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What Westerners cared about in 2023

This past year, Writers on the Range, an independent opinion service based in western Colorado, sent out 52 weekly opinion columns. They were provided free of charge to more than 200 subscri...

‘Remember those who brought people together to find solutions’

After a year of economic hardship, climate disasters and war, few could be blamed for feeling like our leaders have let us down. As we look ahead to a new year, I find it helpful to remember...

Time for management plan for Cortez’ Carpenter Natural Area

In recent years, our unique Carpenter Natural Area in Cortez has endured various questionable management practices, particularly the cutting of native milkweed, sumac and willows, along the ...

No more whining. Who’s in?

There was one hard and fast rule in my household growing up: No whining. What exactly is whining? Miriam Webster tells us that it is a raised, nasal, unpleasant tone of voice that generally ...

Conflicts over wolves mostly ‘social, governance issues’

The restoration of wolves to Colorado is an historic conservation effort to return and preserve the integrity of wild ecosystems in the Southern Rocky Mountains. This is why I feel compelled...

‘When, in what areas can we recreate shared experiences’

A chance encounter brought up some of my happiest memories, while at the same time tying into a series of conversations I have been party to about what we are missing as a society. It was a ...

Christmas goose isn’t only one getting fat

We are in the midst of the great Caloric Festival that occurs between Thanksgiving and New Years, followed by often ill-fated resolutions. And, now, this annual time period has gotten worse....

Loss of habitat greatest threat to hunting, not out-of-staters

A disgruntled hunter wrote a Writers on the Range opinion recently about Westerners fed up with the many out-of-staters coming in and buying up draw licenses to shoot bull elk, deer, bear an...

Social media ruining Colorado politics. Can we log out?

Social media just might be the worst thing that ever happened to Colorado politics. Yes, it can be good to connect with others digitally. Yes, you can learn about events and meet new people....

In retirement, what to do with so many books?

We’ve all heard the oft-repeated cliches of retirement: • Retirement is just a never-ending vacation. • Think about retirement as being two six-month holidays per year. • Why do retirees smi...

Alzheimer’s moved up home deconstruction

It’s funny how one small action can carry a mountain of meaning. I was caught off guard by my reaction to tossing out little drawings done years ago by our grandchildren. Tears rolled down m...

‘Commodification of college campuses’

Public universities in the U.S. are largely a relic of the past. Today, higher education is mainly a private venture, but not without consequence. It’s hard to pinpoint the exact moment when...
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