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Voters in Bayfield will decide this fall whether to lift the ban on marijuana dispensaries within the town’s limits, which was put in place soon after Colorado voters in 2014 made retail sales...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Sign of our times

It was a sign. A sign posted in a restroom in a downtown Durango restaurant. To the folks who run the restaurant, it was a funny sign. A harmless sign done up in the style of an Old West wanted...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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State Senator Don Coram is a different breed of politician. And we wish there were more like him. Not wedded to party doctrine, Coram keeps his interests in Denver aligned with those of the people...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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La Plata County Sheriff Sean Smith, a Democrat, is running for re-election this fall against Republican Charles Hamby and independent candidate Dean Mize. Experienced in law enforcement, Both Hamby...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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La Plata County Sheriff Sean Smith, a Democrat, is running for reelection this fall against Republican Charles Hamby and independent candidate Dean Mize. Experienced in law enforcement, Both Hamby...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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Amendments Y and Z are separate measures proposing changes to the Colorado Constitution, but they should be considered as a matched set. If passed, the first would create a commission to redraw...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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There are some intriguing aspects to Amendment 73, which would add $1.6 billion to school spending statewide. For school districts, the consistent drop in the percentage applied to residential...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Not dark yet

La Plata County has seen too many suicides. That has left community members wrestling with their own emotions and the best ways to respond. The Herald’s Creating Connections youth suicide...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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There is a lot to like about the candidates running to be Colorado’s next attorney general. Both George Brauchler, the Republican, and Phil Weiser, the Democrat, bring impressive lists of relevant...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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Amendment W, which has broad support in both houses of the Colorado state Legislature, is not as complicated as its ballot language may suggest. At heart, the measure seeks to change how our...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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Voters have a choice of methods to fund the needed improvements for Colorado’s highways, with a choice of results. Use a large amount of existing general fund revenues, which may be needed for...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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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

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