Opinion

On this day: Henry Ford outdoes himself

In all the history of America, there has scarcely been as towering a figure as Henry Ford, and in the world’s history there may never be a greater industrialist. These are not small things and...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Endorsements: For U.S. Congress from the 3rd District, we want at least a little experience

Lauren Boebert emerged on the political scene early last summer, challenging the governor’s seating rules by serving too many in her Rifle cafe in the northwest corner of the state. Even after a...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Endorsements: In race for La Plata County Commission District 3, one candidate stands out

In the race for La Plata County commissioner in District 3, one candidate stands out for his multiple leadership roles in his community. Matt Salka has been Bayfield’s mayor and the secretary of...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Law and disorder

The real Butch Cassidy, born Robert Leroy Parker, in Utah, in 1866 – a first-generation American, son of Mormon immigrants from England – likely would have been lost to posterity and dusty...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

On this day: When panthers roamed Ohio

He was born in spring 1768, likely in the central part of latter-day Ohio. He was a Shawnee, born to a people remaking themselves, and given a name that meant a shooting star or a panther...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Endorsement: For county commission, we’re awestruck

Going over a mail-in ballot at the kitchen table, there is no box for “both.” Democracy requires a yes or no, one candidate or the other, and that’s the approach The Durango Herald ’s editorial...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Bump-outs a success, let’s have more

Downtown restaurants owners and the city of Durango responded quickly early in the summer to eliminate two traffic lanes on Main Avenue between College and 12th streets to create curb-side seating...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Endorsements: We support Barbara McLachlan for Colorado House

The 59th House District is six counties in size, stretching from Pagosa Springs to Durango to Gunnison and points on either side, a lengthy but beautiful drive mostly through the San Juan National...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Bill Clinton’s less-than-excellent adventure

Start with the picture . It was taken in the first week of March 1992, a photo of a press conference. At the center is 46-year-old Bill Clinton at a pair of microphones. He is flanked by three...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

On this day: an accidental discovery

In the late-summer heat of 1881, in the Scottish village of Darvel, not far from Loudon Hill, where William Wallace defeated the English in the Wars of Scottish Independence, a boy was born to the...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Endorsements: A Yes to continue 9-R’s mill levy yields a bargain in educational spending

It has been almost 20 years since School District 9-R went from school to school to improve the educational environment for its students with about $80 million in voter-approved funding. All...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Endorsements: We’re a YES on wolves

Coloradans could know that the gray wolf is back in the state a few years after the passage of Proposition 114 on the November ballot. “Know,” not necessarily “see,” because wolves are content to...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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