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Columns

  • State now ground zero in battle for Senate

    Talk about a game changer!

  • Transportation proposal a good first step

    Not quite halfway through the 2017 session of the Colorado General Assembly, House Speaker Crisanta Duran and Senate President Kevin Grantham, in conjunction with the Transportation Committee chairs -- Representative Diane Mitsch-Bush and Senator Randy Baumgardner -- have introduced the highest priority bill of the legislative session. Their proposal refers to a transportation plan that will, if voters approve it in November, make $3.5 billion available for transportation projects across Colorado over the next 20 years.

  • An opposing view on ‘global warming’

    By Evergreen resident Peter Link

    Kevin Trenberth and I have known each other for about seven years. We disagree on global warming. We met again at the Foothills World Affairs Council meeting on Nov. 16, and though we shook hands in greeting, I was dismayed by his introduction of politics into his presentation, for which he used comic slides.

  • After review … the ruling on the field stinks

    We are being bombarded by the Ray Rice situation. The story is now bigger than a case of domestic violence, and it sure looks like the league swept it under the rug. Why is that a big story? The owners know that, as legendary coach Vince Lombardi said, “Winning  isn’t everything; it’s the only thing.” Or, as our favorite owner, Al Davis, put it, “Just win, baby.”

  • Robert Gates’ ‘Duty’ a good read for all citizens

    OK, I admit it: I can’t resist reading every single insider book that portends to explain the goings-on within our government. Most of us have strong opinions concerning the executive branch of our government powered by the simplistic rhetoric of Fox or MSNBC. We have become a group of “Monday-morning quarterbacks.” The Bush hate seemed to be unprecedented, until the Obama hate got into full swing.

  • Protecting local nonprofits should be a priority

    By Greg Dobbs

    How would you like it if you lived in New Jersey — home of the Meadowlands, home of this year’s (sad, sad, sad) Super Bowl — only to find out that much of the publicity, not to mention much of the revenue from the big game, has been co-opted by the state of New York?

  • A bad ending; positive steps needed

    You had to know it wouldn’t end well. And it didn’t!

  • Unemployment rate hides a sobering reality

    If we simply look at the unemployment rate of 6.7 percent, it would seem that things are getting better, but there is much that lurks beneath the surface of this calculation.
    What this doesn’t take into account is that millions of workers have given up. You may ask why anyone would give up looking for work when a good job is the key to so many positive life outcomes. A good job increases our feeling of self-worth, it pays the rent, and it just enhances the experience of looking into a mirror.

  • Federal official steps in grouse guano

    Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell stepped into the proverbial sage grouse doodoo in Craig last month.

  • Photographer’s dream turns to nightmare

    Ouch. If you haven’t heard, the Seattle Seahawks’ defense smothered the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl. The Broncos’ offense didn’t help much either. It seemed like, from their first snap, the entire team started to unravel.