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Gov. Jared Polis has issued a statewide stay-at-home order for non-essential workers and activities.


Our view: Democrats are still looking for a hero

It has been very hard to miss New York Governor Andrew Cuomo over the last several weeks of the pandemic, for several excellent reasons. The packed New York City area quickly and frighteningly has...

DATE: March 31, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Ravishing music for shut-ins

In 1963, “Wall of Sound” record producer Phil Spector had a can’t-miss idea: have his stable of artists, including The Crystals, The Ronettes and Darlene Love, cover Christmas classics such as...

DATE: March 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Ranchers who do it right

Back in late October of 2019 – which now seems an awfully long time ago – we told you about the Leopold Conservation Award, which annually honors landowners in Colorado and 19 other states. The...

DATE: March 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Plague Journal: Perhaps it’s good to know even the apocalypse cannot bend our natures

This allegedly has been the week of taking the virus seriously in our corner of the world, or more seriously. But it is just not in our nature to believe what we are told at first blush and move in...

DATE: March 25, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: In the pandemic, teach whomever you can

It’s too soon to know how as Americans or humans we are going to get through this pandemic when we are not at the end of the beginning; when one after another, shops and businesses shutter, state...

DATE: March 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Online art to stir souls

We’ve seen a lot of helpful suggestions of ways people who are stuck indoors also can avoid dying of boredom, which may be the next great American challenge. They include a list of animal cams ...

DATE: March 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: With the Roths

With movie theaters prudently shut for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic and many people hunkered down at home, there are several lights in a time of disruption, one of which is HBO’s new...

DATE: March 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Plague journal: How we spent the pandemic

How far away can we stay from each other and for how long? That was the question uppermost in our mind on day 78 of the pandemic, when we began this entry Wednesday. We are counting the days since...

DATE: March 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: The big repeal

In 1757, Benjamin Franklin – newspaperman, inventor, Freemason and more – was dispatched to England by the Pennsylvania Assembly to lobby for the colony. He was sent to protest the machinations of...

DATE: March 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: The greatest protest song

Several weeks ago, in quieter moments, we began hearing Sinéad O’Connor’s “Black Boys On Mopeds .” Is this not the greatest protest song? we’d ask ourselves, for it was all in our head. It’s a...

DATE: March 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: From a distance, we salute you

By Friday morning we had all of the feelings the lighthouse keeper must experience with the approach of a storm. It was abetted by driving rain in Durango, and was just another in a list of...

DATE: March 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Now everyone wants to fight the Nazis

The ACLU’s roots reach back to the National Civil Liberties Bureau, founded in 1917 to assist American conscientious objectors in World War I, which the organization definitely opposed. It also...

DATE: March 13, 2020 | UPDATED: Less than 1 minute ago | CATEGORY: Editorials

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