Opinion

Our view: The birth of flight in a letter

It was a Sunday, likely in the morning, on May 13, 1900, when a dogged, thoughtful 33-year-old mechanic in the Midwest composed a letter to one of the foremost civil engineers in America, the man...

DATE: May 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Michael McClure – sail on, sailor

A few weeks back, in the course of talking about what made the poet Allen Ginsberg great (“Allen Ginsberg and America talking to itself ,” April 20), we mentioned that the poet Michael McClure was...

DATE: May 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: City Council could make better use of our time

There were things at Tuesday’s Durango City Council meeting one could note with satisfaction, watching on Facebook Live as it was conducted remotely, with each of the councilors in what we assume...

DATE: May 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Let’s just give everyone an A-plus ...

You may have seen recently that in Durango, School District 9-R has moved, like oodles of other school districts around the country, to a temporary grading policy for middle and high school...

DATE: May 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: This is no time to relax our guard

Business owners want predictability in rules and regulations. During a pandemic, one that involves a virus that can be spread without carriers showing symptoms and so far seems to be far more...

DATE: May 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: You can find the world in a puddle

Often at dawn and in the evenings, we walk with a border collie in Three Springs on the paved path below Wilson Gulch Drive and Three Springs Boulevard, beside the marshland and a series of small...

DATE: May 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Plague Journal: Looking into the future, we see ‘ask again later.’ That may be a good thing.

No one thinks about the future anymore. People invoke it in the near-term almost nonstop these days, looking two or three weeks ahead or even past virtual party conventions to the first Tuesday in...

DATE: May 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: A puppy across the Florida Straits

Almost exactly two decades have passed since heavily armed agents of the Border Patrol’s SWAT team entered a Miami home in the pre-dawn hours of Easter Eve and seized 6-year-old Elián González from...

DATE: April 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Not the year for state lawmakers and initiatives

The mysterious coronavirus has already taken many things from us, or we have taken them from ourselves in the belief this is the best way to fight a ghost. And we are missing many, from...

DATE: April 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Like peanut butter and chocolate, ‘Lay Down’ just works

How is this for an American story: On the third day of February 1947, auspiciously under the sign of Aquarius, a child, Melanie Anne, was born in Queens, New York, to Freddie Safka, a...

DATE: April 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: LPEA endorsements

Member-owned La Plata Electric Association looks to be on the cusp of being able to negotiate a possible exit from its power provider, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association. A similar...

DATE: April 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Move along, flatlanders

It’s been more than a week since we heard about the orders out of Gunnison and we are still wondering what to make of them. Early in April, the county of our neighbor to the north issued a public...

DATE: April 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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