Property rights present paradox for county residents

By Josh Joswick A truth: When the county goes to work on its land-use code, it is poking a stick into the hornets' nest. So it is no surprise that this latest county effort is eliciting some pretty...

DATE: March 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Sunshine is always right: Support open records laws

By Jim Zachary Editor, The Valdosta Daily Times Open government is not a political platform. It is a basic American right. The political landscape is more polarized than ever and there seems to be...

DATE: March 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

County residents deserve voice on Bayfield marijuana issue

The last two town board meetings in Bayfield proved to be discouraging for the numerous citizens who took time out to attend and to express their views regarding the pending marijuana decision to...

DATE: March 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Welcome, basketball fans

It's a busy two days for basketball lovers in Ignacio and Bayfield. After years of having to host regionals in other venues because of weird CHSAA rules, the Ignacio girls and boys basketball teams...

DATE: March 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Florida school shooting demonstrates NRA hypocrisy

The Parkland, Fla. school shooting on Valentines Day has ramped up the debate over gun laws or lack thereof, and motivated young soon-to-be voters to demand more than legislators' sanctimonious...

DATE: March 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Bayfield trustees should say no to retail pot sales

Matt Salka, Mayor of Bayfield, expressed his weary thoughts on the many meetings held regarding lifting the ban on marijuana sales in Bayfield. With a show of hands at the last meeting out of the...

DATE: March 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Colorado students deserve opportunities, good teachers

Not much is as fulfilling as a classroom of first graders giggling as they tell you how they want to change the world: Be nice. Listen to others. Lots of ice cream. More recess. It's hard to argue...

DATE: March 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Recall is a waste of county money

I admire some petitioning to recall Commissioner Lachelt. They're willing to be involved in politics. I question the accuracy of their claims. The recall charges Commissioner Lachelt went to D.C....

DATE: Feb. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Keep outsiders out of county affairs

Some local landowners, concerned about proposed changes in the Land Use Code draft, are signing on to a recall campaign against Commissioner Gwen Lachelt. It looks homegrown, it feels homegrown, it...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

LPEA should examine all source options

There is ongoing contention at the LPEA board meetings over the proposed "long-range planning" committee. A flyer circulated at the County Commissioners' Land Use Code meeting the night before the...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Bayfield residents need to give input on marijuana dispensaries

By Jackie Morlan Community engagement is the foundation of a free nation. The public hearing in Bayfield held on Jan. 30 about lifting the ban on the establishment of marijuana dispensaries,...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Lifting ban on pot cultivation a bad idea

In regards to Matt Hoffer's letter in the Feb. 8 edition of the Times: How much revenue would the town reap from lifting the ban on cultivation? Would it consume more of the budget for law...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

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