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Samuelson: Build the wall, and keep the ‘dreamers’ in return

WASHINGTON — It’s time to build the wall – and, in doing so, prevent an estimated 690,000 DACA “dreamers” from being deported from the United States. It’s a fair deal that could be scuttled only...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

We call on Gardner to protect the ANWR

This week our Colorado Senator Cory Gardner will have an opportunity to honor our country’s heritage and public lands legacy by voting to protect America’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Krugman: State slogan aside, Virginia may well be for haters

Why is America the only wealthy nation that doesn’t guarantee essential health care for all? (We’ve made a lot of progress under Obamacare, but not enough, and the Trump administration is doing its...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Garden Project: Manna hosts annual feast featuring harvest from local growers

Introducing students to the satisfaction of raising their own garden crops is the goal of the Garden Project of Southwest Colorado, now in its 17th year. With gardens at Needham Elementary, Manna...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Keillor: How much of our identity is due to our labels?

I went through airport security Monday and neglected to take my laptop out of my briefcase and place it in a separate plastic bin and was properly chastised by a TSA lady who put her hands on her...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Samuelson: How resilient is the typical American consumer?

WASHINGTON – The American consumer is the great engine of growth for the $19 trillion U.S. economy, representing nearly 70 percent of spending. If the consumer is confident and happy, chances are...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Truthful take on Las Vegas massacre

The satirical publication called The Onion said it with a very sobering headline: “‘No way to prevent this,’ says the only country in the world where this happens regularly.’” Richard Gillam Durango

DATE: Oct. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Yucca House: Land deal would solve longstanding access issue to this isolated site

Thank you to the Montezuma County commissioners for voting not to block a land donation that will allow improved access to the tiny Yucca House National Monument southwest of Cortez. Thanks are due...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Special session: Hospital district, regional transit victims of partisan legislative games

This week’s special legislative session, aimed at correcting a marijuana-tax error, accomplished exactly nothing good, and the stubbornness of a few GOP committee members will mean some Colorado...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

We are all La Plata County; join the conversation

In addition to pumpkin carving, Halloween goblins and colorful oak-covered hillsides, October also means budget season for the La Plata County Commissioners, when we look at the hard work your...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2017 | COLUMN: From the Chair

McLachlan, et al.,: Special session inaction hurts Western Slope

On Monday, the Western Slope Democratic caucus converged on Denver to join our colleagues at the state capitol for the first special legislative session held since 2012. The six of us arrived...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Kristof: Inside North Korea, and feeling the drums of war

PYONGYANG, North Korea — To fly into North Korea on an old Russian aircraft is to step into an alternate universe, one in which “the Supreme Leader” defeats craven U.S. imperialists, in which...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed