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Thanksgiving: Finding family, yours or as part of the community; should be no solitary affair

There is nothing like loss to make one appreciate what we are grateful for. Our community has sustained significant loss recently, in the lives of people we knew and loved to suicide, and in our...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Tax reform: It’s necessary, but must be fair, equitable and not further bankrupt our country

What the tax-reform package – if any – that Congress eventually sends to the president will include is anyone’s guess. The possible components of this $1.5 trillion dollar “cut,” though, are lined...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Gwen Lachelt’s focus belongs on local constituents; network should wait until term ends

Gwen Lachelt received a pass from the Eagle County attorney asked to judge the legal aspects surrounding her role as a founder and the executive director of a multi-state conservation group as she...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Intersection art: Public art for U.S. 160/550 needs to be everything the Arc of History was not

To be clear: Durango’s recent call for a lead artist (or team of artists) to head up a project to design public art for the town’s gateway intersection at U.S. Highway 160 and U.S. Highway 550 has...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Bayfield DMV: Challenging times breed innovation, efficiencies, solutions and compromise

In small towns, things like a government office closing matter – a lot. Because it can be seen as a signal of disinvestment, and movement in the wrong direction, local governments and the...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Leasing plan: DOI is ‘streamlining’ regulations, straight past local input

Late last month, the Department of the Interior released a report titled “Review of the Department of the Interior Actions that Potentially Burden Domestic Energy.” That’s a fair topic to review,...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Mill levy vote: Across Colorado, communities like ours voted to provide for needed services

Such a nice surprise, waking up on Wednesday to learn that Ballot Question 2A/4A – a mill levy increase to support the Durango Fire Protection District – was handily passed by both city and county...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Honoring veterans: Repaying our debt with quality care, not mere words

With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds, to care...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

FLC enrollment: New leaders, data, geography and brand identity must drive enrollment strategy

Student enrollment at Fort Lewis College dropped 6.6 percent this fall to 3,356 students, a decline of 239 from a year ago, and 709 since 2013. Freshmen enrollment fell by an even larger...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Arctic refuge: With no good reason to drill, Gardner should oppose oil lease sales in ANWR

President Donald Trump and many of his colleagues in Washington seem to have no affinity for landscapes any wilder than the rough on a golf course. Colo. Sen. Cory Gardner knows better and he...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Vote! – Durango Fire Protection District and school board decisions await your ballot

T o reiterate the 2017 Coordinated Election recommendations of The Durango Herald editorial board: On Ballot Question 2A/4A, asking both Durango residents (2A) and La Plata County voters covered...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Native American Heritage Week: Be sure to attend FLC presentations featuring Native authors and artists

Locals looking to make more of a connection with our true Four Corners neighbors will appreciate next week’s focus at Fort Lewis College. Native American Heritage Week, five days of performances,...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials