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Opinion: Colorado’s Ken Salazar is steering Mexico toward better relations with the U.S.

Congratulations to President Joe Biden for persuading Mexico’s President, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, to meet with him in Washington on July 12 to discuss key Mexico-U.S. issues, especially those pertaining to the border. I believe, however, that much of the credit should go to the U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, Ken Salazar, who has done something […]

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Pritchett: Hanging with birders sharpens the senses — no matter where you look

I caught some sleep during the short interlude between frenzied barking dogs and the crowing roosters. It wasn’t enough. I won’t lie, this Mexico trip wasn’t easy, and in all the cliché ways: A grapefruit-sized whip spider shedding its exoskeleton on the bathroom ceiling, a scorpion skittering down the hallway, tiny biting ants stinging my […]

Posted inClimate, Environment, News

Federal government will build climate observatory near Gunnison to monitor drought

By Felicia Fonseca, The Associated Press FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The U.S. Department of Energy on Tuesday announced a new kind of climate observatory near Crested Butte that will help scientists better predict rain and snowfall in the U.S. West and determine how much of it will flow through the region in the Colorado River. The […]

Posted inColoradans, Crime and Courts, Health, News

Counterfeit opioid pills made in Mexico pushed Colorado into a third, deadly wave of the opioid crisis

Colorado has entered the third wave — the deadliest wave so far — in the opioid epidemic, as counterfeit opioid pills made to look like real oxycodone or Xanax are supplanting heroin in state drug-smuggling operations, the regional DEA office has warned. The evidence is in the overdose statistics, which skyrocketed in 2020. Overdoses due […]

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Colorado history: How a clash of legal traditions impacted Mexican women and land rights amid a shifting U.S. border

The year 1848 marked two notable moments in U.S. women’s history. The suffrage movement was formally born at Seneca Falls, New York, where activists proclaimed women’s equality in a manifesto titled “The Declaration of Sentiments.” Earlier in the year in Mexico, another document, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, was signed and ceded 55% of Mexican […]