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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...


Letter: Advocating for wilderness: Please, no chain saws
Letter: Advocating for wilderness: Please, no chain saws

May 24, 2019

The U.S. Forest Service’s Rocky Mountain Regional forester, Brian Ferebee, recently approved the use of chain saws between June 1 and Aug. 17, 2019 to clear beetle-killed trees obstructing access to the Weminuche and South...


Opinion | Letter: Hidden fees at our DMV
Opinion | Letter: Hidden fees at our DMV

May 23, 2019

Why does our DMV (Hot Sulphur Springs) charge a fee for paying your registration renewals with a credit card? The website is extremely misleading and does not disclose this fee until the very end of...


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,...





Opinion | Letter: Bill Hamilton’s poorly disguised prejudice
Opinion | Letter: Bill Hamilton’s poorly disguised prejudice

May 13, 2019

Your recent opinion article published May 8, 2019 by William Hamilton contained language and repeated innuendo asserting anti-immigrant rhetoric and mysterious, as well as unfounded, ideas about vaccines and personal freedom. This is exactly the...


Opinion | Letter: Not on my watch, Bill Hamilton
Opinion | Letter: Not on my watch, Bill Hamilton

May 13, 2019

I was going to say that the latest opinion column from Bill Hamilton contains some disturbing thinly veiled racism, but on second thought, I’m going to go with: It’s just plain racist. You seem to...