Opinion

Our View: Let’s abandon our silos for connection

It was too much to expect David Brooks to hand us a solution to the terrible polarization in our community and country. But the New York Times columnist – a longtime regular visitor to Colorado –...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: ‘Caste’ provides lesson in Black history

It’s likely that few Americans living today have been properly educated about African-American history. One of us remembers a college political science lecture on the Civil War in which the...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: MidTown Renewal Area holds promise for redevelopment, housing

Remember when you were a kid and you had to do all kinds of things to prevent jinxes? Well, we’ve got our eyes, fingers and legs crossed, because it looks like the MidTown Renewal Area might be on...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: Two health care proposals get our support

Coloradans have shown themselves to be solidly progressive on numerous fronts, nowhere more so than on the issue of abortion and reproductive rights. Last year, a ballot measure that would have...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: How the newspapers’ editorial pages work

As you may have read on this page a few months ago, the Durango Herald and The Cortez Journal have a new editorial page editor. This seems like a good time to re-acquaint our readership with the...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: Biden’s pause on federal land leases is prudent

F ishing, ranching, swimming, hunting, kayaking, rafting, climbing, farming, skiing, hiking, biking, snowshoeing, mining, camping, bird-watching. All of these activities use air, water and land...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2021 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: The time has come for gun violence prevention

On Feb. 16, the Colorado General Assembly is expected to reconvene for the remainder of its 2021 legislative session. Soon to be on the agenda are three gun violence prevention bills. ...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: Good customer service is literally remarkable

It’s been in a steady decline since the 1990s. It could be facing extinction. In fact, it may already be too late to save it. We’re talking about good customer service, the kind that’s lauded in a...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2021 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: City, county must collaborate on sheltering homeless people

“Our nation was founded on the principle that everyone is entitled to the rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and with the emerging threat of coronavirus, it has never been more...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2021 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: Rewrite REAL ID for real safety, less bureaucracy

While President Biden and his new appointees are busy examining the last administration’s actions, we’d like to suggest a good look at the wasteful, discriminatory and useless aspects of the 2005...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: FOCUS 2021: Why are Americans so polarized?

President Biden’s call for unity in his inaugural speech Wednesday is testament to the terrible divide in our country and in our community, the polarization that has led us to identify “Healing the...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2021 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: Rep. Lauren Boebert needs to step up, serve constituents

In the very short time since our new Rep. Lauren Boebert took the oath of office on Jan. 3, she’s made quite the splash in the nation’s capital. Her reviews are mixed. Those who voted for her may...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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