Year: 2024

Legislators have a clear choice if they want to protect Colorado’s streams and wetlands

Last year, Donald Trump’s Supreme Court rolled back 50 years of clean water protections. Many of Colorado’s rivers, streams and wetlands now have no clean water protection. What is the state legislature doing about it? Colorado legislators can restore reasonable…

Opinion: Colorado isn’t great at recycling. Producer Responsibility should change that

There’s nowhere to go but up for Colorado’s recycling rate. Fortunately, a new program, supported by a diverse coalition of communities from both rural and urban areas, will give our state the boost it needs to finally become a recycling…

Build Affordable: Colorado’s housing crisis plan will work best with an emphasis on actual affordability

Understandably, some Coloradans are confused about proposals to address Colorado’s affordable housing crisis through land use bills lauded by Gov. Jared Polis and pending at the Capitol. Steve Pomerance, an opinion columnist from Boulder, argues loudly the crisis can’t be…

Opinion: As the Colorado River has shrunk, we’ve borne the burden. Now California, Nevada and Arizona must help.

In recent days the states of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming submitted an alternative plan outlining the proposed operations of Lake Powell and Lake Mead after 2026. Woven throughout this alternative plan submitted to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation…

Opinion: Video shows injured wolf muzzled and paraded through a bar. Aggravated animal cruelty? Not in Wyoming.

It’s legal in Wyoming to chase coyotes and run over them with snowmobiles, but recently, a man used his snowmobile to run down a wolf until it was disabled. Then he taped the wolf’s mouth shut and paraded the animal…

Opinion: Despite questionable poll, most Coloradans aren’t anti-growth

Steve Pomerance’s March 22 article in The Post discussed a 2022 poll purporting to show widespread opposition within Colorado to population growth. Pomerance does a disservice to readers by failing to provide important background about this poll. First, the poll…

Opinion: Denver’s ban on soda from kid menus is most certainly not libertarian

If the government can help people make better decisions about their health, wealth, and welfare, should it? Who should decide what is “better?” Recently the Denver City Council passed an ordinance to ban restaurants from offering sugary drinks on children’s…

Renck vs. Keeler: As Nuggets chase repeat, which Western Conference team provides Denver’s trickiest matchup?

Sean Keeler: I’m telling ya, there’s a silver lining to the Nuggets losing the inside track on the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference, my friend. Actually, there’s three. First, it means Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray would avoid…

Opinion: The grim legacy of Columbine after 25 years

This April marks the 25th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre, a watershed moment in American history that has become emblematic of a harrowing chapter in our national narrative on gun violence and mass shootings. The tragedy of Columbine, where two students…

Renck: Holy Toledo! Broncos can’t go cornerback at 12th pick with so many other needs

Over the next few weeks, Nikola Jokic will win his third MVP award for the Nuggets. There will be no Hart-break for the Avalanche’s Nathan MacKinnon. And the Broncos, drum roll please, will draft a cornerback. Wait, what? Didn’t they…