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Hollis Walker
Position: Opinion editor
Phone Number: (970), 375-4522

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The pandemic disrupted many Americans’ work lives. Some of us – generally highly educated white-collar workers with relatively well-paying jobs – were able to shift to remote work. Millions ...

Community garden enriches family’s life

The Riverview garden (Ohama Kuleana Communityh Garden) enriches my life and my children’s lives. We walk there a few nights a week, frolic in the sunflowers, taste the herbs, and pick the st...

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Join FOCUS 2021 ZOOM meeting at noon Friday

The regular monthly meeting of the Herald Community on Zoom will be held Friday instead of the usual last Friday of the month, because of the Memorial Day weekend holiday. Our topic will be ...

Letter: Address Native poverty, leave ’the Chief’ alone

Are we still wasting time and energy on the Toh-Atin Chief? Really? Perhaps those who are so supportive of its removal would like to interview Native Americans in Newcomb, New Mexico, on the...

Letter: Environmental cleanup needed

While waiting for the new levels of cash flow from a newly approved lodgers tax increase, I would suggest the city divert some of that expected revenue for environmental cleanup today. ...

Antonia Clark: Op-ed on ‘the Chief’ unfair to owners

I read with interest the recent op-ed by Trennie Collins and want to add some relevant facts. As part owner of Toh-Atin’s parking lot and the Chief Diner sign, I have met with Cit...

Allen Best: Can Tri-State pivot to stay afloat?

Once again the question looms, this time prodded by a downgrading by S&P Global Ratings, whether Tri-State Generation & Transmission can pivot rapidly enough to stay afloat in the turbulent ...

Don Coram: Budget, greenhouse gas emissions dominate session

The budget is almost finalized. It passed the Colorado Senate with only one “No” vote. Sixteen amendments were passed to Senate Bill 21-205 (the budget bill, also known as “the ...

Bloomberg Editorial Board: Post-Chauvin, America must think about justice

By the Bloomberg Opinion editorial board The killing of George Floyd marked a turning point in America’s history of racial justice and injustice. It lent new urgency to questions ...

Trennie Burch Collins: ‘The Chief’ caricature hurts Indigenous people

It’s funny to think that in 2021 Indigenous people are still having to explain themselves and why images that are supposed to portray them are racist and hurtful. I humbly come be...

Jeff Kass: Columbine reporter connects the dots between mass shootings

I was one of the first reporters on scene at the Columbine shootings on April 20, 1999. And I covered it continuously, as a local newspaper reporter and eventually as a book author, for 10 y...