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Obama plan for GM won't change problematic corporate culture

On Jan. 21, 1988, a General Motors executive named Elmer Johnson wrote a brave and prophetic memo. Its main point was contained in this sentence: "We have vastly underestimated how deeply ingrained...

DATE: June 3, 2009 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Sotomayor's nomination to court is a thrill

I was thrilled with the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. She provides such an impressive trail of judicial experience, she adds to the huge need for diversity on the court,...

DATE: June 3, 2009 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Durango students are bright, driven kids

I must say that I am a little shocked that the Durango community had no response to the letter from Doug Quinones concerning the choice some schools have made to shorten their school week from five...

DATE: June 3, 2009 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Principal, staff are caring and professional

This is in response to Erin Hansen's letter about Escalante Middle School and the need for new leadership (Herald, May 26). With all due respect to Hansen, I could not disagree more. My husband and...

DATE: June 3, 2009 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

If we play by new gas-industry rules, we're going to get burned

The Durango Herald asserted in an April 26 editorial, "Colorado and its citizens are in a far better position now that the COGCC rules for oil and natural gas have been implemented."In reality, it...

DATE: May 31, 2009 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Forced public service causes mirthlessness among executives

There is nothing so inspiring as public service, so I've been incredibly moved over the last few weeks to watch squads of corporate executives come to the White House so President Barack Obama...

DATE: May 27, 2009 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Future economy Start building it now in order to pay the bills

With news of a further decline in home values, and more unemployment, what you hear is the air continuing to come out of the U.S. economy. The economy, an overstretched balloon not so long ago...

DATE: May 27, 2009 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Iron Horse weekend a success

Despite rainy skies and cool temperatures over Memorial Day weekend, the 38th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic was a successful example of hard work paying off - on the part of participants and...

DATE: May 27, 2009 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

On environment, we should live for, and learn from, our children

We are faced with a global tragedy with climate change and decreasing supplies of fossil fuel. Despite a few people whodeny that any problem exists, most scientists are expecting the world's future...

DATE: May 24, 2009 | COLUMN: Population Matters

McInnis welcome addition to race

We are pleased to see former Congressman Scott McInnis declare his interest in becoming Colorado's governor in 2010.McInnis served the residents of the 3rd Congressional District well, and his...

DATE: May 24, 2009 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Brown's books: 'Religiousness' without religion

The movie treatment of his novel, Angels and Demons, is cleaning up at the box office this week.The sequel to The Da Vinci Code, due out in November, might buoy the publishing industry through the...

DATE: May 24, 2009 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

California

California is facing a budget deficit of more than $20 billion with no immediate solution. Its real problem, however, is not so much fiscal as political.Colorado voters can learn from our...

DATE: May 24, 2009 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

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