Opinion

Lacrosse a great addition at DHS, FLC

Athletic opportunities for Durango High School students grew this spring, with the addition of boys and girls lacrosse to the list of competitive school sports.The two teams played their first...

DATE: March 16, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Get to know council candidates

The makeup of the Durango City Council is about to change with April's election, and with four candidates vying for three open seats, voters should take advantage of the opportunities over the next...

DATE: March 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Budget cuts

It is never easy to cut budgets. Although personnel and programs may have been in place for only a short time since revenues increased, decisions to reduce their number or size can be agonizing....

DATE: March 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Obama's grey hair

DATE: March 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Financial crisis

It is impossible to pick up a newspaper, turn on the television or call up the Web without reading or hearing about the nation's economic woes. And much of the talk - and much of the problem -...

DATE: March 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Republicans need to start taking the idea of depression seriously

The Democratic response to the economic crisis has its problems, but let's face it, the current Republican response is totally misguided.The House minority leader, John Boehner, has called for a...

DATE: March 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Youth offender bill makes sense

The Colorado Legislature on Monday passed a measure that will allow young people - who are no longer, by definition, juveniles - convicted of some crimes to serve their sentence in the Youth...

DATE: March 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Freedom of expression

Most citizens of the United States have never heard of the Chapultepec Declaration, and that needs to change. It is a remarkable document, written, adopted and signed by 100 private citizens at the...

DATE: March 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Editorial Cartoon

DATE: March 6, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

9-R cuts

The increasingly common refrain from all sectors - public, private, individual - is announcements of what and how many cuts to make in light of the bleak economic climate. There are few, if any,...

DATE: March 6, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Obama's budget reveals president to be 'a bold, progressive liberal'

You wouldn't know it some days, but there are moderates in this country - moderate conservatives, moderate liberals, just plain moderates. We sympathize with a lot of the things  President Obama is...

DATE: March 4, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Containing Iran

Not content with trying to prop up the economy, rework the federal budget, restart the financial system and reconfigure the tax code, President Barack Obama also is trying to contain Iran's nuclear...

DATE: March 4, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials