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DATE: Feb. 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

River Trail

The city of Durango and the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad came to an agreement last week that will allow the extension of the River Trail from 32nd Street north to the city limits near...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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DATE: Feb. 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Land-use code

To its great credit, La Plata County is taking a proactive and thorough approach to determining how it will grow and change in the years to come. That effort has come in the form of a multilayered...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Indian Muslims take essential stand against suicide bombers

NEW DELHI, India - There are nine bodies - all of them young men - that have been lying in a Mumbai hospital morgue since Nov. 29. They may be stranded there for a while, because no local Muslim...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Editorial Cartoon

DATE: Feb. 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Obama on housing

Speaking in Phoenix on Wednesday, President Barack Obama announced his plan to help troubled homeowners. As with almost everything from the federal government of late it involves billions of...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Planners notwithstanding, Americans not up for Amsterdam

You may not know it to look at them, but urban planners are human and have dreams. One dream many share is that Americans will give up their love affair with suburban sprawl and will rediscover...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Michael Bennet

Michael Bennet, Colorado's newest U.S. senator, made a good impression in Durango last weekend. He drew a large crowd at the public library, and with The Durango Herald's Editorial Board (and...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Red Cross deserves support

The American Red Cross fills a vital and often unheralded role in the United States as the organization that assists families when disaster strikes. That aid comes during times when people most...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

The real lessons of the New Deal and the Great Depression

"Not since the Great Depression." "Not since the 1930s." You hear those phrases a lot these days, and with some reason. So, it may be worthwhile to look back at Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal and...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Editorial Cartoon

DATE: Feb. 16, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials