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More Journalism Was Needed to Sort Out GOP Anger

One thing is clear in the home stretch of the battle between Ryan Call and Steve House to be the next leader of Colorado's Republican Party. The race could have used a few more reporters like the Colorado Statesman's Ernest Luning covering it. Show More Summary

Confessions of a Wildlife Filmmaker: Misinformation, Abuse, and a Need for Change

Filmmaker and professor at American University's School of Communication Chris Palmer's highly acclaimed new book, Confessions of a Wildlife Filmmaker: The Challenges of Staying Honest in an Industry Where Ratings Are King, is part memoir,...Show More Summary

Republicans in Colorado Are Mad at Each Other

An entertaining trio of Republicans (former Congressman Tom Tancredo, Attorney General Cynthia Coffman, and GOP state chair candidate Steve House) appeared on KLZ 560-AM's Grassroots Radio Colorado Monday, and their conversation encapsulates...Show More Summary

Beauprez Blames Fellow Republicans, not His Anti-Pot Position, for Election Loss

Failed Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez appeared on KNUS' Craig Silverman Show Saturday and blamed, among other things, the Republican Governors' Association (RGA) for his November loss to Democrat John Hickenlooper. "We...Show More Summary

CO Springs Lawmaker Compares Planned Parenthood to ISIS

State Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt, who last year suggested that Rep. Jared Polis would "join ISIS in beheading Christians," has said he's "very proud" of South Dakota State Rep. Isaac Latterell, who wrote a blog post last month comparing...Show More Summary

Colorado Civil Liberties On the Brink: Why Your Vote Matters

Emboldened by some of last November's election results, Colorado legislators have flooded this year's legislative session with bills that would roll back civil rights and civil liberties in our state. The ACLU of Colorado and our allies...Show More Summary

Anti-Abortion Hype: "Pro-Choicers" Want to Kill "Newborns" and "Toddlers"

Infanticide is rare in America and has few advocates, yet anti-choice activists are leveling an accusation that more and more "pro-choicers" favor this form of murder. American Right to Life, a national anti-choice organization, is stepping...Show More Summary

The Latest From the Legislative Loonies: 'A Good Bear is a Dead Bear!'

In a previous blog here, I pointed out that a strong working paradigm exists for lawmakers and wildlife management agencies, though it's commonly disenfranchised by political interference. That paradigm is the North American Model of...Show More Summary

My Q and A With Christian Benedict on the Link Between Sleep and School Performance

After many years of neglecting sleep's importance in our lives, we've entered a golden age of sleep studies. We now know that sleep plays a central role in everything from creativity to memory consolidation, and that sleep deprivation,...Show More Summary

Buck Breaks Pledge Not to Fund Obama Immigration Program

In standing with House Speaker John Boehner on Friday to avert the shutdown, albeit temporarily, of the Department of Homeland Security, Colorado's new Republican Congressman Ken Buck has apparently had second thoughts about his pledge to...Show More Summary

The Best Burger in Every State in America

By: Kevin Alexander and Liz Childers After we tried to figure out the best pizza in every state, it was inevitable that burgers would be next. After all, we spend much of our year consuming them for our 33 best/personal satisfaction....Show More Summary

21 Ways Road Tripping Was Different in the '90s

By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller Credit: Shutterstock Let's face it: you don't hang onto a D.A.R.E t-shirt from 1996 because it's still in style. It's all about the nostalgia. And the same goes for your memories of road trips in the '90s -- sure, new technology in cars, stereos, and maps have made just about every aspect of a long haul in a car better. Show More Summary

Denver TV Reporter Mindlessly Attacks Obama

It's obvious to me that journalists should no longer be expected not to express opinions, even on the topics they cover. But, sometimes, if journalists have unsupportable opinions that are so extreme, so rude or out-of-step with everyday...Show More Summary

Westerners Continue to Have a Strong Connection to Public Lands

Those of us who spent our careers in the National Parks Service know full well that the allure of the American West is hard to shake off. Call it an affinity, or a closeness--but whether it's the sawtooth ridges of the Grand Tetons or...Show More Summary

Let's Talk About Saving Central America

It's all over the news right now, this idea that Central America needs some sort of saving. Its children are fleeing to our borders by the hundreds of thousands. Our vice president is submitting budgets to Congress in a better-late-than-never attempt to stave off the flow of immigrants. Show More Summary

Go the Distance! Hiking With Your Dog

John Muir said "In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks," I couldn't agree more. Hiking with the pack is one of my favorite things to do. The level of happiness I feel on those mornings is beyond a ten! I feel really relaxed and have absolute silence within me. Show More Summary

Ski Resort Vacations for Non-Skiers

While some may consider the constant snowfall lately to be a source of frustration, skiers and snowboarders have been smiling from ear-to-ear over the fresh pow, especially after a slow start to the season. Colorado too has been getting some love from Mother Nature lately, making it a great time to hit the slopes. Show More Summary

Wicked Tuna: NGS Supports Animal Abuse, Inhumane Education, and Poor Conservation Practices

A few years ago I wrote an essay called "Wicked Tuna: NGS Supports Killing These Majestic Beings" about the launch of a series about killing these sentient animals. I figured the series would run for one season and then be pulled in favor of something else that would be less brutal and more in line with good conservation practices. Show More Summary

New Conservation Science Is Misguided and Too Much About the Major Problem -- Us

Doing conservation "in the name of us" is narrow-minded, short-sighted and misguided. A recent essay published in the Huffington Post by noted scientist and ethicist John Vucetich and his colleagues called "Should We Conserve NatureShow More Summary

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