• Merrill Matthews

     Editor’s note: This op-ed was written and submitted June 15, three days before the University of Colorado-Boulder and the U.S. Geological Survey published a survey linking wastewater injection wells to seismic activity. 

  • Mike Littwin

    How have the many years of a society dealing with its racist history come to this? How does this level of racist hatred still exist?

    This was a day for grieving and sorrow and reflection — and for counting the number of times Barack Obama has addressed the country after a mass shooting. There are so many that the Washington Post has published a timeline.



    Hey, brothers and sisters, I’ve got a favor to ask of you: Can you spare some good news?

    I guess before I start asking favors, I should introduce myself. My name is Jeremy Johnson, or JJ. (Some readers might immediately think of “Jeremiah Johnson,” a movie mountain man played by Robert Redford. Feel free to ignore the mug shot above and picture me as such.)

  • Merrill Matthews


    The recent California oil pipeline spill has highlighted an important problem: even though the United States has surpassed Russia and Saudi Arabia to become the world’s top energy producer, our nation’s infrastructure for transporting, storing and delivering energy hasn’t kept up with production. 

  •  Letter to Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce, Penny Pritzker, and Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, from senators Joe Manchin III (D-Virginia), Steve Daines (R-Montana) and Angus S. King Jr. (I-Maine)


    Dear Secretary (Penny) Pritzker 

    and Secretary (Tom) Vilsack:

  • Mike Littwin

    When Barack Obama was running for president in 2008 as the anti-Iraq-war candidate, it all seemed so easy.

    He’d wind down the war, pull out the troops and leave Iraqis to sort out their own country, with the help of American “advisers” — whatever that word means.

  • Merrill Matthews 

  • Florence Eleanor Henry, 83, of Brighton, died May 23, 2015. She was born July 14, 1931, to Harry and Mary (Strailey) Linstrom in Brighton, and graduated from Brighton High School in 1950. 

  • John Crabtree

    Center for Rural Affairs


    A draft rule issued by USDA aims to define what it means to be ‘actively engaged’ in farming. The proposed rule makes some important changes, but those improvements are immediately undermined by two new loopholes introduced in the rule.

  •  Mike Littwin

    Colorado Independent


  • Trudy Lieberman

    Rural Health News Service

  • Mike Littwin

    Colorado Independent


    The question we are facing now is as obvious as a mission-accomplished sign: If Jeb Bush knew now what question he was going to be asked four days ago, would he be able to come up with a decent response?

    The answer, finally, is yes.

  • Libbi Palmer, PsyD

    Guest Column


  • It was in 1990 when I approached the black marble wall of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C. I stood a few feet from it and just looked at all of the names. I looked from one end to the other. The vast expanse of it was quite overwhelming.  I looked at the small plaques of names, 58,195 in all at the time.

  • Jill Richardson

    OtherWords Columnist


    I recently checked out an upscale yoga studio in Madison, Wis., and discovered a new and disturbing trend: boxed water.

    Boxed water?

  • MetroWest Editorial Board

    Colorado’s grand experiment with decriminalizing marijuana has been a tricky process, but there’s hope that it will be further simplified this November.

  • Donald Kaul, Guest Columnist

    Dick Tuck, the legendary political prankster and wit, once ran for local office in San Francisco and lost. His concession speech, in its entirety: “The people have spoken — the bastards.”

  • 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. 

  • Guest column by Dr. Glenn Molette

    Average America doesn’t feel better off today.