Opinion

Our View: FOCUS 2021: The Herald’s topics for in-depth editorial coverage this year

What do we want Durango to become? What can be done to make this beloved hometown and second home to many more livable, more sustainable, more friendly? Questions like that underpin the Herald’s...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: Ordinary people are suffering in wake of Capitol siege

What happened Jan. 6 at the nation’s Capitol was a shocking attack on our democracy as well as a literal attack on the building, our legislators and the workers who were in it at the time. Those...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2021 | UPDATED: 2 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: Public health workers deserve accolades, not blame

On Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, managers at San Juan Basin Public Health gathered to discuss how they might prepare for the coming COVID-19 pandemic. They had no idea what to expect. And like the rest of...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: Does Durango risk becoming just another resort town?

What must the city do to maintain Durango’s unique identity and avoid becoming just another Colorado mountain resort town? That was one of the key questions raised in two Zoom webinar meetings...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2021 | UPDATED: 2 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: Impose the 25th amendment to eject Trump

The storming of the nation’s Capitol on Wednesday afternoon – a raw and mindless attempt to express allegiance to a president who has repeatedly driven Americans apart with his self-centered and...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2021 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Open meetings preserve public trust

The Durango City Council will hold its regular online meeting this evening, and may end up spending some of that meeting in executive session – ostensibly for the purpose of discussing the...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: Looking back at 2020 in Letters to the Editor

Letters that appeared on The Durango Herald’s opinion pages in 2020 reflected the breadth of issues in La Plata County and the variety of perspectives that can be applied. In the first few months...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: State oversight of oil and gas industry shifts this month

It’s a new day for the oil and gas industry and the many Coloradans it impacts. That’s because new state regulations governing the industry go into effect Jan. 15, thanks to the work of the remade...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: COVID-19: The truth

Daniel Bergman has heard it all, every possible irrational, misinformed, paranoid idea about COVID-19 and the vaccines. A few examples: Bill Gates created the virus. The vaccine is a female...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: Join the Herald in choosing FOCUS 2021 topics

The Durango Herald editorial board has decided to add a new element to our opinion pages in 2021 – and we want your help. We’re going to identify four or five special topics that we will examine...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: More diversity at MSNBC bodes well for all

cq ReidOut Tectonic changes are happening in the television news business, changes that are going to forever alter the scope of the news we consume – and in a good way. On Dec. 7 MSNBC named...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: Every day is a good day for gratitude

When a person doesn’t have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity. A person can almost be defined by his or her attitude toward gratitude. – Elie Wiesel Type the word “gratitude”...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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