February 19, 2018 — A predator of livestock, pets and even children on rare occasions, the modern coyote has been vilified in Anglo-American culture. Coyotes are the most abundant livestock predators in Western North America, causing the majority of sheep, goat and cattle losses. But coyotes have worn many
February 2, 2018 — Is the Roam Development a fair business deal for the town of Winter Park? I attended the Jan. 30 Winter Park Planning Commission meeting, which included discussion on the proposed 172- acre Final Development Plan (FDP) for Roam (a.k.a., Beaver's). I am very excited to
January 31, 2018 — I was impressed to see that there's real planning and implementation work taking place when it comes to improving Grand County's economic environment. Proof of that was obvious Monday at a well-attended (36 people were there) meeting of economic movers and shakers in the county.
January 31, 2018 — Some Colorado counties are more equal than others All states have equal representation in the U.S. Senate, regardless of size and population. Only population determines the size of Colorado's senate districts, resulting in the imbalance of county representation, benefiting a few whole and divided counties.
January 29, 2018 — I am a great fan of Dan Brown's books, "The Da Vinci Code" being the most famous. His novels are a delight for those who love conspiracy theories. They are full of secret societies using obscure codes to conspire against some power center or other.
January 29, 2018 — The late, great Will Rogers was asked how he wrote the jokes for his newspaper columns. Rogers replied, "I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts." Viewed from atop Sheepdog Hill, the on-going investigations in Washington also bring to mind
January 18, 2018 — A letter to Trump about Nigerian refugees We had the opportunity to meet two Nigerian refugees, friends of our son, in Germany over the Thanksgiving holiday. Two finer young people you will not meet – respectful, well dressed, and intelligent. She's a bright, strong Christian
January 5, 2018 — Snowed in! as in B-L-I-Z-Z-A-R-D. For many this is the perfect dream to ring out the old and bring in the new. Once you get past the dream, however, the reality of actually moving snow sets it. Only this time it is more along the
January 4, 2018 — A few snippets missing from Manager Jim White's interview and Mayor Jim Peterson's letter. It is a huge game changer! Here are some bullet points: 1. Municipal fee strips citizens of all spending limitations on how much money the town can spend. Circumvents TABOR. (Taxpayer
January 3, 2018 — A ski bum's holiday On my way to town I walked past my old skis setting on the porch. They were full of spiderwebs and just a bit rusty. The glitter of a ski town has all but faded away some time ago. The nameless
January 2, 2018 — Paul Ryan, House Majority Leader, must be feeling good. His lifelong quest to become the implementor of the Ayn Rand school of political/economic philosophy is half way done with the passage of the tax reduction bill. For his next act he wants is to cut
January 2, 2018 — In the days and weeks to come, we are likely to be hearing about Project Cassandra, an effort by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to prevent Hezbollah, the main terrorist arm of the Iranian regime, from using cocaine as a means of raising money to
November 21, 2017 — Hopefully not forgotten when we feast Thanksgiving is the reason the Pilgrims risked the dangerous passage across the ocean. It was to find a place to practice their religion free of persecution by the English crown. It took another 160 years before the concept of
November 21, 2017 — A Lutheran minister, a Presbyterian minister, and René Descartes, the French philosopher famous for saying: "Cognito ergo sum (I think. Therefore, I am)," walk into a bar. The Lutheran orders a beer. The Presbyterian orders whisky. Descartes (the "s" is silent) orders French Champagne.
November 1, 2017 — Historically, every movement or political trend eventually peters out. Some die out because a new fad comes along and takes its place. But, in the case of big-time football, the Laws of Physics may be spelling its eventual doom or dictating a major change in
November 1, 2017 — Too much "PC" over Halloween In 1971 I attended first grade and for Halloween, I dressed as Indian, because I thought they were "cool." Or was it "groovy" back then? I wasn't trying to appropriate anyone's culture. The notion that a white kid can't pretend
November 1, 2017 — Gideon John Tucker in 1866, as Surrogate of New York, wrote in a decision: "No man's life, liberty or property are safe while the Legislature is in session." If you are in the middle class, this is especially true this year. Tax reform currently being
October 5, 2017 — CEO says delinquent taxes are 'misunderstanding'? For Ms. Cipriani to assert that there was a "misunderstanding" that led to the seizure of the property at Granby Ranch on Tuesday is an insult to the public and disrespectful of our county officials. Like all of us
October 4, 2017 — Standing for the National Anthem If someone does not stand and place their hand over their heart, and remove their hat while the national anthem is playing, they are disrespecting the anthem, flag, militarypolice and the country. By doing something opposite of protocol, on purpose,
September 20, 2017 — What’s that old saying: “until you walk in my shoes”? Please have local Grand Lake resident, Kris Kriofske, spend a few months or years in Dearborn, Mich., before giving us his expertise on Sharia law. Better yet, have Mr. Kriofske read Brigitte Gabriel’s two books