Opinion

Early bird special: There’s a way to make Snowdown even better

With Durango in the midst of winter, which has so far brought snow, it means that the community’s largest celebration, Snowdown, is close at hand. Two weeks from now, the event will be off to a...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Sunny days ahead: Positive Colorado numbers on 2019 economy

From three geographic perspectives, 2019 will see a continuation of relatively strong economic growth. No significant stumbling blocks are likely. But “Will the recovery ever end?” is a popular...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Half a loaf: State will defend Masterpiece Cake suit

Last week, a federal judge gave a green light to a second lawsuit brought against Colorado by Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop , in Lakewood. The shop’s website now says “If you can...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Minister of hate: Why can’t national Women’s March leaders quit him?

There is a controversy brewing at the The University of North Carolina Asheville, which has invited Tamika Mallory to be the keynote speaker on Jan. 24 for its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Week....

DATE: Jan. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Elizabeth Warren

On the last day of 2018, we and many others got an email from Elizabeth Warren: “I never in a zillion years thought I was going to run for office,” she said, by way of saying she would launch an...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Elizabeth Warren

On the last day of 2018, we and many others got an email from Elizabeth Warren: “I never in a zillion years thought I was going to run for office,” she said, by way of saying she would launch an...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Some justice

Federal prison inmates number about 180,000, a small portion of the total of 2.1 million individuals in U.S. jails and prisons. And while criminal justice statutes differ greatly among states, what...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Staggering, stupid

We were walking one winter morning in the Bear Creek dog park in Colorado Springs, a fine, sprawling place to give to dogs and their human companions, when we came upon the body of a big, headless...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

It was just a song

The author Robert Kaplan sharply made the case for withdrawing American troops from Afghanistan, in The New York Times the other day. Part of his argument is that the Taliban, the Sunni Islamic...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Street life

We read a long, fascinating article about homelessness the other day – a sentence we never thought we would utter. The piece, “Seattle Under Siege ,” is in the latest issue of the quarterly City...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our opinion year

In 2018, The Durango Herald’s editorial board liked unsuccessful Colorado gubernatorial candidate Walker Stapleton and posited that a new state sales tax was just what was needed to fund roads....

DATE: Dec. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

They went West

The U.S. Census Bureau released new data last week showing that Colorado, with an increase of 79,662 residents in the last year, was the seventh-fastest growing state in that time. From July 2017...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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