Few things put our local squabbles into perspective like a global catastrophe. Perhaps that’s why, at the outset of the pandemic in Gunnison County, I felt a sense of relief.
News that could cause even the acknowledged leader in the unfair race for President of the United States (POTUS) to take a deep breath came over the pay phone this past weekend from the primary political news outlets in the great state of Texas, The Austin American-Statesman. (You bet I was on the case even on weekends. Your far-andaway favorite POTUS candidate never sleeps. Happy Hour, yes. Sleep? When I’m you-knowwhat.):
It seems for the past few election cycles, Colorado’s oil and gas workers have had to defend themselves from activists and out-of-state money looking to ban the industry. The tens of thousands of workers and their families had hoped to breathe a sigh of relief with the resounding defeat of 2018’s Proposition 112, a 2,500-foot setback that would have largely banned new energy development.