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Opinion: Passage of landmark Great American Outdoors Act now looks like an election-year show

For all the hype and excitement with which the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) was advertised by U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, Interior Secretary David Bernhardt and President Trump, it appears their signature conservation legislation was nothing more than an election-season façade.    Signed into law in August, the GAOA was sold to the American public as […]

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Opinion: William Pendley has no regard for the people or lands he is illegally serving

Don’t dig for water under the outhouse. William Perry Pendley, the embattled appointed director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has recently emerged from a period of lying low with a message to the public. However, Pendley’s recent commentary to The Denver Post titled, “America’s largest land manager now amidst public lands,” was little […]

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Opinion: The CORE Act represents every aspect of what makes this state great

Any spare time I had this fall was spent outside in the mountains and mesas, getting another dose of that wide-open majestic landscape that defines Colorado’s Western Slope.  Living in Grand Junction, I’m surrounded by public lands, a priceless asset of American heritage and identity. It’s an exciting time for the great outdoors of our […]