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Across the Street column: Have you ever considered teaching?
Across the Street column: Have you ever considered teaching?

March 18, 2019

Are we really in need of more teachers? The answer seems to be somewhere between “yes and no.” There are more full-time specialty teachers needed in specific areas like reading coaches, social/emotional learning, director of...


Yellico column: The power of taxes
Yellico column: The power of taxes

March 17, 2019

Taxes have an oppressive nature, which is why they are naturally resisted by Americans. It’s in our blood to oppose taxes. Yet taxes can also signify the commitment of a community to get something done....


Parker column: Hasta luego
Parker column: Hasta luego

March 16, 2019

WASHINGTON — It must be a grown-up thing, but every time I see Beto O’Rourke, I want to fix him a hamburger. He’s precious. And, if my eyes serve me, he’s hungry. Call it maternal...



An Essay: The battle back home, by Kim Doose
An Essay: The battle back home, by Kim Doose

March 16, 2019

War has a dark way of intertwining lives in sometimes tragic and unexpected ways. For four local combat Marines, their stories would begin in Vietnam, wind through Iraq and Afghanistan, and land in downtown Glenwood...


Beaton column: Conversations in the dark

March 15, 2019

“It’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah.” — Leonard Cohen God is just the explanation that people concoct for those random moments when the pain of life eases. That’s what I was told one...




Fields column: TABOR unites Coloradans
Fields column: TABOR unites Coloradans

March 11, 2019

In a growing partisan culture, there’s still something Coloradans ranging the political spectrum can agree on … the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR). In recent public polling, when given the simple, unbiased definition, 71 percent...



On the Fly column: Next stop, Bonefish City
On the Fly column: Next stop, Bonefish City

March 11, 2019

Let’s say you’ve been fly casting to trout for a while now. You’ve experienced world-class dry fly fishing on the Fryingpan, Big Horn and the Madison, conquered the spooky cutthroat of alpine lakes, and have...




Sundin column: Where will the money come from?

March 6, 2019

With the steadily growing National Debt of the United States now exceeding $22 trillion, which amounts to about $67,000 for every man, woman and child in our current population of 330 million, how are we...






Doctor’s Tip: Health benefits of vinegar
Doctor’s Tip: Health benefits of vinegar

March 3, 2019

There is a saying that honey works better than vinegar for catching flies, and there is some truth to that when it comes to catching flies, raising kids and training dogs or horses. But when...