Writers on the Range: Pumping up fear on the Colorado River

Some Colorado River tribulations today remind me of a folk story: A young man went to visit his fiancé and found the family trembling and weeping. They pointed to the ceiling, where an axe was...

DATE: April 27, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Our View: Decline to sign animal cruelty ballot initiative

Within the space of just five weeks, we find ourselves again defending Colorado ranchers and farmers against an irrational political salvo (March 19, “Governor blunders with ‘MeatOut Day’...

DATE: April 27, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Jeff Kass: Columbine reporter connects the dots between mass shootings

I was one of the first reporters on scene at the Columbine shootings on April 20, 1999. And I covered it continuously, as a local newspaper reporter and eventually as a book author, for 10 years....

DATE: April 21, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Jack Turner: Both political parties practice voter suppression

There is great media focus on the Republican-dominated legislatures determined to unfairly reduce, restrict or eliminate likely Democratic Party voters – just look at the Major League Baseball...

DATE: April 20, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Benjamin Bellorado: Bears Ears murals, rock art, textiles deserve protection

For decades, the iconic archaeological sites of the stunning canyon country of Bears Ears in southeastern Utah have captivated the imaginations of visitors from around the world. While hiking in...

DATE: April 13, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Michael Fields: 10 ideas for a GOP “Contract with Colorado”

A week after this last election, I wrote a column saying that Republicans need to develop a “Contract with Colorado” based on conservative policy proposals that 55% or more of voters support. I...

DATE: March 24, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Writers on the Range: An Idaho congressman aims to dump dams

Rep. Mike Simpson is a conservative Republican from Idaho whose concept of wildness in the 1990s was going into the rough at a golf course. He fought higher taxes and remains a strong advocate for...

DATE: March 23, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Jan and Greg Phillips: How to evaluate health-care reform proposals

Regardless of political leaning, most Americans can agree that the U.S. health care system is problematic. Per capita health care spending is nearly twice as high as that of other wealthy nations...

DATE: March 13, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Erin McKay: Vaccine programs working well in Montezuma County

The United States has just reached a dreadful milestone: more than half a million people dead from the coronavirus. And yet Coloradans can feel good about living where they do; our state has...

DATE: March 1, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Mitch McConnell condemns Trump, but refuses to convict

Editor’s note: Following is a transcript of Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s speech made after McConnell voted not to impeach former President Donald Trump. McConnell went on to say he voted...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Erin McKay: Will we protect our democracy?

In 2017, a handful of individuals were arrested in the Hart Senate Office Building for reading scripture aloud. They were protesting the GOP-backed tax bill, which they felt was unfair to the poor....

DATE: Feb. 9, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Letter: Let’s get past the hateful, vindictive attitudes

When will Americans get past hateful, vindictive attitudes that have taken place since Donald Trump was elected president? In a recent article (Jan. 13, “It is time to stop the Cortez parade of...

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

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