Opinion

Down to business

Some of the largest engines in La Plata County’s economy were candid in describing their challenges and successes at last Wednesday’s annual Economic Summit in Ignacio. Among them were increasing...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

It’s Halloween ...

It’s Halloween, that day of autumn we reserve for thoughts of hauntings and a fun take on fear. Except for many of us, some frights better reserved for All Hallows Eve have already been keeping us...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Back in the saddle

For one weekend, at least, it felt just like old times. A flashback to when Durango seemed to be the center of the mountain bike universe. The Colorado High School Cycling League state...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Why we choose

Every election, the editorial boards of the Durango Herald and the Cortez Journal make endorsements. We do it because we persist in believing that once we have interviewed candidates and studied...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Not a good sign

It’s that time of year again, when political yard signs sprout like an invasive species from the planet Partisanship. You have, of course, every right to put a sign in your yard that says you like...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Just a goodbye?

Governor John Hickenlooper was in town last week, visiting Durango as part of his farewell tour of the state. It was a great to sit down and talk with a man who is still, even after two terms as...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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

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