June 16, 2022 Niki Turner 0

We do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate. ~UNKNOWN Registered voters should have their mail-in primary ballots in hand now, or be ready to go vote in […]


Editor’s Column: Sunshine for all

June 8, 2022 Niki Turner 0

It might seem like the Sunshine Laws — Colorado’s Open Records and Open Meetings Laws — are only of importance to journalists covering the activities of elected officials and special districts, but the laws themselves […]


Editor’s Column: Bias

June 3, 2022 Niki Turner 0

Bias and impartiality is in the eye of the beholder. Samuel Johnson More than 20 years ago, when I started covering town board meetings and writing an occasional feature story, I asked former editor/publisher Mitch […]



May 19, 2022 Niki Turner 0

There is always the danger that those who think alike should gravitate together into ‘coteries’ where they will henceforth encounter opposition only in the emasculated form of rumor that the outsiders say thus and thus. […]


Editor: What have we learned?

May 13, 2022 Niki Turner 0

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. ~ Søren Kierkegaard Someone has said that when we go through difficult times, instead of asking “why is this happening?” we should be […]


EDITOR’S COLUMN: Mental Health

May 5, 2022 Niki Turner 0

Since 1949, the month of May has been recognized as Mental Health Awareness Month. Statistically, about one in four Americans will experience a diagnosable mental disorder in any given year. More than 50% of us […]


Editor’s Column: Culture

April 29, 2022 Niki Turner 0

“Protecting our customs and culture.”  That phrase started showing up in county documents and being tossed around in meetings a few years back as an explanation for decisions made and actions taken. It reminds me […]


Editor’s Column: April Fools!

March 31, 2022 Niki Turner 0

Everything is wonderful and everyone is happy. April Fools. Seriously, wouldn’t it be lovely if that wasn’t satire? Alas, it’s not meant to be. Probably ever. The best we can do is tend to our […]


Editor’s Column: Zaxes

March 24, 2022 Niki Turner 0

You may remember the tale of the North Going Zax and the South Going Zax from Dr. Seuss’s book “The Sneetches and Other Stories.” In short, these two species of Zax were so prideful and […]

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