To the victims, all mass shootings are terrorism

Colorado has a tragic history of mass shootings. First was Columbine High School in 1999. Then a man invaded the high school near Bailey, took a bunch of girls hostage and killed one. In 2012 we...

DATE: June 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Talk of the times

Bullies reach new low in questioning financial need

Whatever happened to, "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all?" Questioning a military widow for accepting financial support, to me, is about the lowest thing someone could do....

DATE: June 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Talk of the times

Primary election ballots are coming

Colorado has a primary election on June 28. No, there won't be any presidential candidates to vote against, but there will be contests of interest. For local Democrats, that's the district...

DATE: May 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Talk of the times

House bill would allow of presidential primary, local caucus

By J. Paul Brown Colorado State Representative, HD 59 I heard loud and clear across the 59th House District that voters were not happy that they did not have the opportunity to vote on who would be...

DATE: May 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Talk of the times

Legalized discrimination didn't fly in Colorado

Back in 1992, around 53 percent of Colorado voters approved Amendment 2 to the state constitution, making it illegal for pinko-liberal towns like Boulder and Aspen to ban discrimination against...

DATE: April 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Talk of the times

Consider what TABOR budget limits are costing you

Bayfield-area residents, have you noticed the condition of Highway 160 east of the Elmore's stoplight? Glance at the pavement as you're driving, within the limits of staying in your lane. You'll...

DATE: April 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Talk of the times

Estate planning is important for future

By Wendy Rice Family and consumer science agent, La Plata County Extension Office Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass, it's about learning how to dance in the rain. ...

DATE: April 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Talk of the times

Playtime isn't just play for our children

By Jacqueline Juliana Bayfield Primary School Would you like to boost your child's confidence and self-esteem? How about accelerate their problem solving skills, creativity, socialization skills,...

DATE: March 31, 2016 | CATEGORY: Talk of the times

Carrying forward lessons in water management: Southwestern Water Conservation District turns 75

By John Porter President, Southwest Water Conservation District Created in 1941 by the Colorado General Assembly, the Southwestern Water Conservation District encompasses Archuleta, Dolores, La...

DATE: March 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Talk of the times

I'm trying to wake up, gimme one more week

All right, it's Day Six of stupid ugly horrible Daylight Saving Time, and I'm groggy, I'm hungry all morning, and I want to fall asleep every night on my dinner plate. Yep, I still hate daylight...

DATE: March 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Talk of the times

Once again, daylight savings time stinks

It's time this Saturday night for that annual exercise in stupidity, setting our clocks forward one hour. Honestly, it's just moronic. Our household already has to get up early to make it to school...

DATE: March 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Talk of the times

Your participation needed in presidential caucuses

We've watched the political action in Iowa and New Hampshire. Our turn is coming on Tuesday, March 1, in Colorado. That's when we have precinct caucuses, the first step to determine which...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Talk of the times