The realization this week that multiple police reports were filed in recent years surrounding statements made by the former Gunnison Watershed RE1J School District employee whose alleged threat resulted in

The world has turned upside down. As record-breaking cold threatened heating-fuel shortages in typically warmish climes from the East Coast to Texas early this week — with, can you believe

It may be uncharacteristically warm so far this winter, but, looking back, 2017 was in many ways the year of ICE in the Gunnison Valley. I’m talking about Innovation, Creativity

This time of year, perhaps more than any other, our dependence on electricity is crystal clear. Having just passed the winter solstice, electric lighting frees us from the limits of

Communication is an art form so often overlooked, and sometimes mishandled. When done well it builds relationships, forms sound business models and leads to greater trust. Yet, in a day

The time of the long dark nights leaves one looking for light in the trudge toward the cycle of renewal that eventually follows the long winter. This is even more

Rick Besecker


Although the causes of World War I remain debatable, it was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife on July 28, 1914 that propelled the event past the point of no return. From the very start the cataclysmic characteristic of the first global episode became immediately apparent. There were now new lethal devices, primarily, deadly mustard gas.  

I know the song says it’s the “most wonderful time of the year,” but for a lot of us Christmas can be the most stressful time of the year. The

When it comes to solving big problems, there’s nothing wrong with taking a page from the playbook of a competitor. Western State Colorado University officials recently released a report that

When environmental activists filed a lawsuit asking a federal court in Denver to declare that the Colorado River has a legal right to exist, the media took notice of a