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Opinion | Susan Knopf: Raise the minimum wage

September 6, 2019

Time is running out, and minimum wage is a lot more complicated than you think.  Our state Rep. Julie McCluskie said, “The current minimum wage does not provide a livable wage.” The newly passed House...



Opinion | Morgan Liddick: Climate change two-step

September 3, 2019

Opposing climate change “is a responsibility we must assume for future generations.” — Xi Jinping at the 2017 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. In its coverage, The New York Times described President Xi’s speech...


Opinion | Susan Knopf: Broadband boom

August 29, 2019

If you really want to grow the Summit County economy, or any of our mountain town economies, it’s all about the broadband. I read Sawyer D’Argonne’s story regarding Frisco’s community plan. (“Frisco adopts 2019 Community...


Opinion | Kindergartners gain the freedom to learn

August 28, 2019

Five-year-olds are hard not to love. This month in Colorado, they begin the first year of all-day optional kindergarten. Congratulations to them, as they go out to get their backpacks and supplies. Colorado voters elected...



Opinion | Susan Knopf: You represent what?

August 22, 2019

Our mountain community seems a long way from the Middle East and Israel. We work to promote and respect diversity and value differences while they bicker for dominance between Abrahamic faiths. Yet the way this...


Opinion | The Senate is not a consolation prize

August 21, 2019

Regardless of the hype and armchair punditry, the U.S. Senate might be a long shot for John Hickenlooper. His second choice for the prom, Colorado could say “thanks, but no thanks.” The former Democratic governor...



Opinion | Morgan Liddick: Here comes something

August 19, 2019

The setup for the 2020 election is becoming clearer by the day, and the choices facing us will be stark. After the amount of truckling to the radical left any eventual Democratic candidate — for...


Opinion | Susan Knopf: No labels, justice for all

August 15, 2019

I think it’s time we dispense with false flags of patriotism, like the Confederate flag, and we all line up under the Stars and Stripes. Can we please dispense with labels of liberal and conservative,...



Opinion | Morgan Liddick: Murderers and mentors

August 12, 2019

I don’t blame Sen. Bernie Sanders for James Hodgkinson shooting House majority Whip Steve Scalise at baseball practice in Arlington, Virginia in 2018. Although Hodgkinson, a rabid Sanders follower, had posted several screeds on Facebook...


Opinion | Susan Knopf: Health care escape fire

August 8, 2019

“We don’t have a health care system in this country; we have a disease management system,” University of Arizona medicine and public health professor Dr. Andrew Weil said in “Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue...