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Letter: Proliferation of e-bikes is threatening elk habitat

September 19, 2019

During recent years, some of Colorado’s elk herds have been declining, if not collapsing, due to the proliferation of outdoor recreation — including mountain bikes and, more recently, e-bikes — on public lands. Unfortunately, a...


Toussaint column: Kicking my bucket list to the curb

September 19, 2019

I’d walk out to support the worldwide climate strike, but I work from home. I doubt that standing on my front lawn in small, rural Carbondale would have much impact. I do, however, intend to...


Hong Kong stands athwart an increasingly nasty regime

September 19, 2019

HONG KONG — Lee Cheuk-yan, unlike most Americans, remembers and reveres Lane Kirkland, a hero of the first Cold War. During 16 years as leader of the AFL-CIO, 1979-1995, Kirkland gave crucial support, both material...



Letter: Recognize Indigenous Peoples Day in Carbondale

September 19, 2019

Many Americans are seeing the wisdom of honoring people that came before us. On the second Monday of October many will celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day, as our day to recognize all our relations in the...



Semro column: Long-term care — a perfect storm?

September 18, 2019

There may be something of a “perfect storm” on the horizon for long term care in this country. Like hurricane forecasts, we’ve seen this storm coming for a long time. We’ve seen it building and...



Letter: Time to improve Two Rivers Park

September 17, 2019

Two Rivers Park is one of Glenwood Springs’ most heavily used public amenities, attracting crowds of locals and tourists to the free Summer of Music concerts and hosting other special events throughout the year. It...



Purcell column: Our cursed 2020 campaign: ‘F-bombs away!

September 17, 2019

Some presidential candidates, past and present, sure have cursed up a storm. The Washington Examiner notes Julian Castro said the “BS” word on HBO, Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan called on Republicans to “get their ‘s-word’...


Letter: Stable genius or mentally deficient

September 16, 2019

This letter is in response to Stan Rachesky’s letter of Sept. 13.  Stan, you must have forgotten about one of your letters from several years ago stating your opinion that people with a 1Y draft...



Under The Dome column: The best solutions are local

September 16, 2019

During the legislative session and even before it starts as legislators envision new bills and my Joint Budget Committee structures spending, the Legislature looks for solutions to big statewide problems like housing, education funding and...




Letter: A child shall lead

September 15, 2019

Like Leif Erikson 1,000 years ago, 16-year-old Swede Greta Thunberg sailed across the Atlantic to America on Aug. 28. She came not to conquer the New World, but to defeat what may be the most...


Kathleen Parker column: Trump won — again

September 14, 2019

WASHINGTON — Watching the Democratic presidential debate Thursday night left one clear impression: Donald Trump won. Please don’t shoot the messenger. My left index finger recoiled a bit as it reached for the “T” on...


Letter: Beep beep

September 13, 2019

Michael Galvis was right on describing Trump as Road Runner, limited vocabulary, small brain, tiny hands,           Carl Heck Aspen


Letter: DeFrates uninformed on hunting

September 13, 2019

It is blatantly obvious that Lindsay DeFrates knows as much about the vast majority of hunters as I do about quantum physics.  Please do us all a favor and don’t give your opinion on hunting...