Opinion

This methane monster can’t see state borders

As elected officials in Durango, Colorado, and Aztec, New Mexico, we each serve communities that are very different. But what we have in common is a 2,500-square-mile problem that affects our...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2019 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Check the all-star activities in La Plata County

I’ve loved July my whole life. It is the summer month: You don’t have to think about school around the corner; swimming in the lake is always best; corn and peaches start coming in; baseball is in...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Chair

Durango, I’m coming to spread the CU good news

I’m looking forward to visiting southwestern Colorado next week for a number of reasons. Since taking over as the president of the University of Colorado just over a month ago, I’ve been getting to...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2019 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Greatness doesn’t demand that you be a jerk, too

Soren Kierkegaard asked God to give him the power to will one thing. Amid all the distractions of life he asked for the power to live a focused life, wholeheartedly, toward a single point. We’ve...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2019 | COLUMN: David Brooks

Multiple narratives – surprise – can all be true

The last issue of New York magazine featured a long, bizarre, amazing story by Kera Bolonik about a hapless Harvard Law professor, Bruce Hay, who managed to get duped by two apparent grifters,...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2019 | COLUMN: Ross Douthat

Willa Cather penned the antidote for Trump’s age

When I was in high school, I read Willa Cather’s “My Ántonia” and loved it for the love story it told. This week, I borrowed my daughter’s copy and read it again. It turns out to be a book for our...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2019 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

I need your feedback to perfect our lands bill

Colorado’s Third Congressional District is home to some of the country’s most beautiful landscapes and open spaces. Towering mountains, vast forests, archaeological sites from hundreds of years...

DATE: July 29, 2019 | COLUMN: From our Congressman

I’m rooting for Boris Johnson to salvage Britain

Boris Johnson has been Britain’s prime minister for little more than a day, and the reviews are in. He’s a disaster! A fraud! A Trumpy toff and shameless showman who won’t just be bad for the...

DATE: July 28, 2019 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

With political art, who will teach us how to feel?

My colleagues at T Magazine had a very good idea. They gathered some artists and museum curators and asked them to name the artworks that define the contemporary age – pieces created anywhere in...

DATE: July 27, 2019 | COLUMN: David Brooks

On streets, Durango is already ahead of the game

Can summer really be this far along already? I hope you are enjoying each and every day! In my column last month, I wrote about the Animas River Trail and how it connects our community. This month,...

DATE: July 27, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Mayor

You can help save the planet in an electric car

Last month, I wrote about the car accident that changed my wife Gail’s and my lives. I want to thank the engineers who designed the Prius; it gave up its life to save ours. We were driving on...

DATE: July 27, 2019 | COLUMN: Population Matters

Here’s how the internet’s tentacles grabbed me

WASHINGTON – I got hacked. It was scary. In this age of cybereverything, we all live in dread that we’re going to be attacked by the internet. Nearly everyone seems vulnerable. The internet is...

DATE: July 25, 2019 | COLUMN: Robert Samuelson

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