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Opinion | Muftic: Democrats, don’t blow it

November 14, 2018 — Democrats scored heavily on Nov. 6 in the midterms. There were significant gains in the suburbs and in bringing new voters to the polls. The result was a large shift to blue in many state legislatures, seven governors and in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Opinion | Hamilton: Mid-term history: Split Happens

November 14, 2018 — As of this writing, Democrats netted 31 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. Twenty-three seats were needed to regain the majority. Given that the number of GOP House member retirements set a record high and the number of Democrat House member retirements set a

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The Armistice at 100: looking back on the day that ended the Great War

November 11, 2018 — At 3 a.m. Mountain Time Sunday morning the world passed through a moment almost unimaginable in its magnitude and yet for many it was of little note. It was at that precise moment, 100 years before, when the guns in Europe finally, after four long

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Opinion | Letter: Grand County is rich in solar energy resources

November 9, 2018 — Those of us lucky enough to call Grand County home know that we are rich in an abundance of natural resources: clean air, majestic mountains, clear lakes and rivers, and world-class outdoor recreational opportunities.  What many people do not know is that we are also

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Opinion | USA 101: the rule of law trumps the rule of the ruler

November 8, 2018 — The morning after November 6: Still sitting in the Oval Office is a president who views laws as a barrier to his power, a challenge to get around them or claim he can bend the rule of law to his benefit. He brought with him

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Opinion | Hamilton: The ‘Brave New World’ of designer genes

November 8, 2018 — This column is not about Calvinism: The worship of designer jeans. No, this newspaper column is about the genes within our DNA. Normal genes are, well, normal. But certain mutated genes can cause some really bad diseases such as cancer or conditions such as spinal

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Opinion | Muftic: Why the midterm fuss? Donald Trump is not on the ballot

October 30, 2018 — Donald Trump is not on the ballot but he says he wants the Nov. 6 midterms to be a referendum about him. If so, send him a message with your vote. That is the American way. What is not the American way are his words

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Opinion | Hamilton: Four invading columns: Are two columns already inside?

October 30, 2018 — According to the news, several columns of mostly young Central American men are walking and riding north out of Central America and across Mexico for the announced purpose of crossing into the United States of America. If they were waving American Flags, that would be

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Opinion | Letter: Dangerous rhetoric

October 29, 2018 — Sen. Gardner, Webster's Dictionary defines a cult as a group with "misplaced or excessive admiration for a particular person." It also defines fanaticism as "behavior involving uncritical zeal." Has your Republican Party morphed into a cult of fanatics? Sure seems that way. It doesn't matter

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Opinion | Letter: Fact check on Proposition 112

October 29, 2018 — Melinda McWilliams suggested you vote yes on Proposition 112. However, before doing so you should know that some of the information used in her letter is not correct. The total employment for Oil & Gas extraction is 240,000, which is 6.5 percent of the Colorado

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Opinion | Letter: Renewable energies the future

October 29, 2018 — This summer we have had three devastating fires in Grand County – Golf Course fire near Grand Lake, Sugarloaf Fire and Silver Creek Fire west of Kremmling. Many people had to be evacuated. Luckily, no one died. And many thanks go out to all the

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Walker Stapleton: Government’s core obligations are fixing roads, funding education

October 28, 2018 — I am running for governor for three important reasons: my kids Craig, Coco and Olivia, and all of Colorado’s kids. I want all of our children to grow up in a state with abundant economic opportunities. Looking ahead, I am deeply concerned about the kind

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Jared Polis: Thriving public lands today, stronger water security tomorrow

October 28, 2018 — Our forests and our mountains where we fish, bike, hunt, ski, board, snowmobile and play are an iconic part of what it means to be Coloradan. We owe it to ourselves and every future Coloradan to protect our public lands, particularly from being cut up

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Opinion | Muftic: So what if Trump tells lies

October 23, 2018 — I have seen chains of Facebook comments posted on timelines of friends that had me shaking my head. One was, "So what if Trump lies, I like what he is doing." Another said, "If you disagree with Trump, it is because you are a socialist,

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Opinion | Hamilton: Can we make Vespuccia great again?

October 23, 2018 — Presidential wannabe, Senator Elizabeth Warren, is probably embarrassed that her DNA test proved she is 1/1024th Central American, not American Indian. Sen. Warren's Progressive colleagues are dead set against what they call "cultural appropriation" which is "the act of taking or using things from a

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Opinion | Letter: Support Rosene for county clerk

October 23, 2018 — I hate politics and elections for the most part because they seem to be about the negative instead of the positive results a candidate has made. So tired of the mud slinging and having to be on one side or the other. I don't care

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Opinion | Letter: Warren Ward for county surveyor

October 23, 2018 — I would like to take this opportunity to endorse Warren Ward for Grand County Surveyor. I have known Warren since 1989 when I worked for him on I-70 in Glenwood Canyon. Over the years I have kept track of Warren through his work with the

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Opinion | Letter: Kavanaugh confirmation

October 23, 2018 — Contrary to Ronald Fischer's harsh screed in the Oct. 10 Sky Hi News, I'm pleased Kavanaugh was confirmed and I'd very much dislike having senators like Corey Booker, Diane Feinstein, Richard Blumenthal, Chuck Schumer, et. al. on my jury as they had clearly made up

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Opinion | Letter: ‘Yes’ on Prop 112

October 23, 2018 — I have researched ballot Proposition 112: Increased Setbacks for Oil and Gas Development. The proponent is Colorado Rising (CR), a grass-roots citizen organization from Front Range communities impacted by fracking that are tired of its ubiquitous dust, noise, smells, truck traffic and potential health hazards.

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Opinion | Letter: Thank you to Fraser

October 17, 2018 — I am writing to thank the Town Council and staff of Fraser for taking a leadership role that I applaud. Seldom do I hear a governmental agency talk about sustainability and even more seldom do I see action come out of the conversation. In Fraser,

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