Opinion

Effort to recall Gov. Polis is premature

We had our reservations about Jared Polis in the governor’s race last fall. Now that he is the governor, some have been eased by his conduct on matters of policy. He is not the radical progressive...

DATE: June 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Horses held

La Plata County is in an interesting spot. Its commissioners and independent finance committee have said it needs to raise taxes to pay for services sooner or later. On Thursday, the Denver Post...

DATE: June 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

The panic over GMOs was overblown

In 2014, Colorado voters considered a proposition to label genetically modified foods where they were sold. Sixty-five percent said “no,” a crushing defeat for a progressive initiative in a purple...

DATE: June 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Lights, camera...

If Southwest Colorado shopped on the Front Range rather than in Albuquerque, Denver’s TV stations would be eager to extend their signals to this corner of the state. But Southwest Colorado does...

DATE: June 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Coloradans can unleash the pols

On Monday, the Colorado Supreme Court gave a green light to a 2020 ballot question seeking to repeal the Taxpayer Bill of Rights, or TABOR – up or down, yes or no. So already we have something to...

DATE: June 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

We need to talk

We were briefly discombobulated Monday morning after a Herald reporter spotted a draft resolution on the website of Durango School District 9-R, prepared by administrators for the signature of the...

DATE: June 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Fawning all over

Last Wednesday afternoon in Craig, the little city in northern Colorado, an 85-year-old woman was walking her dog near Sunset Meadows, behind the elementary school, when she came upon a doe with...

DATE: June 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

That old magic: Bob Dylan is timelessly alive

One thing we always wondered: When Bob Dylan was growing up in the 1940s in Hibbing, Minnesota, in the home of his parents, Abe and Beatty Zimmerman, and one of his schoolmates had a birthday and...

DATE: June 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

The people who thanked the firefighters

We heard La Plata County Manager Chuck Stevens at a Durango Chamber of Commerce breakfast last week talking about the 416 Fire. It was a cool, sunny morning. The air was fresh and clear. Stevens,...

DATE: June 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

The waiting game

We met a young couple in the Durango Dog Park the other evening who were visiting from Colorado Springs. They did not have a dog, they just wanted to see the park; they had never seen such a big...

DATE: June 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Democratic candidates talk – and talk – about climate change

We read an opinion piece in The New York Times the other day entitled “The Democratic Party Is Trying to Downplay Climate Change. Don’t Let It .” What we have seen, in these early days of the...

DATE: June 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

That boulder on Highway 145 needs a better name

First there was the 8.5 million-pound boulder that moseyed down to a spot alongside Highway 145, between Cortez and Telluride, over Memorial Day weekend. Then, last week, Gov. Jared Polis announced...

DATE: June 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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