Opinion

Our favorite pets can have a place on the patio, but not on every patio

You say Durango has gone to the dogs? That’s certainly not news. Stroll downtown or hike a local trail, and you will encounter dogs on nearly every block and at every bend of the path. Even on an...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

We’re with you: Today, we join more than 100 newspapers to set the record straight about our work

Today and tomorrow, more than 100 newspapers around the country are running editorials in order to take the strongest stand against attacks on journalists that falsely cast us as enemies of the...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Paul Jones: We welcome independent Paul Jones to the race for Colorado House District 59

Just who the heck is Paul Jones? Many folks in Colorado House District 59, which includes La Plata, Archuleta, San Juan, Ouray, Hinsdale and Gunnison counties, are asking the same question this...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Editorial: Hard cases

If the name Karrar Noaman Al Khammasi doesn’t ring a bell, that’s not the worst thing. A week ago, several Colorado Springs police officers responded to shots fired downtown. They found an armed...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

PERA has another problem, and politicians say they won’t stand for it.

If socially responsible investments provided a better return than putting money into gun manufacturing, the market would take care of itself and there would be no need to have an awkward...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Much improved: GCC makes good on commitment to improve CR 120

There is no pleasing some people. That must be recognized in any attempt to praise La Plata County and Grupos Cementos de Chihuahua for the road improvements made since 2016 on the northern...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Then we were one: A combined City and County of Durango

It was in 2030 that rural La Plata County residents said they wanted to participate in Durango’s increasingly appealing lifestyle and strong economy, which they had felt isolated from and even...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Impotent rage: This is no time for smashing stars

Recently, a young man took a pickaxe to President Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Austin Clay, 24, absolutely pulverized the terrazzo-and-brass emblem. After, he said, “I think I...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Step right up: Petitions seek your support at Durango’s farmers market

Something important has been going on this summer at the Durango Farmers Market on Saturday mornings, in addition to the string quartets and the human-powered bicycle blender. In 2016, Colorado...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Colorado Day

Today marks 142 years of Colorado statehood, and looking back over those years, and the decades that preceded Aug. 1, 1876, it is impossible to ignore the dependence of our state on our bounty of...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

A modest solution

Those looking forward to a hike in the Sand Canyon and Rock Creek trails west of Cortez now find their adventure beginning sooner than expected as they pull off County Road G to the parking area. ...

DATE: July 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Road show: County’s pursuit of road claims is not in public’s interest

Montezuma County Commissioners James Lambert, Keenan Ertel and Larry Don Suckla created a stir when they passed a resolution in June asserting that 17 roads and trails in the San Juan National...

DATE: July 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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