Lauri Costello: We can lead the nation on reducing methane

Earlier this month, over 120 people packed the standing-room-only La Plata County chamber to support stronger, statewide methane regulations. Fifty -our citizens raised their voices and testified...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2019 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Julie Westendorff: La Plata County is on track for a great 2020

Well folks, this is my last column. As the year draws to a close, so will my stint as chair of the Board of County Commissioners. Gwen Lachelt and I have one more year to work for you before our...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Chair

Charles Blow: Impeachment in the House is the real victory

I have been peppered with questions about whether there is any chance the Senate will convict Donald Trump. I have to constantly remind people that impeachment in the House is the victory. The...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2019 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

David Brooks: I was a socialist once – and then I saw how it worked (or didn’t)

I was a socialist in college. I read magazines like The Nation and old issues of The New Masses. I dreamed of being the next Clifford Odets, a lefty playwright who was always trying to raise...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2019 | COLUMN: David Brooks

Julie Gorte: Tri-State needs to lead on cleaner energy

Colorado is leading the way toward a low-carbon future, with companies and lawmakers taking bold action to accelerate the clean energy economy across the state. However, there are those who are...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2019 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Jamelle Bouie: Why the ‘wokest’ candidates are the weakest

Democrats are too “woke” for their own good, or so goes the argument. “Today’s progressivism is more or less a secular form of religion with its own high standards,” Matt Lewis, a conservative...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2019 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Bret Stephens: A Europe without American protection would be a disaster

With the recent conclusion of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s 70th anniversary summit in London, it’s fair to say that Donald Trump thinks that most alliance members, starting with France...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2019 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Dick White: Is growth really what we want?

Opinion columns in The Durango Herald two weekends ago presented three contrasting but oddly complementary perspectives on growth. Gary Wockner, who voted No on Proposition CC in November’s...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2019 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Thomas Friedman: Iran is crushing freedom one country at a time

Having covered the Middle East my entire adult life, I’m seeing some trends emerging there I’ve never seen before. From the streets of Beirut to streets all across Iran, Middle Easterners are...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2019 | COLUMN: Thomas Friedman

Melissa Youssef: The most thoroughly vetted Durango budget in years

Each December, City Council fulfills one of its most important responsibilities – approving a budget for the coming year. In council’s view, the budget should be directly linked to council’s...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Mayor

Michelle Goldberg: The thrilling shock of the movie ‘Queen & Slim’

I left a recent matinée of “Queen & Slim,” the mesmerizing new outlaw romance directed by Melina Matsoukas, astonished on two levels. The film kept me rapt; I cried through the end and left the...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2019 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Trish Pegram; The 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage arrives

Most of us now believe it is the right and duty of all citizens of the U.S. to register and vote. But this has not always been so. As originally written, our Constitution gave most of the decision...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2019 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

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