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July 21, 2018 Mark HardenMark Harden

Vets, officials on hand for ribbon cutting at Aurora VA hospital

After years of delay and cost overruns, the $1.7 billion Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center in Aurora was officially opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, with veterans and dignitaries on hand to mark the occasion.

Colorado Editorials

July 21, 2018

The Durango Herald: Whither Wheeler?

New EPA head Andrew Wheeler could spell trouble for The West

July 21, 2018

The Aurora Sentinel: Trump’s Russian treachery eclipses Mueller probe, warrants an impeachment trial now

Trump has moved beyond his marginally dangerous malfeasance and become an imminent threat to America and its allies.

July 19, 2018

Steamboat Pilot & Today: Everyday heroes

Anyone who happened to be listening to scanner traffic on July 10 would have heard police officers, firefighters and first responders from almost every agency in Routt County called out to respond to a series of emergency events that unfolded over the course of an hour and a half.

July 19, 2018

The Pueblo Chieftain: Leading in reefer research

Leadership of Colorado State University-Pueblo’s Institute of Cannabis Research has been passed around like a joint at a campfire.


July 20, 2018

BIDLACK | If only more of our leaders would take up the challenge of climate change

A recent Colorado Politics article told of Denver Mayor Michael Hancock’s climate action plan. The mayor reported, as part of his State of the City address, that his plan would move Colorado’s largest city to 100 percent renewable electricity by 2030. Now, I should admit right up front that I’m fairly committed to combatting climate change. I am a senior research fellow at a couple of DC-based environmental policy/national security policy think tanks and have been looking at climate change for many years.

July 20, 2018

New look marijuana products threaten Colorado kids

A Colorado committee recently considered how to regulate a new generation of marijuana-based products that illustrate just how far commercialization has extended since the comparatively innocent days before the legalization of recreational marijuana.

July 19, 2018

‘All families have the right to choose the best educational options for their children’

How interesting — no, how ugly — were the teachers unions’ pro-Cary Kennedy attack ads during the Democratic primary against Michael Johnston and even Jared Polis. Their crime?  They dared to discuss parental choice in education.