Debating our demise

Well, if we needed any further evidence of the single greatest problem facing this country, there it was on full-throated, sophomoric and disgraceful display Tuesday night.

How many bear tragedies will it take?

A recent moonlit night reminded me of our proximity to bears and of how simple human mistakes can lead our two species down a path to tragedy.

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This November, the Colorado River Water Conservation District (River District) will ask voters to approve ballot question 7A, a mill levy increase supporting the district’s important and growing responsibilities. The government body provides a vital service in protecting the water and rivers for all of us on Colorado’s Western Slope, and it deserves our support.

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A liberal friend of mine paced back and forth in his living room last Friday. He had just learned of the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and his anxiety over the vacancy on the court was “just as bad as when Trump was elected,” he told me.

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Grateful to be mischaracterized

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While many of our eastern neighbors in Chaffee County watched in horror as the Decker Fire chewed through the Sangre de Cristo mountains this time last year, some of our Gunnison Basin land managers had looks of envy in their eyes.

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The national news has been awash with speculation about this year’s election process. Should we be concerned about the integrity of our elections here in Gunnison County?

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