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Where’s justice: News that driver would not be charged was hard to take

The recent news that Bobby Lehmann would not be charged was hard to take. Lehmann is the 77-year-old driver who jumped a curb on North Main Avenue last year and killed two pedestrians, Allen Duke,...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Find Antares in the heart of Scorpius

Greetings, Stargazers. The 416 Fire has made it challenging for many of us to get outside to see the night sky. I have enjoyed breathing clean air again this week. Now that the smoke has been...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | COLUMN: What's up in Durango Skies

Four Corners Beekeepers Association to meet Tuesday

The Four Corners Beekeepers Association will hold a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Florida Baptist Church, 30296 U.S. Highway 160. Guest speaker Jim Marquis will give a presentation about creating...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Editorial cartoon

DATE: July 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorial Cartoons

Tourists explore an abandoned Chinese ‘ghost village’ engulfed by nature

HOUTOUWAN, China – Blanketed with greenery, the ghost town is perched atop cliffs looking west into sea mists obscuring the horizon. Abandoned homes ravaged by weather and creeping vines stand...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Woman, kids seeking asylum take sanctuary in Utah church

SALT LAKE CITY – A playground surrounded by a large shade tree stands outside the First Unitarian Church in Salt Lake City, where Vicky Chavez and her two young daughters have been taking sanctuary...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Time to talk about the train and health

I think it may be past time to evaluate the true benefits and costs of the train to our community, the health of our people and our goals. I realize the economic benefits of the train, and more,...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Fire points to need for climate action

The 416 Fire has affected all of us in some way or another. I’m thinking of all the people and animals whose lives have been displaced by this disaster. Our community, myself included, is sending...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Something to think about

With the recent hullabaloo going on about diversity, division and separating the “we” from the “them” in the news lately, I had to ponder about what is right and fair. Are we a nation of...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Tipton could lead on renewable energy

I appreciate Rep. Scott Tipton’s concerns for reducing large volumes of pollution throughout the world, recently expressed in his article, “We Must Utilize Western Colorado’s Vast Natural...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Tipton bigger on guns than health care

If Congressman Scott Tipton ever shows up for an in-person town hall meeting with constituents, hopefully someone will ask him why congressional Republicans think it should be easier for a United...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

‘I don’t want the train to cause fires’

I am Emmett. I am six years old. I live in Durango. I do not like this wildfire. I think they should run the steam trains on electric to heat the water. They can use solar panels on days when it...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor