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Library corner: District focuses on sustainability
Library corner: District focuses on sustainability

July 19, 2019

Three years ago, the budget picture for Grand County Library District had a very different outlook than those presented at Tuesday evening’s board meeting. That evening, the director of finance and human resources, Tara Thompson,...





Library Corner: Friends of libraries are friends of freedom

July 5, 2019

As we approach the 50th anniversary of the U.S. moon landing this July, supernovas, pulsars, rocket ships and moons already are swirling in the minds of Grand County’s youth with Grand County Library District’s “Universe of Stories” summer reading program. Since the second week of...



Opinion | Muftic: Donald Trump has a nasty woman problem

June 30, 2019

Have you noticed how obsessed FOX and social media favorable to Donald Trump have become obsessed with Rep.Alexandria Ocasio- Cortez (AOC)?  In his rally announcing his second term, President Trump spent a significant amount of...


Central View: Iran and the lessons of Vietnam

June 30, 2019

Due to the economic sanctions imposed by the Trump Administration, Iran is trying to provoke the U.S. into another one of those interminable Middle East Wars that President Trump was elected, in part, to avoid....



Opinion | Hamilton: In-home deliveries aren’t actually new
Opinion | Hamilton: In-home deliveries aren’t actually new

June 17, 2019

This fall, in Kansas City, Missouri, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Vero Beach, Florida, Wal-Mart will be experimenting with in-home delivery of groceries. Apparently, Amazon thinks Wal-Mart is on to something because Amazon is shutting down its...


Brower: Hey Denver Post, where’s Grand County?
Brower: Hey Denver Post, where’s Grand County?

June 17, 2019

For the second year in a row I was at first huffily outraged that Grand County and its towns didn’t even get one mention in the Denver Post’s Summer Getaways Special Section that came out...





Opinion | Hamilton: Hanoi Summit: A Tale of Two Delegations
Opinion | Hamilton: Hanoi Summit: A Tale of Two Delegations

June 5, 2019

Before two heads-of-state meet in a highly publicized Summit environment, much pre-Summit negotiation is conducted by their respective diplomatic/national security delegations. The relationship between the heads-of-state and their pre-Summit negotiating delegations is like that between...



Opinion | Hamilton: Marching for Dr. King: A Civil Rights memoir
Opinion | Hamilton: Marching for Dr. King: A Civil Rights memoir

May 30, 2019

Following his tour of America in the 1830s, Alexis de Tocqueville recorded his impressions in his classic:Democracy in America. Recent polling suggests that about 25-percent of young Americans have a favorable impression of Socialism. That brings this quote...


Opinion | Hamilton: What does ‘single payer’ mean?
Opinion | Hamilton: What does ‘single payer’ mean?

May 22, 2019

Almost all of the presidential hopefuls who are left-of-center say they are for a Single Payer health-care system. So far, no presidential candidate at the political center or right-of-center is for Single Payer health care....


Opinion | Muftic: Investigating the investigators
Opinion | Muftic: Investigating the investigators

May 22, 2019

The Special Counsel’s report into Russian interference in the 2016 elections is continuing to dog President Trump in spite of proclamations by his cohorts in the Senate and himself that the case was closed. See,...