Opinions

Wyoming-Colorado water project a bad idea

To the list of truly terrible ideas, we would like to add the one that is stirring up residents of southwestern Wyoming. Read more...
April 21, 2009

Interior Secretary Salazar is on the right track

I'm a third-generation Colorado native, and for me, the Rockies have always been all about blue skies and fresh air. Yet I'm old enough to remember the brown cloud that used to hover over Denver. I also remember that after amendments to the Clean Air Act took effect in 1990, I could once again see...
April 17, 2009

Idaho must change its 'anti-growth' stance to 'grow your own way'

The state never found a way to capitalize on the presence of big firms with long histories in Idaho - such as Albertsons, Hewlett-Packard and Micron. Idaho never seemed able to draw a second wave of corporate employers. Read more...
March 15, 2009

Undoing damage

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's decision to cancel the sale of oil and gas leases on 77 parcels of land -- redrock vistas with real and symbolic value for Utah's image and its tourism industry -- is a clear victory for the state. A timely one, too, owing to the hasty efforts of the departing Bush...
February 6, 2009

Drilling the Democrats

On a hot day in Denver, Colo., last August, during the Democratic National Convention, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi touted the Democrats' plan for dealing with the energy crisis. Her party, she said, would forge a comprehensive energy plan that would wean the United States from our dependence on...
January 16, 2009

Offer concrete plans for Colo.

The economic storm clouds roiling above our nation just may contain a silver lining after all, and Colorado's lawmakers should be ready to take full advantage. Read more...
December 11, 2008

Our View: The next phase of the salmon debate begins with hope

It's way too early to declare Nov. 4, 2008 a turning point in the salmon debate. But it isn't too early to hope. This month's elections finally offer a glimmer of optimism to anyone passionate about saving Idaho's wild salmon. Considering the continued plight of the salmon - and the political...
November 23, 2008

In the West, Beetles Become Business Opportunities

Grand Lake, Colo., is regarded as ground zero for the pine beetle epidemic in the West. The mountainsides are blanketed with dead trees as far as the eye can see — infested by the burrowing insect whose grip on the forests is at least partially attributed to climate change. Read more...
November 19, 2008

In Waning Hours, Bush Administration Fortifies Oil Shale Industry

Firing off another decision that is angering environmental groups, the Bush administration has issued new regulations to develop oil shale deposits straddling almost two million acres of public lands in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming. Read more...
November 18, 2008

Congress needs to act on public lands package

Congress is already focusing on the new session that will convene next year, and what the Democratic majorities in both houses might accomplish with President-elect Barack Obama in the White House.  But the lame-duck Senate session set to begin Monday is a great opportunity for Wyoming's...
November 14, 2008
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