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DeFrates column: Mansplaining 101

November 12, 2019

Mansplaining has been a popular activity since the existence of genders, but it’s only been in the past few years that the term itself has really taken off. Mansplaining is a great way to get...


Guzzardi column: Coming soon: A borderless U.S.

November 12, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren shocked most observers, including her New England neighbor and fellow White House hopeful Bernie Sanders, when she announced the $52 trillion price tag for her Medicare for All proposal. Sanders’...


Purcell column: Driving an ‘underwater’ car is no fun

November 11, 2019

What’s the best car on the road? One that’s paid off. That’s what my father loves to say. Regrettably, too many Americans aren’t heeding his advice. What’s worse is that they’re taking on “underwater” loans...


Tuesday letters: Alzheimer’s help, wolf facts

November 11, 2019

Improving HOPE for Alzheimer’s Today, 73,000 Coloradans are living with Alzheimer’s or another type of dementia. Last year, 252,000 of their family members and friends provided 287 million hours of unpaid care to support their...






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...