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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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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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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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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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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

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Common reading experience connects college and community through reading

Read the book and join the conversation! So goes the motto for Fort Lewis College’s Common Reading Experience (CRE). A unique program, but not unique to Durango, CRE programs are increasingly a...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorial

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College Drive: Initial negative reaction to auto-lane trims is premature

The thought of reducing College Drive to a single through lane in each direction had plenty of drivers responding with “no way.” College Drive is a major east-west artery between Second and Eighth...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorial

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Super Bowl LI promises a good game, and perhaps a break from politics

For 50 years, it has been a de facto national holiday. Well, perhaps not quite that long. The first Super Bowl, the AFL-NFL World Championship Game held in Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum between the...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorial