Guest Columns

The nonviolent history of American independence

Independence Day is commemorated with fireworks and flag-waving, gun salutes and military parades... however, one of our nation’s founding fathers, John Adams, wrote, “A...

My gun control platform

In the 163 days since January 1st 2016, there have been 176 mass shootings in the United States. For the record, I believe that...

No more

After the horrific shooting in Orlando, there are some facts we might want to consider: • A homegrown (U.S.-born, U.S. citizen) Islamist terrorist committed the...

Boulder homeless issues

The beauty of Boulder, nestled in the Foothills and dominated by the Flatirons, is a metro area gem that attracts a great number of...

I slept under a mosquito net for one week; Here’s why

In the five years I have lived in Boulder, Colorado, I have seen bugs, ants and roaches, but not a single mosquito. I know...

Why I am running for Congress

My name is Cliff Willmeng and I am a dad, husband and a full-time registered nurse from Lafayette, Colorado. I am running for U.S....

Lessons in persistence from neighboring municipal utilities

Today the Fort Collins municipal utility is a role model for other utilities. It operates and maintains one of the most reliable electric distribution...

Listening through a prism

Readers of Haley Gray’s April 14, 2016 “Boulder-Nablus Sister City Project heads back to council” might have been surprised when just four days later...

ColoradoCare: You can handle the truth

The current healthcare system has all the hallmarks of an abusive relationship. Well, it’s what we know. Maybe it’ll change. It would be hard...

Sullied bedfellows

Connecting dots is generally considered to be a child’s game. But when applied to politics and all of its bedfellows who usually come out...

Community rights versus environmental destruction: Time to turn the page

In the fall of 2013, a group of community members fighting to ban fracking in Lafayette met with our local State Representative, Mike Foote....

Dark spots, light spots and Apple’s protest

Dr. Mel Gurtov has studied government intrusion into our lives for many decades, including his work as an analyst for the RAND corporation and...
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