Guest Columns

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Opening your heart for Valentine’s Day

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In the United States, St. Valentine’s Day is celebrated widely with candy, flowers and private expressions of affection. I proposed to my wife on...