Opinion

What if we’re pouring time and money into the wrong solutions?

You may have noticed that Durango shepherded part of its small homeless population at the end of September from an area near the Tech Center, where they were not supposed to camp, to a new site...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Proposed city budget raises questions

City staff proposed a 2020 budget to Durango City Council last week (“Durango 2020 draft budget increases employee salary, library funding ,” Oct. 3), publishing it an hour before the Tuesday...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Democrats can and must hold this president accountable now

If the arguments for and against the impeachment of President Donald Trump are not countless, they feel that way, but almost none of that matters now, late in the third year of his presidency. It...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Here is a golden chance to build the world on four paws. Well, eight paws.

What difference does the life of one stray cat make, or even the lives of two? We have been mulling that, owing to the entrance of two wild orange cats in our lives and then, lately, their exit to...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

This is the greatest time of the year – get some before it’s gone

Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive,” said the poet Wordsworth, writing of the French Revolution a decade later – which goes to show that poets are not to be trusted about politics; but the...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Where’s the fix?

The Parked series of articles produced by a variety of Colorado news media, including the Herald, which appeared in print and online in the Herald last week, were devoted to the pressures that...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Adieu to Mr. LeBlanc

The drawn-out and nearly sordid drama of soon-to-be-former Durango City Manager Ron LeBlanc and the City Council finally reached a fevered pitch Tuesday and was lanced with the council voting...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Priced out

You may have seen the recent series Parked: Half the American Dream the Herald has been running, about Colorado mobile home parks; it launched in the paper last Monday, and an even fuller version...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

People want to know a lot more about county regulations

Last week, we were heartened to see that so many people – roughly 100 – crammed into the La Plata County Administration Building downtown for a hearing before the three county commissioners, and...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Ethics board makes right calls in case of city manager

The city moved forward last week with a notice of hearing from its Board of Ethics regarding the city manager selling his home through a real estate agent who is a former city councilor and has a...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Cokie was one of a kind

We were driving into Durango Tuesday morning, listening to the news on NPR’s Morning Edition, about the precision drone attack on the Saudi Aramco oil refineries and the settlement in the Purdue...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

The paper of record shoots itself in both feet

The New York Times is having an awful experience with the left lately and its wounds are self-inflicted. The paper of record was always a punching bag for the right, which is infuriated by its...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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