• 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.

  • They waited. And waited.

    They planned. They strategized. They did their homework. They campaigned.

  • By Trudy Lieberman, Rural Health News Service

  • I am honored to be the Commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 9741 here in the Carbon Valley area. I became involved in the VFW post because of my dedication to the freedom of America and the people who ensure we have these freedoms, those serving now and those who have served.

    To all Veterans, active military and citizens who support our military and Veterans, this is for you.

  •  Jack Kelly

    Guest Column


    The soldiers who fought the Revolutionary War were our first veterans, the only cohort of U.S. warriors who took up arms to create — rather than defend — a country.

  • Trudy Lieberman

    Rural Health News Service

  • Dan Shannon

    Guest Column


    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.

  • Editor:

  • Editor:

    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.

    We have known Don Quick for many years and have always known him to be a fair, ethical and caring man.

  •  Libby Szabo

    Guest Column


    “You’ve come a long way baby!” In the 1960s, that phrase was everywhere, meant to show that women were becoming more independent and confident than ever. 

  • Luke Moore

    Guest column

  •  Editor:

    This year the residents of Colorado’s 4th Congressional District can send a strong message to our nation’s Capitol.

    The message is that we are fed up with the failure of Congress to do its job, and we’re sending back a man to help fix it.

  • Larry Cooper

    Guest column


  • I’m flattered that more than a few readers called or emailed in after last week’s paper wondering where my thoughts on Congressional District 6 were.

  • Editor:

    This November, Coloradans will have the opportunity to make history by voting “Yes” on Proposition 105 which requires labeling on genetically engineered (GE) foods. Colorado ranks as one of the most health conscious states in the nation, so it stands to reason that we would want to know what’s in our food. Sixty-four countries around the world including the European Union already have labeling. Why don’t we?

  • Editor:

    The best measure of a legislator resides not in what they say, but in what they do. Specifically what legislation they sponsor, vote for, and enact into law.

    By this measure, Sen. Udall has an excellent record in looking out for Colorado and the nation. He supported legislation creating jobs, advancing immigration reform, aiding fire and flood recovery, protecting women’s and veteran’s rights, and protecting civil liberties.


    Chip Marks

    Guest column

    Here we go again…our state has become ground-zero for yet another ill-conceived and misleading scare campaign.

  • Editor:

    I will be voting yes on Amendment 67 in the November election.

    This amendment will establish personhood for unborn babies and will help to honor the life of Brady Surovik, who was killed just days before he was to be born.

    All life is precious, and if this amendment helps to overturn Roe v. Wade, then that’s all the more reason to vote YES. Roe v. Wade should never have happened because it is wrong to kill.