Thank a veteran today

After Tuesday's bitterly divisive election, I hope we can all turn as a country to a subject I think most of us agree on: thanking and respecting our veterans. Both of our small towns have a rich...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Talk of the times

CU political study highlights likely ballot winners, losers

The newly created American Politics Research Lab, housed in the Department of Political Science at the University of Colorado Boulder, on Wednesday released its first pre-election study of...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Talk of the times

We've become a nation of crybabies

I have a horrible confession to make. I secretly like to watch Undercover Boss. I know, it's reality TV, the scourge of our time, but there's kind of a comforting sameness to it. For those of you...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Talk of the times

Claims of rigged election threaten essential trust

One of my life observations has been that people who are trusting (until given reason not to trust) can usually be trusted. People who are not trusting should not be trusted. In both cases, they...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Talk of the times

No vote is a default vote for winner

Back in the spring, we got an e-mail at the Times that said, "With the poor choices we have for either party, I've been told that if I don't vote for one of them, my NO vote goes to one of them!!...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Talk of the times

Support 3B for Bayfield schools

While living in a 100-year-old home can be charming, it's usually not the best when it comes to energy efficiency, safety, and modern conveniences. The same can be said for our kids in Bayfield...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Talk of the times

We are one nation under what?

By Carole McWilliams "A house divided against itself cannot stand." - Abraham Lincoln I've anguished over that for a long time, given the toxic divisions in our politics, which unfortunately...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Talk of the times

Science supports it: attitude is everything!

By Jacqueline Juliana Above the copy machine in the work room at Bayfield Primary School, there are several inspirational signs posted. One of these signs assigns a numerical percent value to...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Talk of the times

Political correctness changes over time

By Carole McWilliams Times columnist The Sand Creek Massacre of a peaceful Indian village, mainly women, children and old people, is now considered one of the darkest days in Colorado's pioneer...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Talk of the times

It's election time, so keep those letters coming

Finally. After what seems like the longest presidential election ever, local and national elections are now less than two months away. Most letters in the Times will pertain to local election...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Talk of the times

Airport juggernaut promotes rampant development, will harm our ailing planet

By Tom Givón Last month our county commissioners, in a split 2-1 vote, succumbed to relentless lobbying pressure and agreed to put the question of a new airport, financed by an increase in...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Talk of the times

Airport expansion is investment in local economy

By Roger Zalneraitis and Emily Meisner La Plata Economic Development Alliance The Alliance's vision is for La Plata County to be the premier Rocky Mountain community for business. Our three...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Talk of the times

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