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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...

Through Village Aid Project students gain practical experience while serving others

Recently, my wife, Suzanne, and I attended an event at Fort Lewis College as a benefit for the Village Aid Project. Please read on as we learned about a small but wonderful and amazing proje...

La Plata County welcomes the voices of a diverse population

La Plata County is home to a rich tapestry of diversity, which is something to be celebrated. Within our borders is the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, a sovereign nation, and the neighboring Ut...

Give thanks for good news about population growth

The world our three granddaughters will inherit will be different from the world that we have known. I hope that their world in half a century is not too ghastly – and there is reason to sup...

Congress should follow Colorado’s example, protect immigrants

With the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act finally signed into law and the Build Back Better Act passed in the U.S. House, Congress must continue working for the American people and sup...

Action is necessary to address EMS workforce shortage

The nation’s emergency medical services system is facing a crippling workforce shortage, a long-term problem that has been building for more than a decade. It threatens to undermine our emer...

Political balance, unaffiliated members key to redistricting commission’s success

As a lifelong unaffiliated voter, the chance to participate in an inherently political process on an equal footing with affiliated voters was very appealing. I was thrilled to be the first ...

Why a managed camp for the unhoused might be right for Durango

While homelessness is a controversial topic, few would argue that addressing it is not a straightforward matter. Rather, it is a complex and multifaceted issue that demands a spectrum of sol...

No time to waste addressing the climate crisis – pass the Build Back Better Act

From the quiet of the backcountry, we have seen and experienced the climate changing. Larger wildfires, unpredictable flash floods, hotter heat waves, bigger storms and longer droughts have...

Mercy Hospital provider statement – our commitment to caring for our community

It was disheartening to read the letter titled, “Context for petition to improve health care” submitted by business leaders and “17 concerned physicians.” However, we thank the community me...

Americans will always revere mustangs

For a professor of history, Andrew Gulliford sure seems to have forgotten plenty of it. Or perhaps he only remembers the history that fits the narrative of his curiously callous anti-mustang...
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