Opinion

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

Time’s up

Tuesday’s matching presentations at Fort Lewis College, under the title “Climate Change Solutions: Inspiration from Leaders in Climate Science and Action,” were as much about human relations and...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Down to business

Some of the largest engines in La Plata County’s economy were candid in describing their challenges and successes at last Wednesday’s annual Economic Summit in Ignacio. Among them were increasing...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

It’s Halloween ...

It’s Halloween, that day of autumn we reserve for thoughts of hauntings and a fun take on fear. Except for many of us, some frights better reserved for All Hallows Eve have already been keeping us...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Back in the saddle

For one weekend, at least, it felt just like old times. A flashback to when Durango seemed to be the center of the mountain bike universe. The Colorado High School Cycling League state...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Why we choose

Every election, the editorial boards of the Durango Herald and the Cortez Journal make endorsements. We do it because we persist in believing that once we have interviewed candidates and studied...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Not a good sign

It’s that time of year again, when political yard signs sprout like an invasive species from the planet Partisanship. You have, of course, every right to put a sign in your yard that says you like...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Just a goodbye?

Governor John Hickenlooper was in town last week, visiting Durango as part of his farewell tour of the state. It was a great to sit down and talk with a man who is still, even after two terms as...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Grounding

Today, we praise Republican Sen. Cory Gardner for taking needed, effective action on a problem we face. Two weeks ago, the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act overwhelmingly passed...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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