Colorado law not well understood

When President Trump in his speech Monday promoted “red flag” gun laws as a way to reduce gun violence, in the aftermath of two mass shootings last weekend, he was prescribing laws that have been...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Adieu to you

Alex Burness, a reporter for the Colorado Independent, snared a story Monday night that had every reason to display the word “stunner” in the headline, which is always nice to see. Candi CdeBaca,...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Under pressure, Trump backs Colorado’s new law

We found ourselves high above the Animas for a few minutes Sunday morning, chatting with a stranger about the deadly tumult of the weekend, this American carnage in El Paso and Dayton. Other than a...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Ginsburg strikes again

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg gave a whirlwind round of talks and interviews recently, acting like someone with something to promote. In this case, it appears to be, not the RBG action...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Second Dem debates could be last for Hick and Bennet, but they did fine

We emerged from almost six hours of 20 candidates in televised debate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination this week with no great complaints, which may seem odd when so many others are...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

A real estate transaction among city figures raises doubts about candor

When City Manager Ron LeBlanc wanted to sell his Durango home , it made sense in some respects that he asked Christina Rinderle, a local real estate agent, to handle it. A partner in Durango Land...

DATE: July 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Bennet’s book

In his new book, “The Land of Flickering Lights: Restoring America in an Age of Broken Politics,” Colorado’s Sen. Michael Bennet relates five situations he experienced first-hand of “Washington’s...

DATE: July 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

We don’t know about a sick joke, but ‘sick’ sure fits this callous act

A video made the rounds of social media last week that is painful. It began as an Instagram post labeled “big game kill” and it was hard to know how facetious that was; Michael Garcia of Antonito...

DATE: July 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

What does it mean to be the world’s smartest dog, and have to say goodbye?

When Chaser, a lovely Blue Merle border collie that resided in Spartanburg, South Carolina, died July 23, it made news as far as The New York Times which even ran something of an obituary the...

DATE: July 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Still wrong

Why do we kill people to show people that killing people is wrong? The question has a child’s logic – and wisdom – which is why it is unanswerable. Instead, the U.S. and the states go back and...

DATE: July 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

In Portland, Oregon, are they trying to help the homeless or crush them?

Cities and towns across the U.S. have been trying everything they can think of to combat homelessness lately, from building shelters to trying to outlaw it. The latter approach is like thinking you...

DATE: July 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Let it wash you

Tinariwen is Tuareg musicians from the Sahara who make astoundingly good music. There is no need to take our word for it – go to YouTube and look for any of the band’s music; “Sastanàqqàm ,” for...

DATE: July 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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