Opinion

Our view: No more meal-shaming in Durango

The change.org petition calling on the administration and board of school district 9-R to end its policy of lunch-shaming – serving partial meals to students because of lunch debt, which could be...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Are we all good with surveillance now?

Last week, a story about Big Brother surveillance in our sweet liberal enclave (“Durango police consider downtown surveillance cameras ,” Feb. 18) was notable to us for how little stir it caused....

DATE: Feb. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Another celebration for the Berners

We would be remiss, especially now, when the Democratic Party is poised to go farther left than it has been before, if we did not observe the 172nd birthday of the “Communist Manifesto,” published...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: The brainy Dems may save us yet

In March last year, we wrote a piece, “Buttigieg: Who is this guy, anyway? ” We endured some joshing from colleagues who wondered why we were considering a presidential candidate with an...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Some justice in killing of Irish journalist Lyra McKee

It was nearly a year ago that we told you about Lyra McKee, the 29-year-old Irish journalist shot and killed in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, presumably by members of the New IRA, bitter-enders...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: OR-54 will come again no more

We got melancholy news the other day about the gray wolf known as OR-54, for Oregon, where she was trapped and fitted with a GPS collar in 2017. From the day it was activated until the beginning...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: That border collie was flawless

We like playing sports, much better than we like watching most professional athletes, but we are always willing to make exceptions. This conforms with the tastes of a border collie of our...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Justice for the poached

A year ago, we told you about the case of two Florida men who had pleaded guilty in connection with a poaching operation based in Limon (“Staggering, stupid ,” Jan. 4, 2019). The pair were working...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Can we straighten out Durango’s trail mess?

At the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis, Gen. Curtis LeMay, the Air Force chief of staff, said, “You’re in a pretty bad fix, Mr. President.” President Kennedy made him repeat it; then he said,...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Is Colorado’s secretary of state dodging transparency?

Recently, the Colorado Springs Gazette and its sister site, Colorado Politics, asked, under the state Open Records Act, for a complete copy of the Colorado secretary of state’s electronic lobbying...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: 9-R board tells super, fix lunch-shaming policy

There was a Peanuts strip once in which Charlie Brown told Linus that shoes squeak because they haven’t been paid for. “Do you mean to tell me that just because my dad hasn’t paid his bill I have...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: In the Colorado Democratic primary for president, we choose common sense

If it seems as though the run up to the selection of the Democrat to challenge President Donald Trump has been a long one, that is accurate. But the chase is coming to a close soon, with Coloradans...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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