War over wolves: Opposing sides of wolf reintroduction argue their cases ahead of November ballot proposition

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, October 2, 2020 — While other Routt County residents spent their stay-at-home days binge-watching Netflix shows or trying to bake Instagram-worthy loaves of bread amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Larry Desjardin developed an obsession with wolves.

More specifically, Desjardin, a conservationist in Routt County, wanted to know how bringing wolves back to Colorado would impact the environment and what would be required to ensure a balance in the ecosystem. 

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Letter: Don’t dismiss Black voices you find inconvenient

Letter: Don’t dismiss Black voices you find inconvenient

I used to be a Black Lives Matter advocate until I realized I was doing it out of racist motivations. I still acknowledge we are entrenched in a deep pit of racism, and I’m writing this to help our local community know how to be real advocates for Black lives.

I was struck, again, with America’s racism as I read the news following the Republican National Convention. I’d like you to imagine that you are a Black American who told your story at the RNC, only to be dismissed by the “anti-racist” left as an Uncle Tom, a race traitor, a sellout or a token.

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Letter: Democrats’ anger, fear and division

Letter: Democrats’ anger, fear and division

Steamboat Pilot & Today, August 24, 2020 — “The current president has cloaked America in darkness for much too long. Too much anger. Too much fear. Too much division.”

Those are the words of presidential candidate Joe Biden in his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention last week. The entire theme of the DNC was that America is an angry, fearful, divided country governed by a corrupt, selfish businessman. For those at the DNC, President Trump and his supporters are the source of this anger, fear and division, but they have it exactly backwards.

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