White House staff secretary Rob Porter resigned Wednesday amid allegations that he abused his two ex-wives and a former girlfriend, he parted the curtains on a personnel and security disaster....

DATE: Feb. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Coral reefs endangered by climate change

I am very concerned about climate change and the losses we are experiencing, and will continue to experience, if we do not address this issue immediately. Our coral reefs are experiencing more...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Don’t let national news affect local need

In the wake of national news that the Humane Society of the United States is going through a major sexual harassment scandal involving top executives – and has a board that refuses to fire a CEO...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Coram: Letters and calls make a difference

I want to start by thanking you for all of your support. Since my last column, I have received letters and calls all in support of Senate Bill 2 and rural broadband. Letters like those from Wayne...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2018 | COLUMN: From the State Senate