Opinion

Our view: No stopping wolves

With the reintroduction of wolves in Colorado due on the fall ballot, and with surveyed support for the measure preliminarily strong, we are not surprised to see more push-back (“Western Slope...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Some of the lesser bills in the state Legislature

We told you not long ago about a bill in the Colorado Legislature aimed at reducing distracted driving (“Drivers, stop looking at your phones! ” Jan. 16). It is one of those nuts-and-bolts fixes we...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2020 | UPDATED: 12 hours 34 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: It’s time to give every Durango student a full midday meal

The issues of school lunch debt and lunch shaming never seem to be far from the news lately – on one day in late January, for example, we found stories about a Rotary Club in Crossville, Tennessee,...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Whose lousy idea was this bridge?

When we saw the artist rendering of the new, proposed bridge over 32nd Street in the Herald Wednesday morning, it was a coffee-spitting moment. They must be joking. This thing is an instant...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Rewilding’s not as crazy as it sounds

The first time we bumped into the term “rewilding,” our thoughts were, “Hubris?” and then “Jurassic Park!” The term, which seems to date to the 1990s, is actually more modest than that. It refers...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Don’t swallow Colorado health care propaganda

No one likes to be fooled. Yet there seems to be an entire industry that has grown up around the proposition that when it comes to public policy, particularly about health care, the American people...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Keeping score on Trump’s impeachment trial

As the trial of President Trump ramped up Thursday, senators were sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts, marking the third impeachment trial in the nation’s long, continuous history. Senators like...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Drivers, stop looking at your phones!

Anyone on the roads today who does not realize distracted driving is a problem is probably distracted. Motorists who do not drive while talking on a hand-held phone are in the minority. Besides...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: On the streets of Tehran, a gasp of truth

The most extraordinary sounds and sights have been reaching us from Iran over the last several days, unlike almost anything the outside world has seen since the Iranian revolution, 41 years ago,...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Shame on who?

Americans and much of the world have been treated lately to the specter of war and the theater of brinkmanship. There also have been seemingly no end of experts on the Mideast who tell us things...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: We need to hear more about this city budget boondoggle

Waiting can make people anxious whether it means standing in line or anticipating the messiah. Lately, we have been a little jumpy about the city of Durango, which is usually expressed in terms...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Deep purple looks good on us

Robert Frost once wrote a very short poem: We dance round in a ring and suppose, But the Secret sits in the middle and knows. This is worth remembering as we look at the Colorado electorate and...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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