Pining for that peck on the cheek

At 17 years of age, my dad (Fred Richardson) went to work for Marie Scott. Marie was the previous owner of what is now the Double RL Ranch. I remember Marie as a person who was tougher than a $4 steak and a genuinely good human being. She used to bring us kids storebought cookies from time to time. Dad worked for Marie off and on for many years.

Animas Forks: Our backyard ghost town

Editor's note: We hope you enjoy the first column from our newest contributor, Carolyn Snowbarger of Ridgway. Carolyn is a retired teacher who has a curiosity for the history of this region. Her column will appear in this space once a month.

Looming state budget cuts will nick everyone

Colorado’s general fund is taking a pounding during the pandemic. Unless Washington steps in with more aid to state and local governments, legislators are facing the challenge of cutting potentially up to $3 billion from our $12.4 billion general fund budget, affec ting K-12 education, health care, higher education and core services.

Speed of economic return depends on staying safe

Life as a legislator these days is unusual and challenging. Our time at home is spent working, navigating a world of new problems and new concerns. We’re getting ready to return to Denver in May to fulfill our constitutional obligation to pass the state budget and school finance law.