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Saturday letters

November 9, 2019

Garfield public libraries meet the needs of the 21st century patron Congratulations Garfield County Voters! I was thrilled to see that Ballot Issue 6A in support of Garfield County Public Libraries passed. There was so...




Mulhall column: Lightening the Democratic clown car

November 7, 2019

If I had an Armolite Rifle, I might have heaved a sigh of relief last Friday when Beto O’Rourke withdrew his bid for the Democrat presidential nomination. His departure culls the number of candidates vying...


Column: The realities of living in a mountain town

November 7, 2019

I grew up in the densely packed, humid East Coast with frizzy hair that looked similar to the Broncos running back, Phillip Lindsay. I moved to Colorado right after college and never looked back. Over...




Sundin column: Is the Electoral College an anachronism?

November 6, 2019

In May of 1787 the Continental Congress met in Philadelphia for the purpose of drafting a constitution for the governance of the recently formed United States of America. At that time, communications were limited, and...






Polman column: How to lose the 2020 election, by Elizabeth Warren

November 4, 2019

Speaking in 1910, former two-term president Theodore Roosevelt offered some practical advice that Elizabeth Warren and today’s progressive Democrats would be wise to heed. Although they probably won’t. Teddy said: “The citizen must have high...


Beinstein column: Banking for the poor

November 4, 2019

Often neglected in discussions concerning poverty is the role of banking. Not out of any degree of irrationality, but many lower-income individuals eschew mainstream banking institutions. Many poor people, for example, cannot wait four days...



Tyree column: Can we avoid a war over Veterans Day?

November 3, 2019

The words weren’t aimed directly at me, but I was recently flummoxed by an unexpected undercurrent of animosity. In an online post, a military veteran refused to confine his anger to people who spit on...