There was a lengthy and fascinating report in the New York Times magazine last week, “The Insect Apocalypse Is Here .” Biologists who have been studying newly accessible historical records find...
DATE: Dec. 6, 2018 |
Twelve days ago, we reluctantly took up the behavior of Durango School District 9-R Superintendent Dan Snowberger. At the time, we could not understand how a person in a position of such...
DATE: Dec. 4, 2018 |
On Black Friday, the administration of President Donald Trump released the Fourth National Climate Assessment . It had no real choice in the matter; it is required by law to release it. It was only...
DATE: Dec. 3, 2018 |
We were surprised this week when we heard that Lt. Ryan Engle, a 20-plus-year veteran of the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office, was forced to resign after he was caught on video stealing several...
DATE: Nov. 30, 2018 |
We keep glancing southward. This time it is to the border crossing at Tijuana. Nearly a month ago, we were chagrined to see U.S. troops , including soldiers from Colorado, dispatched to the...
DATE: Nov. 29, 2018 |
When Gov.-elect Jared Polis announced his transition teams recently, there was some fear and frustration and even a protest in Boulder about the makeup of the 16-member education team. Polis said...
DATE: Nov. 27, 2018 |
Colorado recently joined 13 states, including California, to set new limits on vehicle emissions . This means that nearly all new vehicles sold in state by 2025 must average 36 miles per gallon of...
DATE: Nov. 26, 2018 |
Donald McCaig died earlier this month. Foremost a sheep-and-collie man, his was also a very mid-century American life. As The Washington Post noted , McCaig “trained Marines to shoot, taught...
DATE: Nov. 23, 2018 |
We have been left scratching our heads at the behavior of Durango School District 9-R Superintendent Dan Snowberger. The trouble this time began earlier this month when a Durango Herald reporter...
DATE: Nov. 22, 2018 |
Days of thanksgiving have been celebrated in North America going back at least to the 17th century, and almost certainly before that. The Thanksgiving we celebrate in modern times, however, really...
DATE: Nov. 20, 2018 |
Members of the Rockefeller family have been known for their early advocacy for the nation’s parks and open spaces, playing critical roles in the acquisition and protection of ecologically diverse...
DATE: Nov. 19, 2018 |
Sixty-one years ago this November, a small dog, a stray lured off the streets of Moscow, was sent aloft in the Soviet spacecraft Sputnik II. Laika became the first animal to orbit the Earth,...
DATE: Nov. 16, 2018 |
Archers compete in the gruling Mountain Archery Festival on Saturday at Purgatory Resort.
Photos of the 2005 Fort Lewis College men's Division II National Championship team
Durango celebrates the Fourth of July with a parade on Main Avenue.
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July 18, 2018
La Plata County commissioners unanimously lift fire restrictions
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