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There are plenty of good reasons to turn away Amendment 74 to the Colorado Constitution, which is on this November’s ballot. Created to require state and local governments to reimburse mineral...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

One fish, two fish

You don’t have to be an avid angler or an aquatic biologist to be excited by the announcement from Colorado Parks and Wildlife that a unique species of cutthroat trout – native to the San Juan...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Precious and free

Alex Jones is annoying. Jones, who is sometimes called a conspiracy theorist, is a provocateur. In our line of work, there are always a few of those – persistent, bullying and best ignored. There...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our endorsements

Regents at-large Both major-party candidates for an at-large seat on the University of Colorado Board of Regents this year are well qualified for the post. We had the pleasure of interviewing the...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our endorsements

The Herald begins a series of endorsements for the 2018 elections, covering all relevant state and local races and initiatives. Ballot initiative 173, referred by petition, is styled as “Campaign...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Bliss Bruen’s sudden death stuns us all

Durango lost one of its most visionary community organizers Tuesday morning when Bliss Bruen died after a brief fight with aggressive cancer. The suddenness of her passing has us collectively...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Tiny homes

Tiny homes are big right now. Not just in Colorado but all around the West. And while affordability and necessity are two big reasons for their popularity, they are also attracting great interest...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

BP’s sale of its San Juan assets is notable

BP, the worldwide energy company that has been such a large player in the two-state San Juan Basin’s natural gas field, has announced it sees better opportunities elsewhere. To pay for that...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Drought, warming change our colors

If you’ve been seeing the tinge of yellow on trees, signaling the end of summer, and wondering how the season escaped you, we have some news: It’s not just you. Fall color is coming on sooner this...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

The Times called an audible and fumbled

When The New York Times published an anonymous opinion piece Wednesday purporting to be written by a senior member of the Donald Trump administration and claiming that the author and others were...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Extensive study shows, fortunately, no lasting impacts from Gold King spill

Aesop gets the credit for telling us that “appearances are often deceiving.” That he said it over 2,500 years ago should have left plenty of time for the lesson to sink in. The results of a...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

McCain found morality in a dark place, and brought it to a bright career

John McCain’s years of captivity in Hanoi, held by the North Vietnamese after his plane was hit by a missile, rightly became one of the centerpieces of his life. His resistance to his captors as he...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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