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‘I didn’t know’

I didn’t know. Mother had Alzheimer’s. I worked with people in the nursing home with ALZ. I helped people placing their loved ones. I thought I knew but I didn’t. I didn’t know each journey ...

La Plata commissioners share plans for ARPA funds

Far too many in La Plata County are still feeling the impacts from COVID-19 that will last far beyond the actual public health emergency. To address those impacts, in 2020, Congress allocate...

Out-of-control health care in dire need of reform

Over the past 22 years, the price of medical care, including services provided, insurance, drugs and medical equipment, rose faster than prices in the overall economy. Medical prices grew 11...

La Plata needs stable funding for affordable housing

Like many parts of the world, La Plata County is facing a severe shortage of housing. Our county is lucky to be organizing around use of American Rescue Plan Act funds. La Plata County citiz...

Frisch vs. Boebert symptom of declining democracy

What happens to democracy when you lift the ceiling on campaign spending caps in a highly unequal country? The answer is simple. You get Lauren Boebert versus Adam Frisch for Colorado’s 3rd ...

Durango entrance needs welcoming art

Remember the “dinosaur” sculpture that graced the entrance to Durango at the junction of Highways 160 and 550, right by the Doubletree Hotel? Its true name was Arc of History and was install...

‘Independent choice’

The Durango Herald wrote that I’m the “wildcard,” a moniker proudly worn. Despite independents comprising 49% of local voters, ours is the first campaign for county commissioner matched ...

‘Know complex issues’

I was honored to be elected commissioner four years ago, my first political office. I am engaged in the hard work needed to improve the lives, health and safety of our residents. I have expl...

‘Proven problem solver’

I love La Plata County and feel very blessed to have called it home for over 60 years. Janelle and I both grew up here, raised our family here and owned three successful businesses with hund...

‘Serving as People’s Lawyer’

As Colorado’s attorney general, I am committed to serving as the People’s Lawyer. My job is to defend Colorado citizens from those who violate their rights, improve public safety and our cri...

‘Do you feel safer today?’

“Do you feel safer today than you did four years ago?” That’s the question everyone has to answer this November when casting a ballot in the attorney general’s race. Our current attorney gen...

What it feels like to find out you have Alzheimer’s

I had been noticing something was different about me when I, a lifelong reader, started avoiding reading instructions - recipes, manuals, long emails. I figured I was getting kind of lazy. I...
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