Opinion

Our View: Bill to phase out single-use plastic is timely, wise

When we first heard about the plastics management bill being introduced into the Colorado Assembly this session, we groaned. In a nutshell, House Bill 21-116 2 will ban the use of single-use...

DATE: March 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: Herald endorses Bosmans, Furtney and Youssef

Durango voters are choosing from among seven strong candidates with different backgrounds and priorities to fill the three City Council seats up for election, All seven want to work see the city’s...

DATE: March 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: Thanks to Bennet, American children win

While many Americans may be focused on the $1,400 stimulus checks wending their way toward them, those who will be most impacted in a positive way by the American Rescue Act are actually American...

DATE: March 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: Vote ‘Yes’ on lodgers tax ballot question

An increase in Durango’s lodgers tax, which ought to occur, has a long list of supporters and few if any naysayers. A major supporter is the Durango Area Hospitality and Lodgers Association; it is...

DATE: March 10, 2021 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: Let’s practice civil discourse

When Christi Zeller first heard about protesters picketing San Juan Basin Public Health Director Liane Jollon’s house, she thought, “I know what that feels like.” Zeller, executive director of the...

DATE: March 6, 2021 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: Assembly needs to step up on redistricting conundrum

Colorado is facing an unprecedented constitutional crisis as it attempts to accomplish redistricting for our Congressional and state legislative seats. Until now, the legislative districts have...

DATE: March 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: Hang on for a mask-free future

Hope is breaking out all over. You can almost feel it in the air, as more and more Southwest Colorado residents get vaccinated for COVID-19. Soon, this nightmare will be over, we are thinking....

DATE: March 3, 2021 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: Motel conversions could help ease housing shortage

Wanted: One or more developers to buy, renovate and repurpose Durango motels now on the market into affordable housing units in the next 18 months-two years. Must be patient and flexible, and have...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: Balance judicial leniency with wisdom

La Plata County Judge Anne Woods has recently come under fire for her “progressive” decisions on bail and sentencing involving violent offenders. Along with many readers, we winced when reading in...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: Congress should pass Colorado conservation bills

“Like winds and sunsets, wild things were taken for granted until progress began to do away with them. Now we face the question whether a still higher ‘standard of living’ is worth its cost in...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2021 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: Let’s abandon our silos for connection

It was too much to expect David Brooks to hand us a solution to the terrible polarization in our community and country. But the New York Times columnist – a longtime regular visitor to Colorado –...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: ‘Caste’ provides lesson in Black history

It’s likely that few Americans living today have been properly educated about African-American history. One of us remembers a college political science lecture on the Civil War in which the...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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