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May 25, 2018

Steamboat Pilot & Today: Routt County needs more foster families

Living in a mountain resort community like Steamboat Springs, we can sometimes fall into the trap of thinking life here is all powder days and bike rides up Emerald Mountain, when in reality, our community suffers from many of the same ills that affect towns all across the country. And one of those issues — the need for foster care families — has come to light this past week.

May 25, 2018

The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel: Patriotism or pandering?

NFL owners have adopted a new policy requiring players to stand on the field during the national anthem. The league will fine teams whose players take a knee on the field during the pre-game ritual.

May 25, 2018

The Colorado Springs Gazette: Longmont exhibits local ‘control’ of oil and gas

Congratulations to six members of the Longmont City Council. They showed Colorado how to keep oil and gas operations away from homes and schools.

May 22, 2018

The Colorado Springs Gazette: Young voters want more from politicians

Politicians wooing young and future voters need swift, compassionate solutions to longstanding problems.


May 25, 2018

BIDLACK | Remembering the unforgettable on this Memorial Day

Monday is Memorial Day. For many Americans, it is an extra day off work, and no doubt you’ll hear local news anchors talk about how Memorial Day marks the first “official day of summer.” There will be barbeques and trips to the pool. There will be baseball games and the Stanley Cup Finals will (finally) get under way. There will be hot dogs cooked and beers consumed. And all that is just fine. But I urge my fellow Americans to pause, even if briefly, to recall to memory those who went before, and ensured your freedom to enjoy such all-American activities. I ask that you stop to remember Murro McCracken. I ask that you remember the almost cliché  but profoundly true idea that freedom isn’t free.

May 25, 2018

SLOAN | A federal tax cut begets — at last — a local utility rate cut

120 days may seem interminable, at times, to those caught up in the day-to-day grind of the Colorado legislative session, but a great deal happens in those mere four months and enough is packed into that short time to allow some pretty important items to slip past the tripwires of the fourth estate more or less undetected.

May 24, 2018

THE PODIUM | A vote for paid family leave is a vote for real family values

As the legislative session came to a close, in what appeared to be a partisan and political vote, state Senate Republican lawmakers defeated the Family and Medical Leave Insurance Act — or FAMLI Act — which would have established paid family leave in our state. It was a pro-family and pro-small business bill.