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Native American Heritage Week: Be sure to attend FLC presentations featuring Native authors and artists

Locals looking to make more of a connection with our true Four Corners neighbors will appreciate next week’s focus at Fort Lewis College. Native American Heritage Week, five days of performances,...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Open enrollment: Though embattled, the ACA stands and residents should access it starting today

It’s complicated. In his late February comments describing the complexity of health care, President Trump got it right. But that’s about the only time. Prior to being sworn in as president, Trump...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Random acts: Anonymous donor pays it forward for veterans to ride public transit for free

More than 100 veterans are taking advantage of an anonymous donor who is covering the $30 charge for an annual pass for the T, Durango’s public transit system, so far this year. Last year, city...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Fake news: Thirsty for the truth, the Herald partners to inform, educate, entertain

Matthew McConaughey is not moving to Durango and Pope Francis did not endorse Donald Trump for president. No matter how much you wished these statements to be true, or if confirmation bias –...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Offline October: Student-led social media blackout tells teens ‘Don’t post a story, live one’

What started as an inspired response to tragedy by some Littleton middle and high school students – after two student suicides in just two days at the beginning of the school year – has grown into...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Election integrity: Above all, the Presidential Advisory Commission must protect the right to vote

Among the benefits of U.S. citizenship, the right to vote is one of the least tangible, but arguably the most precious. Colorado’s Sen. Michael Bennet is concerned that the new Presidential...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Economic summit: 11th annual focuses on growing our local economy, leadership and partnerships

Wednesday’s economic forum in Ignacio is a chance to share ideas and successes with those who want the county to have an even stronger economy that it does. The keynote speaker, Kimber Lanning,...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Local election: Emergency preparedness, school board essential community services to support

Durango Fire Protection District is asking voters in Durango and in rural La Plata County to approve a 2.5 mill levy increase to support fire protection, rescue and emergency services. For...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Community Concert Hall: 20th anniversary to showcase talented local musicans and a world-class star

If you have never been to the Fort Lewis College Community Concert Hall and you love music, this is a good weekend to make your way to campus. In celebration of its 20 years serving the college...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Lake Nighthorse: Residents need to agree on a vision for recreation before the gates swing open

On these clear, windless autumn days Lake Nighthorse reflects the sky like a mirror. And while news that the lake may open in the spring of 2018 is exciting, we wonder just what folks expect to see...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Antiquities Act: Bishop bill would enable administration to reduce size of national monuments

The House Natural Resources Committee has taken a first look at a bill that would limit future national monument designations and give presidents the authority to alter monuments. The bill was...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Editorial advisers: New board will help with transparency and diversity of views in our opinions

What do a young real estate entrepreneur, a public health professional, a rural conservative father, rancher and businessman, an energy industry advocate, a journalism and multimedia studies...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials