• 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...

  • Autonomy attracts quality

    The Gazette editorial -
    Published: Sat, Jun 13, 2015

    In a famous 2009 TED Talk titled "The Puzzle of Motivation," Dan Pink makes this insightful statement: "The secret to high performance isn't rewards and punishments, but that unseen intrinsic drive - the drive to do things for their own sake. The drive to do things [be]cause they...

  • LETTERS: Voters lazy, whining fools; love living near AFA

    Letters
    Published: Sat, Jun 13, 2015

    Voters lazy, whining fools Eighteen trillion in debt; bankrupting entitlement programs; an extraordinarily sluggish economic recovery; corrosive government regulation eroding personal liberty and opportunity, economic strength and expansion; chronic deep, high poverty levels; high...

  • A response to Tatum's race essay

    By name newspaper -
    Published: Sat, Jun 13, 2015

    Anyone interested in matters of race would do well to read Beverly Daniel Tatum's essay "Why are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?" This essay offers a compelling analysis of self-segregation but fails to reach the logical conclusion when determining how to remedy...

  • LETTERS: God bless the 'noise'; defending Planned Parenthood

    Letters
    Published: Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    God bless the 'noise' As fellow civilians living in Rockrimmon for more than 35 years, we feel compelled to give a tongue-lashing to those neighbors of ours who continue to complain about the "noise" created by the Air Force Academy cadets flying over our homes. As a small boy, our...

  • EDITORIAL: Big Tobacco 2.0 holds conference

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    Saturday's "Marijuana and Health Symposium" at National Jewish Health in Denver raises red flags. The event, specifically designed for medical professionals, appears to be a maneuver right out of Big Tobacco's old playbook, which used physicians to cloak smoking in a veneer of health....

  • Military tax exemption a no-brainer

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    On April 29, the Colorado General Assembly approved a common-sense bill that will make Colorado more welcoming to military members. Sponsored by Rep. Jon Keyser and Sen. Larry Crowder, House Bill 1181, also known as the Colorado is Honoring Our Military Exemption Act, as amended by...

  • 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...

  • LETTERS: Facts are the truth; a lot of hidden money?

    Letters
    Published: Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    Facts are the truth In response to David J. Baker's letter to the editor ("The path of the dinosaurs," June 8): In his letter, Baker makes the blanket statement, "The GOP is concerned mainly with the interests of old, rich white men." But in reasonably typical fashion offers not a...

  • Supreme Court errs in Jerusalem case

    Published: Thu, Jun 11, 2015

    Congress passed a bill in 2002, known as the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, that required the State Department to acquiesce to parents if they requested that the passport for an American child born in Jerusalem list Israel as the place of birth. Thirteen years later, on Monday,...

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