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  • Greater sage-grouse plan balances interests

    By Richard Kaup
    Published: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    You hear a lot about balance here in Colorado. Our elected officials know they need to strike a balance between oil and gas development and protecting our clean water, open space and wildlife habitat. I am a retired engineer; I designed and built pipelines for oil and gas companies....

  • President dropped the ball in war on drugs

    By David W. Murray and John P. Walters -
    Published: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    When he assumed office in 2009, President Barack Obama inherited a drug policy success of unprecedented dimensions. Cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, marijuana, and misused opiate prescriptions were all under control or declining. The drug threat, especially for youth, was...

  • FAGIN: Encyclical ignores too much of what we now know

    Published: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    "Laudato Si" is an 80-page encyclical from Pope Francis, released officially this week. It focuses on the environment, climate change, economic development, and similar matters of interest to every inhabitant of our planet. Available online in elegantly translated English (from the...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Magna Carta anniversary marks freedom's birthday

    Douglas Bruce
    Published: Mon, Jun 15, 2015

    Tradition accepts June 15, 1215, as the start of limited government in Anglo-American law. The Magna Carta ("great charter') was signed under duress by King John. John was the brother and successor to Richard the Lion Heart, whose loyal subjects included that tax rebel, Robin Hood....

  • GUEST COLUMN: Raising the bar for transparency in health care

    By Robert Greensides, M.D., and Dunbar Ivy, M.D. Guest columnists -
    Published: Sun, Jun 14, 2015

    When it comes to ensuring health care quality, transparency by medical providers should be at the top of the list. Transparency about patient outcomes, physician expertise and training and number of patients treated are critical pieces of information for patients and families as they...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Partnerships integral to Colorado's forest health

    Daniel Jirón
    Published: Sun, Jun 14, 2015

    Last week, Colorado hosted Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell, who thanked interagency firefighters for their service and emphasized the importance of continued forest and grassland restoration. As the Cabinet...

  • GUEST COLUMN: A vsion for America

    Robert Blaha
    Published: Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    As we approach another prolonged and painful election cycle, one that tends to divide us and not unite us, a little reflection on our current state would seem in order. As Thomas Paine put it: "The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Campaigning to reintegrate veterans into communities

    Terrance McWilliams
    Published: Sun, Jun 7, 2015

    The Department of Veterans Affairs recently announced it would be partnering with 50 communities, beginning with 25 this summer, to help get veterans and their families better integrated into their communities. The VA is calling this campaign the Veterans Economic Communities...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Springs NAACP continues to serve the community

    Henry D. Allen Jr.
    Published: Sun, Jun 7, 2015

    On April 25, as I watched the city of Baltimore erupt into total chaos, I found myself utterly confused. What was confusing to me was the city of Baltimore is home of the largest civil rights organization in the world, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and...

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