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A Peer’s Perspective: The ritual of should

October 7, 2019

“When the mind is thinking it is talking to itself” –Plato I have been looking forward to the long-awaited film adaptation of Stephen King’s book about Derry, Maine, and the sinister entity that has lurked...




Dylan Roberts: Our state needs a fully funded LWCF

October 2, 2019

I’ll begin this month’s column by stating something obvious: living in the Colorado mountains is the best. The natural beauty of this place is something I know we all cherish and is something that makes...


A Peer’s Perspective: Blocking out the sun

September 20, 2019

Have you ever considered the really amazing illusion of whether or not a dime can completely block out the sun? I can picture it onstage in Las Vegas with a world-famous magician trying to dazzle an...


Sen. Bob Rankin: The best solutions are local

September 19, 2019

During the legislative session, and even before it starts, as legislators envision new bills and my Joint Budget Committee structures spending, the legislature looks for solutions to big statewide problems like housing, education funding and...



Morgan Liddick: The truth about assault weapons bans

August 29, 2019

It started as the sort of inside-baseball thing that Politifact and other “fact-checking” websites try to avoid: a complicated question based on the definition of what “is” is. It ended as an exposure of the...



Mike Littwin: Now we wait for Hick’s next move

August 15, 2019

This was inevitable. It’s what happens when you’re running out of money, when your polls range somewhere between 0 and 1%, when your staff has dumped you, when your only viral moments tend to run...



Under the Dome: Skip the bad stuff and talk about the good

July 22, 2019

Recalls, special sessions, petitions, campaigns, Tweets, Facebook, CNN, Fox News. Yikes, let’s go fishing. Sometimes, it’s just overwhelming. Madison talks about factions in politics in Federalist 10, and we’ve always had quarreling factions in American...


Opinion: What’s in your toolkit?

July 10, 2019

The ubiquitous commercial regarding carrying the correct credit card was the inspiration for this perspective. It speaks to being prepared and familiar with having the proper tool in your wallet so that there are no surprises...



Opinion: CMC’s commitment is community first

June 23, 2019

Each June, when most of our mountain resort communities are gearing up to welcome summer visitors and host signature festivals and events, the team at Colorado Mountain College has its first opportunity to exhale and...