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








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...