Opinion

Where’s the fix?

The Parked series of articles produced by a variety of Colorado news media, including the Herald, which appeared in print and online in the Herald last week, were devoted to the pressures that...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Adieu to Mr. LeBlanc

The drawn-out and nearly sordid drama of soon-to-be-former Durango City Manager Ron LeBlanc and the City Council finally reached a fevered pitch Tuesday and was lanced with the council voting...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Priced out

You may have seen the recent series Parked: Half the American Dream the Herald has been running, about Colorado mobile home parks; it launched in the paper last Monday, and an even fuller version...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

People want to know a lot more about county regulations

Last week, we were heartened to see that so many people – roughly 100 – crammed into the La Plata County Administration Building downtown for a hearing before the three county commissioners, and...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Ethics board makes right calls in case of city manager

The city moved forward last week with a notice of hearing from its Board of Ethics regarding the city manager selling his home through a real estate agent who is a former city councilor and has a...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Cokie was one of a kind

We were driving into Durango Tuesday morning, listening to the news on NPR’s Morning Edition, about the precision drone attack on the Saudi Aramco oil refineries and the settlement in the Purdue...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

The paper of record shoots itself in both feet

The New York Times is having an awful experience with the left lately and its wounds are self-inflicted. The paper of record was always a punching bag for the right, which is infuriated by its...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Israel votes

When Israeli voters make their wishes known in snap elections Tuesday, it is a good bet many in the U.S. will be hoping Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be thrown out of office, for a variety...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Are the Democratic candidates ready for prime time?

Everything you need to know about how President Trump could win reelection was there when Democrats revealed their top 10 in the race for the 2020 presidential nomination Thursday in Houston. Out...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Ken Burns brings the pedal steel this time

The documentaries that Ken Burns makes for PBS are so copious that just the trailer for his new “Country Music,” which premieres Sunday evening, is almost 30 minutes long. And here’s the catch:...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Are we fated to partisanship? That seems likely.

Bitter and fruitless partisanship is not baked into the founding of the republic, yet it appears so quickly that one must wonder whether this – including the hyper-partisanship we have now – is a...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Sen. Ray Scott and other officials need to grow some skin

Last week, state Sen. Ray Scott, a Republican from Mesa County, settled a lawsuit brought by a constituent, Anne Landman, whom he blocked on his official Facebook account after she shared on it a...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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