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Polis should address Club 20 in Grand Junction

I am very concerned and even angered that Jared Polis has refused to debate Walker Stapleton at the Club 20 annual meeting. Club 20 has hosted political debates for years and never has a...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Support the mill levy increase for the Pine River Library

Please vote with me in support of a modest mill levy for our fantastic Pine River Library this November! It gives so much to us that it becomes the heart and center of our lives here. My HOA has...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Tipton's logic on forests just doesn't add up

Steep forest terrain challenges crews battling wildfires. Firefighters are often hampered by the inaccessibility of the rugged burning areas that lack roads, making their jobs dangerous and...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Veterans Service Office holding outreach event in Ignacio

Courtesy La Plata County Veterans Service Office The main objective of the Veterans Service Office is to provide prevention, protection, advocacy and support services to veterans and their families...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Southern Ute Montessori Headstart is an important community asset

After serving in our community for more than 50 years, the Southern Ute Montessori Headstart has proven itself to be an extremely valuable institution. The Early Headstart is the only public...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Ronald Reagan would loathe Donald Trump's cronyism with Russia, Putin

The sainted Ronald Reagan called the USSR (now Russia) "the Evil Empire." He must be turning in his grave as our current so-called president sucks up to Russian strong man Vladimir Putin (maybe in...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Canning jam can be a dangerous habit

It's that time of year for unsuspecting landowners. I will show up at your place, bang on your door, and ask to pick fruit off trees or bushes in exchange for a jar of jam. It's also when my kids...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

County treasurer apologizes for campaign filing mistakes

I want to apologize for my mistake as a first-time campaigner in filing documents with the Secretary of State. I am so sorry if I caused any concern with my personal monetary contributions to my...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

San Ignacio Fiesta Committee thanks many supporters, volunteers

San Ignacio Fiesta celebrated 118 years and we thank everyone who joined us and who helped to make it possible. Congratulations to our San Ignacio Fiesta Queen, Yllana Howe, and Attendants...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

State parks providing free entry to veterans in August

Courtesy Colorado Parks and Wildlife Colorado Parks and Wildlife salutes all active-duty military and veterans by offering free entrance to all 41 Colorado state parks during August. Free access...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Republicans should support carbon bill

Republican U.S. Representatives Carlos Curbelo of Florida and Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania just introduced an innovative carbon pricing bill - The Market Act Choice. This represents a huge...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Bayfield superintendent looking forward to serving school district

By Kevin Aten Dear Patrons of Bayfield School District, I am honored to be the new Superintendent of the Bayfield School District. As our students return to school, I cannot wait to meet each young...

DATE: July 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion