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Industry’s right to local government broadband restrictions has expired

Access to technology, and removing impediments to that access, should not be partisan issues. Last week, though, Colorado’s Senate Business, Labor and Technology Committee killed, on a party-line...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorial

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Ar 170219531

Basing TABOR formula on state costs may be the best way forward

There are several components to the Taxpayer’s Bill Of Rights amendment to Colorado’s Constitution, but the two which residents pay the greatest attention to are the requirement that voters approve...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorial

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Ar 170219582

Hotel plan brings questions about growth, economy

It appears an 86-room hotel proposed for 1111 Camino del Rio is on its way. The project is intriguing. It would make a visual improvement along the Camino corridor, add a section of River Trail,...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorial

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Award-winning logo design has been welcomed by students of all nations

To put it simply, we like it. And we are not the only ones. The judges of the 2016 Collegiate Advertising Awards agreed, awarding Fort Lewis College a first place, gold designation for its new logo...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorial

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SB 93 would have helped improve bicycling safety and experience

Durango’s winter Bike to Work Day is taking place next Friday. Unfortunately, a bill that would make it safer to do so was killed last week on a 3-2 party-line vote by members of the Senate’s...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorial

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Ar 170219761

Fort Lewis men put home winning streak on the line

It is remarkable what the Fort Lewis College men’s basketball team has been doing on its home court. With a 90-71 win over Colorado Mesa on Saturday, the team extended its home winning streak to 30...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorial

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Nation’s 33rd president had many words of wisdom to offer our present 45th

There has been speculation that no one in the nation was more surprised by President Trump’s election than Donald Trump himself. This claim, popular with his detractors but admitted by some...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorial

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Tax receipts from pot have become a substantial cash source for governments

Marijuana sales in Colorado for the calendar year 2016 grew 33 percent compared with last year, according to figures released last week, to $1.3 billion. That is a “B.” For the state, there had...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorial

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Ar 170219910

Colorado should join mountain movement to end the death penalty

It fits on a bumper sticker and packs a punch, both moral and legal. “Why do we kill people – who kill people – to show people – that killing people – is wrong?” Therein lays the basis of the moral...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorial

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Ar 170219980

Water District: 50-plus years of experience is water under the bridge with recent changes

The decision of commissioners in two counties to appoint different representatives to the Southwestern Water Conservation District is a change worth watching, especially in a year that may well...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorial

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Ar 170209576

A positive outcome of recent elections: A more active and engaged citizenry

It is good to see that activism is alive and well in Durango, and nationally. This past presidential election was possibly the most acrimonious in recent history. It may have turned off as many...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorial

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State’s high-capacity magazine ban should stand

W e have been here before. It is a common reaction by Coloradans to news that S.B. 7, a bill to repeal the state’s ban on gun magazines holding more than 15 rounds of ammunition, is still alive in...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorial