Perspective

  • Protection versus promotion at Brown's Canyon

    Protection versus promotion at Brown's Canyon

    If national monument or wilderness designation gets more people to visit Browns Canyon, wouldn't that threaten the very resource that is supposed to be protected by that action?

  • The Gettysburg of the West?

    The Gettysburg of the West?

    Some historians argue that the Civil War battle at Glorieta Pass, N.M. was the West's version of Gettysburg.

  • The postal service is slipping away

    The postal service is slipping away

    A great nation needs a great postal system -- even if it doesn't quite pay for itself

  • The burial of Elouise Cobell

    The burial of Elouise Cobell

    A woman warrior for the Blackfeet Nation, Elouise Cobell is laid to rest just as the landmark class-action lawsuit she led on behalf of Indian trust funds is finally settled.

  • Presidential candidates are missing the Western issues

    Presidential candidates are missing the Western issues

    A recent presidential debate in Nevada highlighted the candidates' lack of focus on key Western issues like water, public lands management, and tourism.

  • It's time for Maximum Trashing Utilization

    It's time for Maximum Trashing Utilization

    When we have to disturb the environment, let's get the most we can out of it.

  • How the Civil War shaped the West

    How the Civil War shaped the West

    The Civil War ended slavery -- and also determined how the West would be developed.

  • The latest "War on the West"

    The latest "War on the West"

    Western jobs are under attack, according to the Western Caucus, but its members have an outdated view of the region's economy.

  • Forecasting 2011

    Forecasting 2011

    Columnist Ed Quillen peers into his crystal ball to see what's in store for the West next year.

  • In defense of wood heat

    In defense of wood heat

    Why not burn trees where they'll do some good -- in your woodstove?

  • The nature of nature

    The nature of nature

    Christo's "Over the River" project is just one more in a series of human alterations to the Arkansas River.

  • The harm of hallowed ground

    The harm of hallowed ground

    Why do we fight over places where bad things happened?

  • Fraud is fraud

    Fraud is fraud

    Why some of us think a politician's plagiarism is a big deal

  • Not good news for the locals

    Not good news for the locals

    Afghanis might learn from history what happens to people who live above valuable minerals.

  •  Who's in charge of immigration?

    Who's in charge of immigration?

    It's a federal responsibility -- not that of state or local government.

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