Opinion

Bliss Bruen’s sudden death stuns us all

Durango lost one of its most visionary community organizers Tuesday morning when Bliss Bruen died after a brief fight with aggressive cancer. The suddenness of her passing has us collectively...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Tiny homes

Tiny homes are big right now. Not just in Colorado but all around the West. And while affordability and necessity are two big reasons for their popularity, they are also attracting great interest...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

BP’s sale of its San Juan assets is notable

BP, the worldwide energy company that has been such a large player in the two-state San Juan Basin’s natural gas field, has announced it sees better opportunities elsewhere. To pay for that...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Drought, warming change our colors

If you’ve been seeing the tinge of yellow on trees, signaling the end of summer, and wondering how the season escaped you, we have some news: It’s not just you. Fall color is coming on sooner this...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

The Times called an audible and fumbled

When The New York Times published an anonymous opinion piece Wednesday purporting to be written by a senior member of the Donald Trump administration and claiming that the author and others were...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Extensive study shows, fortunately, no lasting impacts from Gold King spill

Aesop gets the credit for telling us that “appearances are often deceiving.” That he said it over 2,500 years ago should have left plenty of time for the lesson to sink in. The results of a...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

McCain found morality in a dark place, and brought it to a bright career

John McCain’s years of captivity in Hanoi, held by the North Vietnamese after his plane was hit by a missile, rightly became one of the centerpieces of his life. His resistance to his captors as he...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Candidates for governor are sharply split on further limiting emissions

In 2012, under President Barack Obama, the Environmental Protection Agency set out to promulgate new and more ambitious standards for vehicle emissions. Written under the 1990 Clean Air Act, the...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

City needs to work hard to sell citizens on tax increase

Tomorrow is Sept. 1, and in a little more than six weeks, ballots for this November’s election will be mailed by county clerks. While Colorado is a leader among the states in voter participation...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Congress should put partisanship aside and reauthorize the LWCF

It amazes us that the Land and Water Conservation Fund, a bedrock of our country’s dedication to acquiring and preserving public lands for more than 50 years, faces extinction at the end of...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Answers lacking as Durango abandons effort to help the homeless

Durango City Council made a significant effort this summer to understand the issues that involve the homeless and to aid in their overnight sleeping conditions. Time was spent learning what was...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Beset by extremism in our national politics, Colorado knows what to do

We’ve been thinking lately that we have underestimated Gov. John Hickenlooper, and that our “purple” Colorado – balanced between red and blue – could be wishing for his steady hand again one day...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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