Turn, turn, turn. ... It’s the title to a hit song in the 1960s made famous by Jim McGuinn and The Byrds, based on the phrase in the Book of Ecclesiastes, chapter three, verses one through eight.

In a battle I am undoubtedly losing, I try to encourage my two teenage children to refrain from thinking or acting in certain ways just because they see that behavior on social media or through the suffocating ubiquity of online influences.

Election Day will soon be here and there is the usual raft of proposals that our citizens will be asked to vote on. One in particular, the request for an increase in property taxes to augment the funding of the Gunnison Valley Housing Authority (GVRHA), has proven controversial.

The most worthy proposals for a tax increase tend to generate a strong coalition of community leaders stepping forward to educate the public about the need and championing the identified solution.

We tend to look at problems as being discrete, single-issue things, with a cause or set of causes that, once identifi ed and analyzed, can be solved with a discrete focused solution.

If there’s a single defining trait reflected in nearly every issue important to Gunnison County this election season, it’s that change is afoot.

In the face of near-constant reminders of just how unaffordable housing has become and corresponding fixes that rely in some form on subsidy, it’s refreshing to hear — alternatively — that a local government is reconsidering its land-use regulations.

Big change is afoot in the Gunnison community. And I’m not referring to the recent addition in our arsenal of fast food joints — although, sadly, my teenage kids would tell you that’s one of the most exciting developments they’ve seen in their home town.

Each week, I am startled, heartened, thrilled by the intelligent, articulate reports I read in the Country Times. Last week’s edition was no exception, but yet another prime example.

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