What if I told you that I was given a glimpse into the future this week?

There was no time machine. No crystal ball. Just a group of community-minded journalists from across Colorado’s Western Slope gathered in Gunnison to compare notes and swap stories about affordable housing.

As a literary scholar and teacher of literature, I like to remind the students in my classroom that we are storytelling beings, for it is this facet of human consciousness that distinguishes us from other animals.

Feb. 12 is well known as the birthday of our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln. Few are aware, however, that Lincoln shared his birthday (both the day and year, 1809) with another famous figure, the father of evolutionary biology, Charles Darwin.

A long-held criticism of us crusty journalists is that we dwell on doom and gloom and that not enough stories are covered about things that actually go well.

The old joke states this is a headline you’ll never see: “Plane lands safely.”

The first book I ever read by Ursula K. Le Guin was “The Left Hand of Darkness.” Genly Ai, an ambassador from earth, visits the planet of Gethen, where its alien inhabitants are neither male nor female, except once a month for their reproduction phase called “kemmer.”

A clear sign of compromise just might be a lack of complete satisfaction on either side of a controversial issue. We see as much in the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) “preferred alternative” for Signal Peak-area trails.

State historian, and occasional Gunnison speaker, Patty Limerick likes to use history to get young people today to think about the future. Specifically, she told us in a recent Denver

Marijuana sales continue to soar in the City of Gunnison, and local government is receiving a tax windfall as a result — a large chunk of which is not being

I am a librarian, and most people have no idea what I do. At least once a week, someone asks me if I spend my workdays reading books. They also

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