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Power station closure carries impacts across region

The news is stunning, though anyone studying the changing economics of electrical power generation and distribution might have suspected it on the distant horizon. Still, it is hard to fathom: The...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorial

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An adjustment to Gallagher is needed to maintain local services amid plummeting revenue

Colorado’s Gallagher Amendment to the state constitution is a good example of how a too-rigid mandate, which at the time seems an ideal solution to a problem, can cause significant trouble in the...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorial

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Local voices

The editorial department is accustomed to a bit of a break in correspondence immediately following an election. So it is a bit surprising to type “inundated” and “deluge” to describe the stream of...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorial

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Main Ave. banner is the key to many Animas River questions

A banner hanging over Main Avenue at the Ninth Street intersection reads “We love the Animas River. Do You?” The question is rhetorical, of course. How can anyone here not love the Animas River?...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorial

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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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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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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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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