Opinion

Our View: Council correct on mask ordinance

After several discussions and a marathon meeting Monday, Durango City Councilors voted 4-1 in favor of a new ordinance requiring the wearing of masks in public places. The ordinance includes...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: FIS Worldpay building could be a winner for city

Remember that feeling of power and excitement that came from playing Monopoly as a kid – buying, trading and developing properties, moving the tiny colored plastic hotels and houses around,...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: Shop locally to support our community

Joyful, joyful we exhort thee Durangoans, and rurals, too; Shopping is your civic duty Holidays’r upon us soon. Help our merchants keep doors open; Nearby find the gifts you seek; You have...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: What becomes a jury most

For family members of Dylan Redwine, the 13-year-old boy killed in 2012, the latest postponement of the trial of Mark Redwine, Dylan’s father and alleged killer, must feel like torture. A mistrial...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: More self-expression, better behavior

A big to-do was made recently of a group of Miller Middle School students who organized a climate change rally and march downtown after school. Some ended up making what were described as “vulgar...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Our view: Why not reparations?

Here is one of the most puzzling indicators of American social welfare: In 2016, federal government data showed Black infants were more than twice as likely to die as white infants – 11.3 per...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Lessons learned from Jimmy Carter

It was a time when many Americans wondered whether the country was on a downward slide, its better days mostly behind it. Could they still do great things? Could they, in peacetime, be called to...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: What to do with the eugenicists?

In Gabriel García Márquez’s novel “One Hundred Years of Solitude,” rains deluge the town of Macondo until memory fails. People take to labeling things, like “doorknob.” When that is no longer...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

On this day: A villainous veep is born

On the surface, at least, it was such an all-American story, especially for a man who came to renown as B-movie villain in our politics. His father, born Theophrastos Anagnostopoulos, in a Greek...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: In national elections, it could always be worse

We were in Alpine Bank on Main and 11th, just down the street from the Herald , Wednesday morning, getting a roll of quarters for the meter, when we greeted the pleasant man behind the counter. His...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: What Colorado voters were thinking

By Wednesday morning, with more than 90% of the vote counted in the 3rd Congressional District for an open seat, Lauren Boebert and Diane Mitsch Bush agreed Boebert, the Republican extremist, had...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Who needs turnout?

If you look at the numbers for turnout in U.S. presidential elections , from data compiled by the Census Bureau and the American Presidency Project at the University of California Santa Barbara, it...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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