Opinion

Durango City Council takes a clear step toward keeping promises and faith

We were pleased as punch to see City Council moving ahead Tuesday with the creation of a board to oversee the way money will be spent from the April sales tax hike. Regular readers may recall this...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Still on that line: Fifty years ago, America turned to a man who needed a small vacation

It’s not true there had never been anything like it before. Fifty years ago, when “Wichita Lineman” was certified gold – the hit version of the song, the one sung by Glen Campbell – it was one of a...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Good old Joe

Joe Biden was justly praised for a speech he gave on the campaign trail in Iowa last week. He tried to take up the threads of all that had transpired in America in the days before. It was, he...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Colorado law not well understood

When President Trump in his speech Monday promoted “red flag” gun laws as a way to reduce gun violence, in the aftermath of two mass shootings last weekend, he was prescribing laws that have been...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Adieu to you

Alex Burness, a reporter for the Colorado Independent, snared a story Monday night that had every reason to display the word “stunner” in the headline, which is always nice to see. Candi CdeBaca,...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Under pressure, Trump backs Colorado’s new law

We found ourselves high above the Animas for a few minutes Sunday morning, chatting with a stranger about the deadly tumult of the weekend, this American carnage in El Paso and Dayton. Other than a...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Ginsburg strikes again

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg gave a whirlwind round of talks and interviews recently, acting like someone with something to promote. In this case, it appears to be, not the RBG action...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Second Dem debates could be last for Hick and Bennet, but they did fine

We emerged from almost six hours of 20 candidates in televised debate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination this week with no great complaints, which may seem odd when so many others are...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

A real estate transaction among city figures raises doubts about candor

When City Manager Ron LeBlanc wanted to sell his Durango home , it made sense in some respects that he asked Christina Rinderle, a local real estate agent, to handle it. A partner in Durango Land...

DATE: July 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Bennet’s book

In his new book, “The Land of Flickering Lights: Restoring America in an Age of Broken Politics,” Colorado’s Sen. Michael Bennet relates five situations he experienced first-hand of “Washington’s...

DATE: July 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

We don’t know about a sick joke, but ‘sick’ sure fits this callous act

A video made the rounds of social media last week that is painful. It began as an Instagram post labeled “big game kill” and it was hard to know how facetious that was; Michael Garcia of Antonito...

DATE: July 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

What does it mean to be the world’s smartest dog, and have to say goodbye?

When Chaser, a lovely Blue Merle border collie that resided in Spartanburg, South Carolina, died July 23, it made news as far as The New York Times which even ran something of an obituary the...

DATE: July 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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