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Utah courts Outdoor Retailer show while destroying public lands

A new video released by Utah Gov. Spencer Cox argues the big, semi-annual trade show called Outdoor Retailer should come back to Salt Lake City. This is despite opposition from leading brand...

Don’t fall for crime fearmongering; focus on supporting law enforcement

It’s a new year with a new election cycle, and predictably we’re seeing crime-rate hyperbole from the political right. It’s an old ploy; don’t fall for it. This fearmongering usually includ...

Native American mascot ban causes needless harm to two small schools

Like a demolition team swinging a sledgehammer, legislators intent on purging Native American mascots from Colorado schools smashed their opposition with little consideration of the wreckage...

Rep. Boebert is wrong on forest management policy

Like Rep. Lauren Boebert and all Coloradans, I want fewer forest fires and cleaner air. But her focus on beetle-killed timber is a smoke screen for what her “Fix our Forests” bill really doe...

Colorado’s 3 big issues in 2022: Public safety, affordability, education

Colorado is at a crossroads. Crime is up, costs are up and there is uncertainty in our education system. How we respond to these challenges will have a long-term impact on the overall trajec...

Are local governments spending wisely?

The city of Durango and La Plata County are concluding their budget processes for 2022 and both governments find themselves with a lot of money. The city is starting 2022 with $79 million i...

The perplexity of a useless boat ramp at Lake Powell

As the sun slipped behind the canyon wall two weeks ago, I lingered at the bottom of a concrete boat ramp just outside Page, Arizona. I was there to study the disappearing Lake Powell. We ex...

Winter solstice: For millennia, cultures have celebrated the return of the light

The passage tomb at Newgrange in Ireland may be the most impressive winter solstice monument on Earth. Constructed about 5,200 years ago, before the Egyptian pyramids and even Stonehenge, t...

Costa Rica has a law to make men responsible for their children

A chance encounter in a parking lot gave me the idea for this month’s essay. “Why not make a man responsible for the cost of raising any child he fathers?” “That’s a great idea!” I said, the...

Alternatives to building bigger jails aren’t a partisan issue

If you know someone is a Republican or Democrat, then you might assume you know exactly where they stand on whether local jails need to be expanded. But if recent experience in the rural, so...

Proposed natural gas tax would hurt Colorado ratepayers

The U.S. Senate is currently debating the Build Back Better Act (House Resolution 5376). President Joe Biden is advertising this multi-trillion dollar legislation as the “most transformative...

True change in education can emerge from disruption

The recent past, the current environment and the foreseeable future all indicate a changing landscape in education. Students, teachers and families have had to pivot more than once to meet l...
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