Opinion

It’s a start: 9-R board tackles lunch debt

On Tuesday, the Durango School District 9-R board stepped into lunch policy. It did this because, in April, its Miller Middle School posted a sign saying students who owed small amounts of lunch...

DATE: May 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Little dent: If LA can’t solve homelessness, can we?

The Los Angeles Times had a story Friday with the headline, “L.A. spent $619 million on homelessness last year. Has it made a difference? ” The short answer seems to be: not really. The money has...

DATE: May 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Here they are

In the early hours of Monday morning, several dozen people who came to the southern border of the U.S. as families seeking asylum arrived at the Greyhound bus station in downtown Denver . Their...

DATE: May 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Lawmaker down: Legislator quits with recall underway

A month ago, we wrote about various efforts underway around the state to undo the outcome of the 2018 elections (“No do-overs: There’s always the next election ”). Efforts to recall Democrats, we...

DATE: May 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Media laws

It is sometimes fun to pretend we can take our problems to James Madison, and say, “James, the president is calling the press the enemy of the people again,” or, “Jimmy, people are being sued for...

DATE: May 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

‘They turned us into politics’

The shooting Tuesday at the STEM School Highlands Ranch in Colorado was horrific, a statement that may be one thing on which all Coloradans can agree. Two young suspects, echoing the Columbine High...

DATE: May 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Wait, what?

Our eyebrows went up, up, up when we read about Tuesday’s Durango City Council meeting (“Job descriptions, goals and evaluations appear nonexistent for top city of Durango employees ,” May 8). The...

DATE: May 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

One step forward

Democrats in charge in both houses and in the governor’s mansion and an increase in tax revenues from a healthy economy moved the state ahead in the legislative session just completed. Ahead, yes,...

DATE: May 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Not one blanket: Denver sees huge support for homeless bans

We have said and more often been told that if places in Southwest Colorado such as Durango want to pursue solutions to homelessness, rather than try and fail to reinvent the wheel, we should look...

DATE: May 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Freed school lunch: Mother of slain worker sets examples

In 2016, Philando Castile, a 32-year-old black school cafeteria supervisor, was fatally shot by Minnesota police during a traffic stop. Castile by many accounts was a caring figure at the J.J. Hill...

DATE: May 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Spy birds: A vulture gets snared in Yemen’s civil war

W e were minding our business the other day when we heard about Nelson, a griffon vulture that was arrested in Yemen. It is not every day that non-human animals are arrested. On the man-bites-dog...

DATE: May 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Convention centers

For the Montezuma County commissioners to offer to undertake the construction of a convention center at the county fairgrounds east of Cortez is an auspicious step in county-city cooperation on...

DATE: May 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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