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Opinion

  •  Dear Editor,

     

    As we move into August, we draw closer to the largest agricultural summer event in Colorado. This is an exciting time for families to enjoy the Colorado State Fair atmosphere while learning more about the agricultural world around them, including where their food comes from, the role agriculture plays in their lives, and learning more about how farmers and ranchers care for their livestock and land.

  • Mike Littwin

    I admit it it, I’m a silver-lining kind of guy. And so when I read Donald Trump’s round-up-the-illegals-and-ship-‘em-out manifesto – a point-by-point policy paper to follow up on his illegal-immigrants-as-rapists commentary — I knew we were finally getting somewhere.

  • Donald J. Boudreaux

    Mercatus Center

    Thanks to international sanctions, Iran’s economy is suffering. In an effort to stop that country’s nuclear weapons program, the U.S.-led effort has restricted Iran’s oil exports.

  •  Colorado State University

     

  • Mike Littwin

    We interrupt our nonstop coverage of Republican panic in the face of Donald Trump leading in virtually every primary poll to bring you competing coverage of the oncoming Democratic panic in the face of Hillary Clinton leading in virtually every primary poll.

  • Frankie Trull

    Foundation for Biomedical Research

    The fight against rubella, the deadly German measles, has finally paid off.

  • Alan Shusterman

    Founder, School For Tomorrow

    A record number of high school students are celebrating their hard-earned diplomas this year.

  • Robert O. Bonacquisti Sr., 88, of Brighton, passed away July 31, 2015.

    Robert was born in Delagua, the son of immigrant parents, and was the eighth of nine children. He graduated “most likely to succeed” from Trinidad High School in the class of 1947. After working on the ranch it was off to Detroit to work the produce terminal with his brothers. 

  • Tim Buzby

     

    President and CEO of Farmer Mac

    As California descends further into its worst drought in recorded history, Golden Staters are looking for someone to blame. Many city-dwellers have pointed fingers at the State’s farmers and ranchers. 

  • Trudy Lieberman

    Rural Health News Service

    Just five years ago, Congress passed a big, widely hailed law that promised to make    

           Americas’ food supply safer. But because of inadequate funding for new regulations and inspectors, the promise has yet to be kept.

  • Mike Littwin

    The shooter, we’re told, was a drifter, a word you rarely hear outside Hollywood westerns. But this couldn’t be a western, because in the West, they took your guns at the town limits. Or at least that’s how they did it in the movies.

  •  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