Opinion

Our View: Take Mama D’s advice for a feel-good holiday

For five years now, Donna Kimmel of Oklahoma City has been crocheting hats and donating them to Durangoans in need. “I start about August, and I have a goal,” the 71-year-old Kimmel said. “This...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: Readers are invited to participate in planning FOCUS 2021

The editorial board of The Durango Herald has decided to add a new element to our opinion pages in 2021 – and we want your help. It’s our intent to define four or five topics we will examine in...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: Squeaks the mountain lion gives us hope

Americans are obsessed with heavy issues these days, from the recent election to COVID-19 vaccines and the challenges of the new year. It’s no wonder we’re fascinated by Squeaks, the young male...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: We need protection from big-tech antitrust activities

In recent days, we have heard a lot about the government’s investigations into antitrust activities by the four behemoth tech companies: Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google. “Well, good,” a lot of...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: 5-Star program may offer hope for indoor dining ... eventually

Durango’s restaurants need hope more than anything else these days – hope they can survive the economic disaster of COVID-19 for just a few more months until the vaccine is widely distributed,...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: Balancing profit and passion in stewardship of beloved sites

Two of our region’s most beloved outdoor public places are facing serious threats to their well-being: Chimney Rock National Monument and Ice Lake Trail. In the case of the former, the motivation...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Our View: Let baking rescue the holiday spirit

Maybe for some people the baking obsession spawned by the initial isolating impacts of COVID-19 has abated. For others, buying flour every time we go to the grocery is now a habit as ingrained as...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: Good reasons to celebrate (safely) in Durango this weekend

The Durango High School football team has already made history with its quarterfinal and semifinal victories in Colorado’s Class 3A football playoff competition this fall. Saturday, the team will...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: Surveillance success or Orwell come to pass?

The city of Durango installed surveillance cameras Oct. 29 at the College Drive, Ninth Street and 11th Street intersections with Main Avenue as an aid to preventing crime and apprehending criminals...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: Council correct on mask ordinance

After several discussions and a marathon meeting Monday, Durango City Councilors voted 4-1 in favor of a new ordinance requiring the wearing of masks in public places. The ordinance includes...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: FIS Worldpay building could be a winner for city

Remember that feeling of power and excitement that came from playing Monopoly as a kid – buying, trading and developing properties, moving the tiny colored plastic hotels and houses around,...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: Shop locally to support our community

Joyful, joyful we exhort thee Durangoans, and rurals, too; Shopping is your civic duty Holidays’r upon us soon. Help our merchants keep doors open; Nearby find the gifts you seek; You have...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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