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There are some intriguing aspects to Amendment 73, which would add $1.6 billion to school spending statewide. For school districts, the consistent drop in the percentage applied to residential...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Not dark yet

La Plata County has seen too many suicides. That has left community members wrestling with their own emotions and the best ways to respond. The Herald’s Creating Connections youth suicide...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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There is a lot to like about the candidates running to be Colorado’s next attorney general. Both George Brauchler, the Republican, and Phil Weiser, the Democrat, bring impressive lists of relevant...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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Amendment W, which has broad support in both houses of the Colorado state Legislature, is not as complicated as its ballot language may suggest. At heart, the measure seeks to change how our...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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Voters have a choice of methods to fund the needed improvements for Colorado’s highways, with a choice of results. Use a large amount of existing general fund revenues, which may be needed for...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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There are plenty of good reasons to turn away Amendment 74 to the Colorado Constitution, which is on this November’s ballot. Created to require state and local governments to reimburse mineral...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

One fish, two fish

You don’t have to be an avid angler or an aquatic biologist to be excited by the announcement from Colorado Parks and Wildlife that a unique species of cutthroat trout – native to the San Juan...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Precious and free

Alex Jones is annoying. Jones, who is sometimes called a conspiracy theorist, is a provocateur. In our line of work, there are always a few of those – persistent, bullying and best ignored. There...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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Regents at-large Both major-party candidates for an at-large seat on the University of Colorado Board of Regents this year are well qualified for the post. We had the pleasure of interviewing the...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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The Herald begins a series of endorsements for the 2018 elections, covering all relevant state and local races and initiatives. Ballot initiative 173, referred by petition, is styled as “Campaign...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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

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