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Rep. Dylan Roberts: It’s a wrap at the Capitol
Rep. Dylan Roberts: It’s a wrap at the Capitol

May 8, 2019

Last Friday, the gavels fell in the Colorado House and Senate to close the 120th and final day of the 2019 legislative session. It will take a few months for the dust to settle but...


Scott Tipton: Celebrating National Park Week
Scott Tipton: Celebrating National Park Week

April 23, 2019

From April 20 to 28, we celebrate National Park Week, a time to share our appreciation of the 418 national parks sites spanning across the U.S. During this week, the National Parks Service will be highlighting...




Opinion: Climate delayers are climate deniers
Opinion: Climate delayers are climate deniers

April 17, 2019

Are you feeling a little more than pissed that so much said and written about climate change is about the problem but not the solution? I am. How big is the problem? In the International...




Dylan Roberts: One month to go at the Capitol
Dylan Roberts: One month to go at the Capitol

April 4, 2019

There are only 30 days left in the 2019 legislative session. Per our state’s constitution, when the clock strikes midnight on the 120th day, we must be finished. In this month’s column, I will discuss...



Shane Larson: Go for 4 at CMC
Shane Larson: Go for 4 at CMC

March 20, 2019

How many times have you heard a local student say, “I’m going to CMC for two years to get my associate degree, then I’m going to transfer to (name the out-of-town college or university)?” At...


Bob Rankin: 1st column since moving over to Senate
Bob Rankin: 1st column since moving over to Senate

March 18, 2019

I skipped a month writing columns after six years of never missing one. If you read them let me know. I suppose it’s because I’m still adjusting to moving over to the Senate and to...


Joyce Rankin: Have you ever considered teaching?
Joyce Rankin: Have you ever considered teaching?

March 12, 2019

Are we really in need of more teachers? The answer seems to be somewhere between “yes and no.” There are more full-time specialty teachers needed in specific areas like reading coaches, social/emotional learning, director of...


Dylan Roberts: Halfway done at the Capitol
Dylan Roberts: Halfway done at the Capitol

March 6, 2019

We have completed 60 days of the 2019 legislative and that means there are 60 days left go. The first two months have been busy but the final two months are shaping up to be...




Dylan Roberts: In full swing at the Capitol
Dylan Roberts: In full swing at the Capitol

February 6, 2019

Thirty days down, 90 days to go. We are one month into the 2019 Colorado legislative session and what a month it has been. Here is an update on what has happened thus far and...



Dr. Carrie Besnette Hauser: Reaching even greater heights
Dr. Carrie Besnette Hauser: Reaching even greater heights

January 30, 2019

Every January, we celebrate the life and work of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, remembering what he believed and taught us: respect, tolerance and civility. At Colorado Mountain College, we carry on that work...