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Colorado Journalism Week: Free, fair press essential to democracy (column)

April 17, 2018 — It has been said that in the age of the internet, we must become our own editors. We must learn how to question, challenge and analyze all the information bombarding us daily. In Colorado's mountain communities, however, we are fortunate. We still have local resources

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Colorado Journalism Week: The value of community journalism (column)

April 16, 2018 — To anyone who follows the news, it would appear the industry itself is under attack. Whether claims of "fake news" leveled by the president or cuts to already lean newsrooms, newspapers and media organizations are now in the rare position of making headlines. The most

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Liddick: Can conservatives unify? (column)

April 16, 2018 — Turanga Leela, on whom I've relied for a lot of political commentary, has just the phrase for the Republican end of the Colorado Governor's race: "Oh, Lord…" At least we know who won last Saturday — but we also know that the whole business was

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Littwin: It’s a new election cycle, but with Stapleton’s blunder, it looks like the same old GOP (column)

April 13, 2018 — As Jimmy Breslin wrote of the stumbling 1962 Mets, I write of the blundering 2018 Colorado Republican Party: Can't anyone here play this game? Walker Stapleton, the so-called frontrunner in the GOP primary race for governor, is the latest to answer the question with a

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Walking our Faith: If life is unpredictable, how should we live? (column)

April 13, 2018 — On the day my father died it was sunny in Florida, where I was living at the time. But in Kiev, Ukraine, where my mother lived with my father, it was a dark, autumn evening. My father had died of a sudden and massive heart

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Ask Eartha: How can locals join in the county’s sustainable food movement?

April 13, 2018 — Dear Eartha, I am a CMC student and sustainable-food activist, I'd love to learn more about growing sustainable food. Can I get involved in some greenhouses and gardens around the county? – Hillary, Breckenridge Thank you for your question this week Hillary. Growing sustainable food

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Liddick: Middle East cauldron boils over (column)

April 9, 2018 — Anyone keeping an eye on the Middle East? I hope so, because despite the media's current attack of the vapors over a trade war with China in which we have yet to take any action, the real area of instability remains the arc of chaos

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Knopf: Sinclair sins against journalistic ethics (column)

April 9, 2018 — If I were still working for WLFL-TV, the Sinclair Broadcasting station in Raleigh, North Carolina, today, I would be submitting my resignation. As a former television news director and general manager, it is difficult to accept what broadcasting giant Sinclair Broadcasting Group is doing. For

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Williams: Can the Forest Service reform its abusive culture? (column)

April 7, 2018 — When the Public Broadcasting Service's NewsHour aired an investigation titled "Rape, Harassment and Retaliation in the U.S. Forest Service" in March, reactions inside the agency ran the gamut. Many managers said they were uncertain about the future of the agency. Others felt they could no

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Biff America: Old loves, new signs (column)

April 7, 2018 — Erotic reminiscing, obsessive, compulsive urges and a sense of inadequacy. How could all that be going on in one person's brain at the same time? Forty-plus years ago Margret (Maggie) O'Neill gave me a remedial introduction to the facts of life. She was an older

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Mountain Wheels: Otherworldly BMW M5 is beyond belief (column)

April 6, 2018 — Imagine, for a second, if you could actually feel the speed at which the earth is rotating — 1,037 mph, according to NASA — or, worse, the speed at which the earth is moving around the sun, 67,000 mph. About the closest you'll get to

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Walking Our Faith: You love God, but do you trust Him? (column)

April 6, 2018 — On Wednesday evening, the small group we started during Lent met to begin a new group study about Divine Mercy. The topic sounds esoteric, but it can be summed up in the simple sentence, "Jesus, I trust in You." We started our evening at Lou's

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Ask Eartha: Energy efficiency could be cheaper than you think (column)

April 5, 2018 — Dear Eartha, With spring rolling in, I'm getting ready to dive into some projects around the house. I've always been interested in making my 30-year-old home more energy efficient and comfortable. What home-improvement projects should I consider adding to my list this summer and where

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Liddick: March for Our Lives a misguided children’s crusade steered by the left (column)

April 2, 2018 — In the spring of 1212 two young men, Nicholas of Cologne and Stephen of Cloyes, were convinced they could lead successful Crusades to recover the Holy Lands of the Middle East for Christendom. Their followers were largely children. Nicholas led his group through Switzerland to

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Biff America: A fowled up evening (column)

March 31, 2018 — "Are you telling me — after my family and I traveled eight hours to get to here, and then waited an hour to be seated — that you're out of the duck?" Even with my poor hearing the angry diner's frustration was obvious from two

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Mountain Wheels: Nissan’s gigantic Armada offers full-sized comforts (column)

March 31, 2018 — One does not settle into the Nissan Armada. No, one energetically leaps and clambers into the Titan-sized, Suburbanesque Nissan SUV, a tall, grand and certainly accomplished machine of gargantuan proportions. I had to use a door, A-pillar and wheel combo to climb aboard each time,

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Walking Our Faith: Why do we celebrate the Passion of Christ? (column)

March 30, 2018 — Holy Week is not generally considered a time of frivolity or celebration. If you've ever seen Mel Gibson's movie, "The Passion of the Christ," the harrowing scenes of Christ's scourging and final moments will bring tears to your eyes. All week I've felt a catch

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Emmer: Unthinkable poverty and a constitutional convention

March 30, 2018 — Remember Sheila Bair, one of the heroes of the financial crisis? She was perched atop a powerful regulator, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation during the financial crisis. She's a smart cookie. As one of the few public officials who saw the financial crisis coming, she

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Ask Eartha: Are there personal care products one should avoid? (column)

March 29, 2018 — Dear Eartha, I like to think of myself as a pretty eco-friendly person. I recycle, compost and I try to pay attention to the ingredients in foods I buy. But when I was washing my hair this morning, I realized that I don't have any

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Liddick: Budget a Republican betrayal (column)

March 26, 2018 — Shame. That's the only word that does justice to last Friday's utter collapse on the portion of federal spending Congress decided to fund with something that almost looked like a budget. So this reeking pile of toxic waste, all 2200 pages of it, was assembled

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