Columns & Opinions

Feds’ methane rule makes no sense

My wife, Jane, and I own the Devil’s Spring Ranch in New Mexico’s San Juan Basin — one of the most active areas for natural gas production in the country.

Looser regulations? They’re long overdue

It’s no secret that the more onerous land-use regulations become, the less likely owners are to develop their property — regardless of how greatly a potential project serves the public good, bolsters the economy or benefits community character.

More than a midnight trek

Tomorrow at midnight, I will stand alongside 464 skiers preparing to make the 40-mile, middle-of-the-night trek, complete with 6,800 vertical feet of climbing, from Crested Butte to Aspen as part of the 21st Grand Traverse.

Epitomizing ‘conscious capitalists’

I got involved in journalism back in my college days at Western out of an interest and enjoyment in telling people’s stories and a nascent intrigue with how the world worked.

A ‘class’ act in midst of gun debate

As I walk into Gunnison High School (GHS), I’m instantly greeted by change. I graduated in 2010, back when the high school was still the same old 1950s structure, brick and big globe bulbs outside.

A timely reminder to look on the light side

My favorite line in this year’s SonofaGunn isn’t particularly funny. It’s more poignant, and it’s delivered by our community’s chief prognosticator, George Sibley.

Operating in today’s media environment

Approximately 60 percent of all adults have Facebook accounts, and a majority of users obtain some of their news from Facebook. Approximately 84 percent of 18-29-year-olds get news from social media and “digitally native sites.”

Solutions are all around us

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.