Opinion

The unmaking

In December of 2016, President Barack Obama declared Bears Ears, that stunning part of southeastern Utah, a national monument, comprising nearly 1.4 million acres. In December of 2017, President...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Editorials

The bees’ needs

There was a lengthy and fascinating report in the New York Times magazine last week, “The Insect Apocalypse Is Here .” Biologists who have been studying newly accessible historical records find...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Editorials

Who will stand up?

Twelve days ago, we reluctantly took up the behavior of Durango School District 9-R Superintendent Dan Snowberger. At the time, we could not understand how a person in a position of such...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Editorials

To the barricades

On Black Friday, the administration of President Donald Trump released the Fourth National Climate Assessment . It had no real choice in the matter; it is required by law to release it. It was only...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Good cop, bad cop

We were surprised this week when we heard that Lt. Ryan Engle, a 20-plus-year veteran of the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office, was forced to resign after he was caught on video stealing several...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

We look weak

We keep glancing southward. This time it is to the border crossing at Tijuana. Nearly a month ago, we were chagrined to see U.S. troops , including soldiers from Colorado, dispatched to the...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Transition choice

When Gov.-elect Jared Polis announced his transition teams recently, there was some fear and frustration and even a protest in Boulder about the makeup of the 16-member education team. Polis said...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Costly rules

Colorado recently joined 13 states, including California, to set new limits on vehicle emissions . This means that nearly all new vehicles sold in state by 2025 must average 36 miles per gallon of...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

A useful beast

Donald McCaig died earlier this month. Foremost a sheep-and-collie man, his was also a very mid-century American life. As The Washington Post noted , McCaig “trained Marines to shoot, taught...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Not so super

We have been left scratching our heads at the behavior of Durango School District 9-R Superintendent Dan Snowberger. The trouble this time began earlier this month when a Durango Herald reporter...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Thank Sarah Hale

Days of thanksgiving have been celebrated in North America going back at least to the 17th century, and almost certainly before that. The Thanksgiving we celebrate in modern times, however, really...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Treasure trove

Members of the Rockefeller family have been known for their early advocacy for the nation’s parks and open spaces, playing critical roles in the acquisition and protection of ecologically diverse...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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