Opinion

Not so super

We have been left scratching our heads at the behavior of Durango School District 9-R Superintendent Dan Snowberger. The trouble this time began earlier this month when a Durango Herald reporter...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Thank Sarah Hale

Days of thanksgiving have been celebrated in North America going back at least to the 17th century, and almost certainly before that. The Thanksgiving we celebrate in modern times, however, really...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Treasure trove

Members of the Rockefeller family have been known for their early advocacy for the nation’s parks and open spaces, playing critical roles in the acquisition and protection of ecologically diverse...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Animal planet

Sixty-one years ago this November, a small dog, a stray lured off the streets of Moscow, was sent aloft in the Soviet spacecraft Sputnik II. Laika became the first animal to orbit the Earth,...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

You can bank on it

Even with the midterms behind us, it is not hard to get many well-meaning Americans from across the political spectrum to agree that there probably never has been a more rancorous and divisive time...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Inside government

If you follow news about local government – say, Durango’s or La Plata County’s – what is remarkable compared to the national conversation so many of us are having is how seldom party or ideology...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

In your wisdom

Decision-making by ballot was in high order in this fall’s election in Colorado. Tax increases and additions to the constitution and new statutes which never would have been created by the...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

We are so blue

In her concession speech Tuesday night, Democrat Diane Mitsch Bush, who campaigned beautifully for U.S. House against incumbent Republican Rep. Scott Tipton, said, “We have so much work to do....

DATE: Nov. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

We’re so blue

In her concession speech Wednesday night, Democrat Diane Mitsch Bush, who campaigned beautifully for U.S. House against incumbent Republican Rep. Scott Tipton, said, “We have so much work to do....

DATE: Nov. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

It’s your House

So you have a House majority. Congratulations are in order. It’s been a hard-fought campaign, one of the hardest waged that we can recall. More than once we have heard voters say in recent weeks...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Not hammer time

You may have seen last week that soldiers from Colorado are heading to the border with Mexico, joining an estimated force of 15,000 being sent to keep a migrant caravan away when it is expected to...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

North Main

There are two ways of looking at North Main Avenue. Through the eyes of a local who has been riding along that stretch of Durango’s primary north-south corridor for years, or through those of a...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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