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 |
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...
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...
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 |
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 |
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...
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...
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 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
Fort Lewis College football uses defensive effort to beat Chadron State College on Saturday at FLC.
Durango High School softballl takes on Montezuma-Cortez High School on Tuesday at DHS.
Fort Lewis College football takes on Dixie State University on Saturday at Ray Dennison Memorial Field in the home opener for the Skyhawks.
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September 23, 2018
Sanctuary Caravan heads to Mancos to demand immigration policies
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