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Cacace: Ophir Mountain clear-cutting is unnecessary surgery (1)

April 16, 2014 — 

The patient has survived the disease, but surgery will go on ... ” This unnecessary surgery is not being performed at Summit Medical Center but on Ophir Mountain between Breckenridge …

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April 15, 2014 — 

Voice your forest concerns Trail users: Troubled by massive clear-cuts you may see happening while hiking, biking and dog walking Tenmile Range trails this summer? So are many others. You …

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Liddick: Return of the thought police (3)

April 14, 2014 — 

Once again, the Left has shown its true nature. Call them Liberals, call them Progressives, call them what you will, they all share a common authoritarian trait: unwillingness to abide …

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Brown: Nature is improving our forests; don’t interfere (4)

April 13, 2014 — 

You’ve probably heard it said that our current forest-fire risk is the result of suppressing fires, allowing fuel build up. You probably also remember the fear when the recent pine-bark-beetle …

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Sirota: The Chicago way (5)

April 13, 2014 — 

In America, there is regular ol’ corruption, and then there is Chicago Corruption, with a capital “C.” America’s third largest city is so notoriously corrupt, all you have to do …

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Biff America: Being both careful and grateful (6)

April 12, 2014 — 

The rock was the size of a cantaloupe and was traveling at the speed of a big league fastball. It was last spring; we were skiing in the Teton of …

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Tyree: Income tax procrastinators, unite! (7)

April 12, 2014 — 

Suddenly, I don’t feel so alone. According to the Internal Revenue Service, roughly one in five Americans file their federal and state income tax returns in the final week before …

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Pearsall: Save sagebrush, and good things happen (8)

April 12, 2014 — 

High in the Desatoya Mountains east of Fallon, Nev., and just east of Route 50 — famously dubbed “The Loneliest Road in America” by Life Magazine in 1986 — a …

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Young: GOP’s 17.2 percent solution (9)

April 10, 2014 — 

As of mid-March, the nation’s rate of uninsured had declined to 15.9 percent from 17.1 percent in December. We can’t know exactly where the rate stands now, but it’s lower. …

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Jensen: The premature Obamacare victory lap (10)

April 9, 2014 — 

President Obama took a victory lap on Tuesday, celebrating 7 million Obamacare enrollees. Let’s take a look at this success. President Obama and the Democrats pushed through their signature domestic …

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Ask Eartha: Unwanted surprise nested in plastic Easter eggs (11)

April 9, 2014 — 

Dear Eartha, My kids love looking for eggs full of candy on Easter morning. I love it too, but I worry about those mysterious plastic eggs. Is there such a …

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Gray: John assumes too much about abortion protesters (12)

April 9, 2014 — 

John Young assumes too much Longtime “Texas” newspaperman, John Young, in his opinion piece of April 5, 2014, wrote that “most likely, they (individuals praying out in front of Planned …

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Writers on the Range: Former Interior secretary blasts gas industry pressure (13)

April 9, 2014 — 

Former Interior Department Secretary Bruce Babbitt visited the University of Colorado recently to talk about oil and gas drilling on federal public lands. Not surprisingly, he didn’t pull any punches. …

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Tyree: I’m Batman — and I’m 75! (14)

April 7, 2014 — 

According to DC Comics, March 30 marked the 75th anniversary of the first appearance of Batman (in “Detective Comics” #27). I’m proud to have been a fan of the Caped …

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Sirota: The labor market’s double standards (15)

April 7, 2014 — 

Technology, sports and politics are distinct worlds. They have their own junkies, their own vernaculars and their own peculiar customs. Yet, in recent weeks you may have noticed a common …

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Biff America: A fallen figurine (16)

April 5, 2014 — 

Have you ever dropped something fragile and delicate? You grasp for the object as it falls toward floor, only to miss by a fraction of an inch. You curse your …

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Young: A change of heart for Colorado Republicans on ‘personhood’ (17)

April 5, 2014 — 

Regularly I drive past individuals praying out in front of Planned Parenthood. Supplication being a private thing, one can only imagine what appeals they direct skyward, out there in the …

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Boller: Who gains from clear-cutting? (18)

April 5, 2014 — 

Regarding your articles about planned clear-cutting and all the excellent letters about it, we cannot understand why the Forest Service would want to move forward with the Ophir Mountain plan. …

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Heard around the West: Feral cats a force to be reckoned with (19)

April 4, 2014 — 

THE WEST There’s a lot to worry about on the public lands, including the oil boom, climate change, wildfires and a multitude of environmental scourges. Now a bird advocacy group …

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Writers on the Range: Let a thousand pot plants bloom and end “trespass grows” (20)

April 2, 2014 — 

If you care about protecting clean water, endangered species and public health, then you might want to consider legalizing marijuana for recreational use. That’s because so much of the stuff …

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