Opinion

Inside government

If you follow news about local government – say, Durango’s or La Plata County’s – what is remarkable compared to the national conversation so many of us are having is how seldom party or ideology...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

In your wisdom

Decision-making by ballot was in high order in this fall’s election in Colorado. Tax increases and additions to the constitution and new statutes which never would have been created by the...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

We are so blue

In her concession speech Tuesday night, Democrat Diane Mitsch Bush, who campaigned beautifully for U.S. House against incumbent Republican Rep. Scott Tipton, said, “We have so much work to do....

DATE: Nov. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

We’re so blue

In her concession speech Wednesday night, Democrat Diane Mitsch Bush, who campaigned beautifully for U.S. House against incumbent Republican Rep. Scott Tipton, said, “We have so much work to do....

DATE: Nov. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

It’s your House

So you have a House majority. Congratulations are in order. It’s been a hard-fought campaign, one of the hardest waged that we can recall. More than once we have heard voters say in recent weeks...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Editorials

Not hammer time

You may have seen last week that soldiers from Colorado are heading to the border with Mexico, joining an estimated force of 15,000 being sent to keep a migrant caravan away when it is expected to...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Editorials

North Main

There are two ways of looking at North Main Avenue. Through the eyes of a local who has been riding along that stretch of Durango’s primary north-south corridor for years, or through those of a...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Time’s up

Tuesday’s matching presentations at Fort Lewis College, under the title “Climate Change Solutions: Inspiration from Leaders in Climate Science and Action,” were as much about human relations and...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Down to business

Some of the largest engines in La Plata County’s economy were candid in describing their challenges and successes at last Wednesday’s annual Economic Summit in Ignacio. Among them were increasing...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

It’s Halloween ...

It’s Halloween, that day of autumn we reserve for thoughts of hauntings and a fun take on fear. Except for many of us, some frights better reserved for All Hallows Eve have already been keeping us...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Back in the saddle

For one weekend, at least, it felt just like old times. A flashback to when Durango seemed to be the center of the mountain bike universe. The Colorado High School Cycling League state...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Why we choose

Every election, the editorial boards of the Durango Herald and the Cortez Journal make endorsements. We do it because we persist in believing that once we have interviewed candidates and studied...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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