• Lindy Schultz

    Guest Column


    Let’s say you suspect a young person may be experiencing a mental-health crisis. You know you want to help … but you may not feel confident or equipped to open the conversation. Perhaps you waiver, thinking, “What if I say the wrong thing?  I could make the situation worse.”  

  • Rep. Mike Coffman


    It is not a well-known fact that the fastest-growing segment of organized crime, as well as the third-largest criminal enterprise in the world, is sex trafficking. And while many believe this is only an international problem that pervades third-world countries, the unfortunate reality is that sex trafficking also occurs here in the United States.

  • Editor:

    Stuart Sanderson, Colorado Mining Association’s President, filed a motion for a rehearing of Ballot Initiative #75 (The Colorado Community Rights Amendment). This motion attempts to prevent signature gathering and, if the required number of signatures are gathered, a statewide vote.  Brownstein Hyatt Farber Screck LLC. Is representing Sanderson. 

  •  Josh Levy

    Guest Column


    In the 21st century, technology companies such as Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Yahoo are the ubiquitous faces of corporate power.

  • Al Jacobson

    Monday evening, April 14, will be the first Seder of the Jewish holiday of Passover. I am surprised how few Christians realize that The Last Supper was a Passover Seder.

    In the Gospels The Last Supper is referred to as The Feast of the Unleven Bread, or as we Jews call it, matzot. 

    When I was a youngster in school, Christian kids would want us to explain Passover to them. I would simply say, “Go see The Ten Commandments.” 

  • Lu Nelsen

    Center for Rural Affairs


    The wind energy industry has been a big boost to communities across the country, providing a new income source to farmers and ranchers that host projects, reinvigorating small communities by providing new economic opportunities and funding for fire and police departments, schools, infrastructure, and other public services.

  • Emily Schwartz Greco 

    & William A. Collins


    It’s hard to get your mind wrapped around Russia’s annexation of Crimea and seizure of Ukrainian military bases there. It was — and many Ukrainians say still is — part of a neighboring sovereign country until mid-March.

    And it seemed like Europe had transcended that kind of old-school warmongering.

  • Ryan Alexander

    Guest Column


    No matter how hard lawmakers try to close their eyes, click their heels, and hope for the best, they can’t make highway funding magically appear. But that doesn’t stop them fiddling and flailing as they burn through the Highway Trust Fund.

  • Robert L. Bradley Jr.

    Guest Column


    President Obama has run out of excuses on the Keystone XL pipeline. 

  • Al Jacobson

     If you are one who pays any attention to talk shows, either on radio or TV, and either conservative or liberal, you might have noticed a trend for various hosts to ask guests — or to say themselves — “What must the Republicans ?” And, indeed the question can be projected to the election in 2016. 

  • I had a few people thanking me for my column earlier this month about standing up for Brighton City Council’s vote on the oil and gas moratorium.

    Sadly, that praise is probably undeserved, as my column said nothing of the sort.

  •  Trudy Lieberman

    Rural Health News Service


    At a recent panel discussion in New York City about Obamacare, a woman in the audience, a professor of public health, asked an important question. Why was there so much emphasis from the law’s supporters on the individual — in other words what can the law do for me?

  • Rep. Mike Coffman

    We must end the scourge of sexual assaults in our military. When young women decide to serve their nation in the armed services, they should never be forced to live under a cloud of intimidation or sexual harassment. This is a challenge the military must confront and overcome.

  • Editor:

    I am encouraged by the current push for real tax reform in Washington. From my perspective we need not only a simplified system but one that incentivizes investment, hiring and growth.

  •  Paul Solano

    Guest Column


    A lot is happening at the Regional Transportation District and with our ambitious FasTracks transit expansion program, and I’m happy and excited to share some of the progress we’re making. Right now, the most relevant news for the residents in my district is the March 20 North Metro Rail Line groundbreaking.

  •  John Stoehr

    Guest Column

    The Republicans give lots of reasons for their opposition to the Affordable Care Act. Only two really matter.

    One is politics. The other is money. More precisely, big-business money.

  •  Dr. Larry Wolk and Kate Paul

    Guest Column


    Following Children’s Dental Health Month, it’s a good time to reflect on how far we have come and how far we have to go in winning the oral health battle in Commerce City and statewide.

  • The bill which was recently vetoed by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, SB1062, consisted of only about 480 words. In comparison, this column is 713 words. And, nowhere in the entire 480 words is “homosexual” or “lesbian” or any similar term used. 

    Yet, from these 480 words, some of our fellow Americans determined that the bill was “anti-gay.” Why? How? Let’s just look at a few phrases. 

  • I suppose it’s no surprise that folks in a business as messy as drilling don’t necessarily understand that you catch more flies with honey than vinegar.

    I was prepared to sit down for this week’s column without prattling on about the stranglehold Big Oil and Big Gas have on Colorado communities regarding what regulations you can and can’t pass.


  • Sam Pizzigati

    Guest Column


    Back in the infancy of the Internet Age, our hippest policy wonks orated endlessly about the emerging “information superhighway.”