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Opinion: Despite ‘hostile workplace’, state lawmakers made some progress

Opinion: Despite ‘hostile workplace’, state lawmakers made some progress

When the Colorado Legislature adjourned Wednesday, the bang of the gavel marked the end of regular work by the 74th General Assembly, which first convened after the 2022 election delivered…

The O. Zone: Noem on the range cruelty doesn’t fly here in Colorado

The O. Zone: Noem on the range cruelty doesn’t fly here in Colorado

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem shot a dog similar to this wire haired pointer (AKC photo). Clearly, cruelty is part of Donald Trump’s political appeal. From his attacks on women to his overt…

Opinion: A thorough, dispassionate, millennial plea to revive rail service on Tennessee Pass Line

Opinion: A thorough, dispassionate, millennial plea to revive rail service on Tennessee Pass Line

I am writing this letter to the editor to vent some thoughts I have on the fate of the Tennessee Pass Line and why I think its revival is inevitable.…

The O. Zone: Ending another great ski season with kindness over collisions

The O. Zone: Ending another great ski season with kindness over collisions

KKW carves the slush on an empty Bear Tree run at Vail recently (DOW photo). The final week of the inbounds, lift-served ski season in the Eagle River Valley will…

The O. Zone: Time for local leaders to get onboard Colorado commuter, ski train

The O. Zone: Time for local leaders to get onboard Colorado commuter, ski train

When I saw the front-page headline of the Vail Daily on March 21 — “Mountain rail gathers steam” – I got excited. Were local leaders finally fully jumping onboard an alternative to…

Officials: McMansions now open to public to solve workforce housing crisis

Officials: McMansions now open to public to solve workforce housing crisis

In a surprise move, all the municipalities, metro districts and the county government on Monday announced any non-primary residence within the county borders is now considered workforce or attainable long-term…

Opinion: Continuing Colorado’s culture shift away from its death-cult gun zeal

Opinion: Continuing Colorado’s culture shift away from its death-cult gun zeal

With gun violence, it’s useful to start with the numbers. Last year, there were 656 mass shootings in the U.S., the most on record except for 2021, when there were…

Opinion: Marking Women’s History Month as freedom falls in post-Roe world

Opinion: Marking Women’s History Month as freedom falls in post-Roe world

It’s 2024, but it feels like we’re back in 1991 this Women’s History Month. Back then, President George H.W. Bush was following in the footsteps of his predecessor Ronald Reagan…

Opinion: Frisch flat wrong about fossil fuel extraction on Colorado public lands

Opinion: Frisch flat wrong about fossil fuel extraction on Colorado public lands

 A view of oil and gas development on Bureau of Land Management lands in Colorado, on Jan. 3, 2015 (Bob Wick/BLM/Public domain). Adam Frisch — candidate for Colorado’s sweeping 3rd…

The O. Zone: Seeking skiing independence, freedom from Epic crowds in Utah

The O. Zone: Seeking skiing independence, freedom from Epic crowds in Utah

Nick and Rennick Williams hike up Mt. Baldy at Powder Mountain on Feb. 28, 2024 (David O. Williams photo). If you want to see — or, more precisely, ski –…