We recently observed Veterans Day, and like the rest of you, I think of it as a day where we should do a little more than have a few sales and, my favorite part, free meals for veterans. We should just take a few minutes and think about the men and women who have served in our country’s armed forces.
The intoxicating allure of taking what’s to be had in America — whether by greed, ambition or lust for control, the cruel and pitiless side of the national dream has been potent fodder for a number of classic films.
The duties and responsibilities of the Sheriff are very difficult and challenging. I’ve worked with both candidates for more than 20 years. Only one of them has the education, experience, character and abilities to do the job well. That man is Division Chief Michael McIntosh.
Every time I read about an American corporation deserting our country to dodge its taxes, I think about my Uncle Billy. From a family of 11 kids in Pennsylvania coal country, Billy was a bombardier in World War II, shot down twice, the second time winding up in a German POW camp for 14 months.
Why have GMOs never been labeled since first introduced in the 90s? Genetically Modified Organisms are now in most American foods -- with no way to know. Americans have grown sicker and more obese than citizens in all other developed countries. I’ve beaten debilitating illness only after many years of figuring out food ingredients. Regardless, I’m tired of decrypting labels, while most countries require American manufacturers to label GMO foods.
As the election season comes to an end, we — like many others — have been bothered by the negative and often untrue advertisements about certain candidates. None have been more bothersome to us than the statements made about Don Quick, a candidate for Colorado Attorney General.
To serve as a leader in government presents unique opportunities but can also be quite challenging. It takes a person of integrity, determination and experience to make the decisions needed if a community is to be vibrant, alive and progressive. This is especially true on the more responsible levels of government such as the county or state where the needs are greater and more citizens are involved.