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Our view: We can’t think of a worse time for this

Not to be deterred – because really, what is there to deter a party when it has majorities in both houses of the state Legislature, if it is neither rain nor heat nor gloom of night nor a rabid...

DATE: May 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: The Mirage master disappears

There is an unwritten rule in journalism that reporters must never misrepresent themselves, which is adhered to except when it isn’t: Think of any undercover investigation you’ve seen, like the...

DATE: May 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: More transparency needed on local virus response

We had gone quite a ways without a single death from COVID-19 in La Plata County when we discovered last weekend we had our first. Unfortunately – perhaps – that was all we were able to discover....

DATE: May 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: A Colorado pandemic must-read

The notion that journalism is the first rough-draft of history seems to have originated, at least as a phrase, with the editorial board of The Washington Post in the early 1940s. You can see the...

DATE: May 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: The birth of flight in a letter

It was a Sunday, likely in the morning, on May 13, 1900, when a dogged, thoughtful 33-year-old mechanic in the Midwest composed a letter to one of the foremost civil engineers in America, the man...

DATE: May 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Michael McClure – sail on, sailor

A few weeks back, in the course of talking about what made the poet Allen Ginsberg great (“Allen Ginsberg and America talking to itself ,” April 20), we mentioned that the poet Michael McClure was...

DATE: May 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: City Council could make better use of our time

There were things at Tuesday’s Durango City Council meeting one could note with satisfaction, watching on Facebook Live as it was conducted remotely, with each of the councilors in what we assume...

DATE: May 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Let’s just give everyone an A-plus ...

You may have seen recently that in Durango, School District 9-R has moved, like oodles of other school districts around the country, to a temporary grading policy for middle and high school...

DATE: May 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: This is no time to relax our guard

Business owners want predictability in rules and regulations. During a pandemic, one that involves a virus that can be spread without carriers showing symptoms and so far seems to be far more...

DATE: May 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: You can find the world in a puddle

Often at dawn and in the evenings, we walk with a border collie in Three Springs on the paved path below Wilson Gulch Drive and Three Springs Boulevard, beside the marshland and a series of small...

DATE: May 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Plague Journal: Looking into the future, we see ‘ask again later.’ That may be a good thing.

No one thinks about the future anymore. People invoke it in the near-term almost nonstop these days, looking two or three weeks ahead or even past virtual party conventions to the first Tuesday in...

DATE: May 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: A puppy across the Florida Straits

Almost exactly two decades have passed since heavily armed agents of the Border Patrol’s SWAT team entered a Miami home in the pre-dawn hours of Easter Eve and seized 6-year-old Elián González from...

DATE: April 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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