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Guest Commentary

GUEST COMMENTARY | Make Sure You Have Health Insurance for the New Year

Tri-County Health Network (TCHNetwork) says it’s time to make sure your health insurance is lined up for 2015.

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GUEST COMMENTARY | Colorado Farm to School Project Comes to Town Saturday

10/09/14 | By | More

How do we get more of the food that is grown locally actually on local plates and particularly on plates within our schools?

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GUEST COMMENTARY | Have a Knife Day and See You Spoon

Plastic forks while cheap and convenient, are not a good solution for the Telluride Schools cafeteria.

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GUEST COMMENTARY | Draft Water Plan Sections Available for Comment

Draft basin plans were submitted to the CWCB in July and are due to be finalized in April.

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GUEST COMMENTARY | Gary Hickcox: A Legacy of Conservation Leadership

09/16/14 | By | 69 More

A 60s California surfer, Gary Hickcox began his life in Telluride in 1975 as a young, inspired fifth-grade teacher.

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GUEST COMMENTARY | GMUG National Forest Celebrates Wilderness 50th

GUEST COMMENTARY | GMUG National Forest Celebrates Wilderness 50th

The GMUG has a rich history of wilderness stewardship with over 10 congressionally designated wilderness areas covering about 20 percent of our 3 million acre forest.

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GUEST COMMENTARY | More on the KOTO Wars

09/11/14 | By | 167 More

Unless the “end-game” of current management is underwriting, events must be a major part of the KOTO game plan.

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GUEST COMMENTARY | On Location in Western Colorado

08/30/14 | By | 127 More

Anyone who lives or visits our area knows that John Wayne’s True Grit was made here. But that’s just the beginning….

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GUEST COMMENTARY | Ouray Residents Urged to Protect Healthy Trees, Destroy Dead Ones

08/23/14 | By | 75 More

These dead trees are not only unsightly and a significant fire hazard, they cause an extreme risk to any property they might fall on.

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GUEST COMMENTARY | Electricity…Where Do We Go From Here?

We can continue to reduce our consumption locally by meeting our electric needs more efficiently.

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GUEST COMMENTARY | Dire Water Predicament Spurs Cooperation, Compromise

While it is easy to measure how much water is in reservoirs, it is much less clear how much groundwater remains in the region’s aquifers.

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GUEST COMMENTARY | Learn About Your Forest at Aug. 19 Workshop

We are not necessarily immune to the shocking increase in mortality hitting our forests.

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GUEST COMMENTARY | Gunnison Basin Contributes to State Water Plan Debate

None of the eight natural basins has discovered a big pool of unused water to resolve the metropolitan gap.

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GUEST COMMENTARY | KOTO Made the Right Decision

Former KOTO Executive Director Beth Lamberson Warren says Ride organizers did not get “authorization by the artists, their management and in some cases whoever holds their publishing rights,” making it impossible for KOTO to live broadcast the festival.

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GUEST COMMENTARY | Reality Check on Regional Recycling (Part II)

Personally committing to recycle all possible products is a very important step, but recycling is an energy-intensive process.

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GUEST COMMENTARY | Sound Financial Thinking

07/28/14 | By | More

“I feel compelled to defend KOTO’s decision to not broadcast The Ride Festival,” writes KOTO stalwart Suzanne Cheavens, a veteran of more than 20 KOTO Live Broadcasts,.

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GUEST COMMENTARY | What’s Going on at KOTO Community Radio?

KOTO has suffered through a period of division and discord. It’s time to get back on track and return to being the glue that helps hold this community together.

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Telluride Mayor Stu Fraser’s State of the Town Address

Fraser highlights Telluride’s progress over the past six months.

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GUEST COMMENTARY | Reality Check on Regional Recycling

06/29/14 | By | More

Ever wonder where your recycling goes?

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GUEST COMMENTARY | Ridgway Dam Now Producing Clean Power

The power generated by Ridgway Dam will vary seasonally, with peak generation coinciding with large summer releases of water to downstream irrigators.

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GUEST COMMENTARY | Deep Pockets Downriver?

The Bureau of Reclamation is required to attempt to meet these flows as stated by the Record of Decision, however there are no consequences for not meeting them.

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GUEST COMMENTARY | A Case Against Waivers

05/14/14 | By | More

Former Telluride Mayor Amy Levek says, “Variety in design – shape, size, how a building looks or fits on a lot – is good planning. It makes a place more interesting.”

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GUEST COMMENTARY | Save the White Fir, Douglas Fir, by Acting Now

05/08/14 | By | More

Action time has arrived for those who want to try and save our White Fir and Douglas Fir trees from the beetle invasion.

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GUEST COMMENTARY | ‘Hard-Fought, Difficult and Not Universally Popular’ Action Afoot in Ridgway Schools

We sincerely wish Ms. Gomez, Mr. Hobbs, and Mr. Williams continued success in whatever new endeavors they choose to pursue.

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GUEST COMMENTARY | Water Returns to the Colorado River Delta

For the first time in many years, the Colorado River is flowing through its historic delta to the sea as a result of an intentional release by water managers.

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GUEST COMMENTARY | Water Management in Colorado

District 58 Rep. Don Coram writes, “As Colorado’s population steadily increases, effective water management practices only increase in importance.”

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GUEST COMMENTARY | Water Plan Process Gets Scrutiny in Gunnison County

04/17/14 | By | More

The next meeting of the Gunnison Basin Roundtable takes place Monday, June 2, at 4 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express in Montrose, and precedes a “State of the River” informational event.

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GUEST COMMENTARY | Gunnison Basin Plan Focuses on Value of Agricultural Water

04/16/14 | By | More

Current efforts to develop a Colorado Water Plan have been largely driven by a large projected gap between urban water needs and developed supplies, but Gunnison Basin water planners focus on the gap between agricultural needs and developed supplies.

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GUEST COMMENTARY | A Look Back at Old-School Irrigation Efficiency

04/08/14 | By | More

Remembering a time when the efficient ongoing use of the agricultural water rights ensured that those rights would not be abandoned.

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GUEST COMMENTARY | The Positive Impact of Volunteerism

In the last minute of STS9’s Peaceblaster album, an unidentified young woman’s speech is featured, in which she states, “There is only hope through action. No one changed the world by sitting on their couch wishing that someone would do something…stop hoping for action and be action.” This simple, almost random excerpt interjected at the […]

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