•  Tim Davis

    U.S. Department of
    Health and Human Services


    The peak of summer is nearly here. The hottest summer temperatures for the Denver and northeast Colorado area tend to occur from July 16-20, according to 30-year averages calculated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

  •  Dear Editor,


  • John Crabtree

    Center for Rural Affairs

  • Jim Hightower

    How exciting: Chris Christie put his name on the Republican presidential dance card. He’s No. 14.

  • Mike Littwin

    If you were worried that the Donald’s inevitable implosion wouldn’t be wildly spectacular, you can put your mind at ease.

    Give the guy some credit.

  •  Jamie Posthuma, Ph.D., LP

    Program Manager of
    In-Home Resiliency and Support Services at Community Reach Center

  • Trudy Lieberman

    Rural Health News Service

  •  Dave Eckhardt

    Urge the EPA to uphold the Renewable Fuel Standard — because it’s working.

    The EPA recently snubbed the Renewable Fuel Standard with a revision to the rule that would cut corn ethanol obligations by 3.75 billion gallons over three years — the equivalent to a billion and a half bushels in lost corn demand.

  • Lee H. Hamilton

  • Ellie Makinster

    Readers are encouraged to send their mental-health-related questions to Ask A Therapist, and — space permitting — Community Reach Center therapists will answer them. Please email your questions to AskATherapist@CommunityReachCenter.org. 


  • Robert L. Bradley

    Climate activist Bill McKibben recently patted the environmental movement on the back for obstructing the completion of the Keystone XL pipeline, which would transport oil sands from Alberta, Canada (along with U.S. supply) to the Gulf. McKibben opined, “It’s pretty amazing to see what happens when people organize.”

  • Merrill Matthews

     Editor’s note: This op-ed was written and submitted June 15, three days before the University of Colorado-Boulder and the U.S. Geological Survey published a survey linking wastewater injection wells to seismic activity. See Page 3 of the print version of the Brighton Standard Blade for more on that story.

  • Mike Littwin

    How have the many years of a society dealing with its racist history come to this? How does this level of racist hatred still exist?

    This was a day for grieving and sorrow and reflection — and for counting the number of times Barack Obama has addressed the country after a mass shooting. There are so many that the Washington Post has published a timeline.

  • Hey, brothers and sisters, I’ve got a favor to ask of you: Can you spare some good news?

    I guess before I start asking favors, I should introduce myself. My name is Jeremy Johnson, or JJ. (Some readers might immediately think of “Jeremiah Johnson,” a movie mountain man played by Robert Redford. Feel free to ignore the mug shot above and picture me as such.)

  • Lee H. Hamilton


    I spend a fair amount of time talking to students and other young people about Congress and politics in general, and I’ve noticed something. It used to be that I’d regularly get asked how one runs for office. Nowadays, I rarely do.

  • Merrill Matthews


    The recent California oil pipeline spill has highlighted an important problem: even though the United States has surpassed Russia and Saudi Arabia to become the world’s top energy producer, our nation’s infrastructure for transporting, storing and delivering energy hasn’t kept up with production. 

  • Editor,

    Coloradans made the right choice when they rejected mandatory GMO labeling last November. 

    Nevertheless, a stubborn fringe continues pursuing labeling mandates in several states and at the federal level — even though scientific studies repeatedly conclude GMOs are safe to eat. 

  • Mike Littwin

    When Barack Obama was running for president in 2008 as the anti-Iraq-war candidate, it all seemed so easy.

    He’d wind down the war, pull out the troops and leave Iraqis to sort out their own country, with the help of American “advisers” — whatever that word means.

  • State Sen. Rollie Heath, D-Boulder

    Urban renewal projects clearly bring new life to blighted communities, yet the most equitable funding structures for the projects are not always as clear. (On May 29), Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law (House Bill 15-1348) designed to bring more interaction between taxing entities to the process.

  • Merrill Matthews

    Institute for Policy Innovation