Opinion / Commentary

Just A Coincidence? I Think Not!

By Mayor John O’Brien
In the interest of full disclosure, let it be known that the author of this article is not married to the Editor.

My son was reviewing some notes from one of his old philosophy courses and found the amazing letter below. He wrote: “It was a letter of consolation from a stoic named Stilpo to his friend Liberalis after Liberalis’ city was destroyed by fire.  It’s interesting that his city was named

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Colorado State Fair: Shaping the Future of Agriculture

By John Salazar, Commissioner of Agriculture

Later this month, Coloradans from across the state will converge on Pueblo for the 141st Colorado State Fair.  While the event promises a top-notch carnival, national recording artists, and entertainment galore, don’t forget the true mission of the fair is based on agriculture and education.

The Colorado State Fair is the centerpiece of our effort to educate the public on the importance of not only the food system, but on the efforts of the entire agricultural

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Van Jones Dey-Notes are Heard

by Coco Gordon

You wouldn’t believe what we heard buzzing about around PlanBoulder’s year end Celebration event at the Boulderado Hotel! There was a greek style dinner buffet, swanky drinks (yumm) with featured keynote speaker, Van Jones, “ Does dense make sense?,” author of “The Green-Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems.”

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The Other Side of the GMO Issue

By Steve Wratten

I am writing to respond to several topics in the article by Kayann Short (Lyons Recorder, Sept. 1) about her concerns over genetically-modified (GM) crops. To avoid misunderstanding, GM crops have had a gene inserted into their chromosomes to confer a new desirable trait. Ms. Short’s article consisted mainly of her opinions, which frankly do not agree with those of U.S. Federal regulatory agencies (EPA, USDA, FDA), nor those of states and many foreign

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The Top Ten Reasons You Should Get High on Jesus

  1. You will meet people who’s name is not Dude.
  2. There are no toxic carcinogens.
  3. You won’t get the munchies.
  4. You don’t need a prescription.

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