Opinion

Grounding

Today, we praise Republican Sen. Cory Gardner for taking needed, effective action on a problem we face. Two weeks ago, the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act overwhelmingly passed...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

What next?

In the first week of September, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in an Idaho case that prosecuting homeless people for sleeping on public property when they have no access to shelter is...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Endangered fish

Over the 45 years of its life, the Endangered Species Act may have generated as much scorn as support. And right from the start: The ESA faced its first Supreme Court test in 1973 – the same year...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our endorsements: summary and recap

Editor’s note: Our full endorsements are available online at www.durangoherald.com. Amendment A will prohibit slavery and indentured servitude in Colorado in all circumstances. This is long...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our endorsements

In looking at the race for governor this year, we’ve come to it with a simple lens. As we believe Colorado has approached, if not nirvana, at least a working arrangement by virtue of being purple –...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our endorsements

Brad Blake, the sole Republican on the three-member La Plata County Board of County Commissioners, is running for reelection as District 1 representative against Democratic challenger Clyde Church....

DATE: Oct. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our endorsements

Colorado’s office of state treasurer seems to gain significance as time goes on, partly because some, such as its current occupant, Walker Stapleton, have used it as a stepping stone – in...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our endorsements

Voters in Bayfield will decide this fall whether to lift the ban on marijuana dispensaries within the town’s limits, which was put in place soon after Colorado voters in 2014 made retail sales...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Sign of our times

It was a sign. A sign posted in a restroom in a downtown Durango restaurant. To the folks who run the restaurant, it was a funny sign. A harmless sign done up in the style of an Old West wanted...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our endorsements

State Senator Don Coram is a different breed of politician. And we wish there were more like him. Not wedded to party doctrine, Coram keeps his interests in Denver aligned with those of the people...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our endorsements

La Plata County Sheriff Sean Smith, a Democrat, is running for re-election this fall against Republican Charles Hamby and independent candidate Dean Mize. Experienced in law enforcement, Both Hamby...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our endorsements

La Plata County Sheriff Sean Smith, a Democrat, is running for reelection this fall against Republican Charles Hamby and independent candidate Dean Mize. Experienced in law enforcement, Both Hamby...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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