Newsletter Opinion

Harrop: Nature’s great bird migration under threat by you-know-who

You could call it the Nebraska bird eclipse. At the first dart of morning light, so many sandhill cranes take off from the banks along the Platte River they darken the sky. This primeval spectacle,...

DATE: April 9, 2018 | COLUMN: Froma Harrop

River of Lost Souls: The people and land of the Animas river watershed tie history to today

From an early age, Jonathan Thompson wanted to be a writer. Today, he makes a distinction between being a journalist reporting on events — something he’s done since signing on with the Silverton...

DATE: April 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Phillips: Wolf restoration - Keeping every cog and wheel

I spoke in Carbondale and Aspen recently about restoring the gray wolf to the public wildlands of western Colorado. Some have claimed that my presentations were misleading. They were not. I stuck...

DATE: April 7, 2018 | COLUMN: From our Congressman

Lachelt: Preparing for wildfire, making our community safe

Spring is officially here in La Plata County, bringing with it longer days, warmer temperatures, gusty winds, early flowers, itchy eyes and preparations for the summer months ahead. This is a time...

DATE: April 7, 2018 | COLUMN: From the Chair

Coram: Bringing justice to the victims

I do not and have never tolerated sexual harassment in the workplace. This last Monday, the Senate was asked to consider expelling a member of our body because of allegations of sexual harassment....

DATE: April 7, 2018 | COLUMN: From the State Senate

McKnight: Honoring Bears Ears and our public lands commitment

As the court cases to determine the legality of downsizing Bears Ears National Monument continue, the Bureau of Land Management is still accepting comments on the Resource Management Plans being...

DATE: April 7, 2018 | COLUMN: From our Congressman

Thanks to Sen. Coram for his hard work

For anyone who watches what is going on in the state Senate, you will have an idea of what our state senator, Don Coram, has been up to. Not only has he been pushing a bill two improve internet...

DATE: April 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Flashing turn arrow is an accident risk

A double tragedy took place in Bayfield on March 17. An accident took the life of a well-known and beloved gentleman. The other party involved is also a well-known and beloved lady. Both families...

DATE: April 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Import tariffs: Trade policy can cost and save jobs, have unintended consequences for communities

Controlling trade is one of the ways President Donald Trump intends to fulfill his campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again.” By levying tariffs on the importation of goods that can be produced...

DATE: April 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Lachelt: Preparing for wildfire, making our community safe

Spring is officially here in La Plata County, bringing with it longer days, warmer temperatures, gusty winds, early flowers, itchy eyes and preparations for the summer months ahead. This is a time...

DATE: April 7, 2018 | COLUMN: From the Chair

Coram: Bringing justice to the victims

I do not and have never tolerated sexual harassment in the workplace. This last Monday, the Senate was asked to consider expelling a member of our body because of allegations of sexual harassment....

DATE: April 7, 2018 | COLUMN: From the State Senate

Phillips: Wolf restoration - Keeping every cog and wheel

I spoke in Carbondale and Aspen recently about restoring the gray wolf to the public wildlands of western Colorado. Some have claimed that my presentations were misleading. They were not. I stuck...

DATE: April 7, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns