Opinion

Congress should put partisanship aside and reauthorize the LWCF

It amazes us that the Land and Water Conservation Fund, a bedrock of our country’s dedication to acquiring and preserving public lands for more than 50 years, faces extinction at the end of...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Answers lacking as Durango abandons effort to help the homeless

Durango City Council made a significant effort this summer to understand the issues that involve the homeless and to aid in their overnight sleeping conditions. Time was spent learning what was...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Beset by extremism in our national politics, Colorado knows what to do

We’ve been thinking lately that we have underestimated Gov. John Hickenlooper, and that our “purple” Colorado – balanced between red and blue – could be wishing for his steady hand again one day...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Democratic candidate for governor should change his mind on debate

A cardinal rule of campaigning for public office, especially as an election draws near, concerns impressions: Generate the positive whenever possible. Avoid the negative like the plague. Which is...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Santa Rita could be an even better attraction, but we’re not there yet

The proximity of the Animas River is a treasure for Durangoans as it winds its way through town, and at Santa Rita Park, there is an opportunity to make it an even greater part of the town’s...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Open and shut: Candidates commit to strengthening state’s open records act

George Brauchler, the district attorney in Colorado’s 18th Judicial District, recalls reading about a case in Texas in which public records were requested, when something caught his attention....

DATE: Aug. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

If baker makes it back to the Supreme Court, we have forebodings

Jack Phillips is back in the news. He’s the baker from Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple, sparking a case that went all the way to the U.S....

DATE: Aug. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our favorite pets can have a place on the patio, but not on every patio

You say Durango has gone to the dogs? That’s certainly not news. Stroll downtown or hike a local trail, and you will encounter dogs on nearly every block and at every bend of the path. Even on an...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

We’re with you: Today, we join more than 100 newspapers to set the record straight about our work

Today and tomorrow, more than 100 newspapers around the country are running editorials in order to take the strongest stand against attacks on journalists that falsely cast us as enemies of the...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Paul Jones: We welcome independent Paul Jones to the race for Colorado House District 59

Just who the heck is Paul Jones? Many folks in Colorado House District 59, which includes La Plata, Archuleta, San Juan, Ouray, Hinsdale and Gunnison counties, are asking the same question this...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Editorial: Hard cases

If the name Karrar Noaman Al Khammasi doesn’t ring a bell, that’s not the worst thing. A week ago, several Colorado Springs police officers responded to shots fired downtown. They found an armed...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

PERA has another problem, and politicians say they won’t stand for it.

If socially responsible investments provided a better return than putting money into gun manufacturing, the market would take care of itself and there would be no need to have an awkward...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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