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Final day of session quickly approaching

Final day of session quickly approaching

Much like the weather out here on the Front Range, this past week was lively, to say the least. Despite the often long days and nights at the Capitol, I…

All fluff and no muscle

All fluff and no muscle

There are times when the game must be called. Such is the case with our county commissioners. The trio has become increasingly chippy in their personal relations, the dysfunction more…

Time to act as stewards

Time to act  as stewards

Last week’s Town Council meeting provided another example of how out of touch many in that group are with the public and with the obligations of representative government. Last week,…

Exciting week as the session wanes

Exciting week as the session wanes

First and foremost, I would like to express my regrets for missing the annual La Plata and Archuleta County Cattlemen’s dinner. As our session comes to a close, we are…

Will the real me please stand up?

Will the real me please stand up?

By Sue Ellen Hanning Columnist After coasting last week, are you ready for a giant leap outside your comfort zone? Are you willing to do what 99 percent of humanity…

An aide experiences life at the capitol

An aide experiences life at the capitol

This week’s column was written by Jack Cutter, the legislative aide to Sen. Roberts and vice president of the American Experiment. He received his bachelor’s degree in Spanish and history…

Focus on agriculture, livestock and natural resources

Focus on agriculture, livestock and natural resources

Despite the weather, spring is here and the end of our legislative session is just around the corner. Though it seems like just last week that we started our work…

Coasting with your nut

Coasting with your nut

By Ellen Hanning Columnist Hello nutty friends out there. Have you reached the place where you experience a thrill in anticipation of stepping outside your comfort zone? Would you agree…

Vote local, it matters

Vote local,  it matters

A conversation with a friend this week took a familiar turn: there is nothing you can do to make an impact on government and on government processes that you believe…

A bad bill for rural Colorado

A bad bill for rural Colorado

When people have asked me to describe this legislative session, often I find myself referring to the expression that it’s been like, “the pig in the python.” There’s so much…