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One Small Step encourages strangers to converse

The fact that we live in a divisive time is not lost on anyone. At times, it feels like the world and our country are coming apart at the seams. Throughout my career, I’ve sought opportuniti...

Bipartisan wins during legislative session

As we hit the 120th day of the 2022 session, I reflect on our accomplishments. After several nights working past midnight, then coming back to work early the next morning, survival right now...

Don’t be fooled: Scotch egg not Scottish

If you haven’t had a Scotch egg before, it is a pub and picnic food delicacy you should try. However, don’t be fooled. A Scotch egg is actually of English origin (Yorkshire). First, no self-...

SJBPH responsive during counties’ next steps

As the Executive Committee of the Board of Health, we would like to discuss the work session we held on April 28. The work session was conceived with the goal of coming together as a board t...

Homegrown parks coming to your neighborhood

National parks have been getting a lot of love since the pandemic, so much that this summer you need reservations at many. For example, you must make a reservation just to drive Montana’s le...

Political forces compound climate-change difficulties

The climate emergency featured prominently in Earth Day messages this year, underscored by the recent publication of the third and final section of the massive climate assessment by the Inte...

County commissioners unite to oppose collective bargaining

Montezuma and La Plata counties share a border, some telecommunications and health services, and a regional economy centered on our beautiful landscapes such as the La Plata Mountains and Me...

Nothing Left to Fear

Across the land, a disease of man, powered by corporate hands, is driving up the prices of once-forgotten sand. They’re grabbing up homes, that they've never seen, and piecing together equit...

Bills address watersheds, forests, natural disasters

We celebrated Earth Day last week, a holiday set aside to show our love for nature, ample water, clean air and a healthy world. The Legislature takes the celebration seriously. Understanding...

Invest in independent meat processing for fair market

As a rancher, I know how much hard work, time and dedication go into raising livestock. I know that these challenges only continue when you try to process your beef, poultry or hogs for meat...

Resources address youth mental health

It has been troubling to witness the steep decline in the mental health of Colorado’s youth. It is even more troubling to see the decline intensified by pandemic pressures. Children’s Hospit...

Cannot return to time before Roe v. Wade

Before 1965, married couples in the United States did not have the legal right to use birth control. A wife needed her husband’s permission to purchase any kind of contraception. 1965 was al...
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