Opinion

Ag Expo: A great way to spend a day or two with the region’s many faces of agriculture

If you haven’t attended the Four States Agricultural Exposition in recent years, you’re likely to be surprised at the breadth of agriculture in the region. It goes far beyond cattle, hay and grain,...

DATE: March 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Outdoor Pursuits: Outdoor offerings and natural setting, FLC recruitment should leverage both

One of Durango’s best views of the La Plata Mountains is from Rim Drive on the Fort Lewis College campus. As the college seeks to increase its attractiveness to potential students and its...

DATE: March 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Sunshine week: A yearly celebration of public and press access to government information

The belief that good government flourishes when it is well-supervised by citizens has been deeply held in this country since its founding. As firmly entrenched as that value is, Americans shouldn’t...

DATE: March 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

DHS and PCCS: Educational partnership makes career and college offerings more accessible

College class offerings for Durango High School students will be much more accessible this fall when the newly renamed Pueblo Community College Southwest – formerly Southwest Colorado Community...

DATE: March 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Chaco landscape A powerful union of land and sky, Zinke defers leases but threats remains

In response to public outcry, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has deferred the sale of oil and gas leases near Chaco Culture National Historical Park. That may, or may not, be a positive sign for...

DATE: March 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Student walkout: An opportunity for youth locally and nationally to lead the way on gun safety

Building on the frustration of the lack of gun safety in our schools and nation, expressed so articulately and emotionally by the students of the Parkland, Florida high school shooting, youth...

DATE: March 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Caucus! Shape the future of your party, get in on the ground floor of the political process

Colorado’s political precinct caucuses, which will be held Tuesday, March 6, are the first formal opportunity for voters to weigh-in on the candidates and issues in the 2018 election. Precinct...

DATE: March 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

FLC president: ISO collaborator, unifier with ability to tap into region’s assets, opportunities

Fort Lewis College benefits from a wealth of resources colleges in other parts of the country can only wish for. Outdoor classrooms draw on our region’s extraordinary natural and cultural assets....

DATE: March 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Colorado women: “We can do it!” 125 years leading the way on women’s suffrage, equal rights

It is during the month of March nationally that the achievements of women are commemorated. For Colorado women, there is much to celebrate. To date, 152 women from all over the state have been...

DATE: March 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Durango Film: Independent film festival celebrates its 13th year with local, international flair

The previews end, the theater darkens and we’re off on a journey of a director’s making, ideally, not totally sure where we’re heading. We may have a sense of what’s to come, but not all the...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Listen to them: Brave young people with many bold ideas were treated reprehensibly

The primary responsibility a civilization has to its children – after working to ensure their survival, which surely should go without saying – is to help them grow into strong, engaged adults. ...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Lake Nighthorse: Bring your ideas to the meetings that will craft recreation plans for reservoir

Finding solutions together. That’s the subtext of the city’s announcement of upcoming public meetings to explore options for shared recreation at Lake Nighthorse. As the county learned in recent...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials