Opinion

Duane Highley: Tri-State has delivered on its promises to LPEA

Last May, I had the privilege to attend La Plata Electric Association’s annual meeting, where I was humbled by the opportunity to share my vision for Tri-State’s transformation with LPEA’s...

DATE: May 9, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Clyde Church: County businesses will be altered after pandemic

The past month of social distancing in an effort to minimize the spread of COVID-19 has been one of the most challenging periods our community has ever faced. All of us have been affected in some...

DATE: May 8, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Bret Stephens: Biden, Reade and the presumption of innocence

Regarding Tara Reade’s allegation that she was sexually assaulted by Joe Biden in 1993, and what the allegation could mean for Democrats this fall, some stock phrases come to mind. Hoisted on their...

DATE: May 6, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Jonathan Thompson: COVID kills oil industry – and it may not return

In early January – which seems like a lifetime ago in the age of COVID-19 – President Donald J. Trump crowed about the United States’ new status as a net-exporter of petroleum. He claimed that the...

DATE: May 2, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

John Hickenlooper: The ACA is helping Colorado fight COVID – but it’s still under siege

Health care is a right, not a privilege. With Colorado facing an economic and public health crisis unlike anything in our history, access to affordable health care is more important than ever. So...

DATE: April 29, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

David Brooks: Our age of coddling is over, and good riddance

Over the past decades, a tide of “safetyism” has crept over American society. As Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt put it in their book “The Coddling of the American Mind,” this is the mentality...

DATE: April 26, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Tom Stritikus: Fort Lewis can do its part – and it will need help

In January, I told the Colorado Legislature that I feel like I have the best job on the planet. I get to live, I said, in a wonderful community and work alongside outstanding professionals focused...

DATE: April 25, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Scott Tipton: Democrats held up pandemic relief

The COVID-19 outbreak is unlike any other crisis we’ve faced, and it is testing the resiliency of communities across the nation. In Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District, like in most places,...

DATE: April 24, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Frank Bruni: A politician takes a sledgehammer to his own ego

In the market for inspiration? Try the parable of the blind man who gave up political glory for Jesus. He quickly climbed the rungs of power, became the lieutenant governor of the state of...

DATE: April 18, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Melissa Youssef: Well that was quite a year as Durango’s mayor

What extraordinary times these are! On April 21, my term as mayor comes to an end. In a reflection of how life in Durango has changed, I’ll pass the gavel virtually. As tradition would have it,...

DATE: April 17, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Dick White: Pandemic also shows threat from climate change

A striking Herald headline during the development of the coronavirus pandemic is that some Americans are stocking up on guns and ammunition, in addition to food. People are scared, in particular,...

DATE: April 11, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Bret Stephens: A bittersweet look back at the pandemic from 2025

Jan. 19, 2025 When COVID-19 first emerged as a health crisis in China five years ago, observers noted that authoritarian regimes – with their hostility toward whistleblowers and manipulation of...

DATE: April 10, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

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