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Teen haunted by her friends’ deaths

COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) – Cristen Baird wears her memories of the dead wrapped around her right wrist – brightly colored silicone bands belying their meaning – stacked 5 inches high on her forearm....

DATE: July 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Trevor Story homers, drives in 4 as Rockies beat Mariners

DENVER – Trevor Story has rebounded from a sophomore slump with an All-Star season for the Colorado Rockies. Story homered and drove in four runs, Charlie Blackmon also connected and the Rockies...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Trade wars and the $247 trillion global debt bomb

WASHINGTON – The untold story of the world economy – so far at least – is the potentially explosive interaction between the spreading trade war and the overhang of global debt, estimated at a...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | COLUMN: Robert Samuelson

Education legislation up for 2018

The legislative session ended May 9, and I have since reread some of the legislation that passed and failed during the 2018 Legislative session. There were 71 education bills of interest to the...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | COLUMN: Joyce Rankin

Propaganda, selfishness killing the U.S.

Once upon a time in a land called America, law was dedicated to the safety of its citizens, not “tolerance” of criminals. We enforced the laws set down in our Constitution and Bill of Rights to...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Unequal justice in these two sentences

“Man involved in fatal crash in 2016 sentenced to three years of probation,” (Herald, June 19). Judge Dondi Osborne said she was reluctant to accept David Lemon’s plea agreement. Lemon is a...

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

We need an official cause of the fire

The cause of the 416 wild fire near Durango has not been identified while everybody knows it was started by the coal engine of the train (which spews embers in the air and starts fires regularly)....

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

Let’s be proactive about wildfire risk

I appreciate Rep. Scott Tipton’s recent letter, “Key takeaways from the 416 Fire,” highlighting steps we can take to mitigate future wildfire risk, stating, “We need to be proactive, not reactive,”...

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

And now, a poem about the 416 Fire

We are woke to the smoke and that ain’t no joke, inhaling the smell of the fiery hell of the 416 and Burro fires. A blanket of haze covers the morning, forecast is a red flag warning. By noon winds...

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

Bennet must try to block Court pick

With the fate of the Supreme Court on the line it’s time for Sen. Bennet to dispense with his well-intentioned ideals of fair play and working with lawmakers from across the aisle. It’s time for...

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

Deal now with what our lifestyles create

The world is addressing refugee challenges like one big alcoholic family: ignoring the truth. Already worldwide diaspora tops historic rates. Angst and protectionism won’t work, nor denial. People...

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

Olga Little: A mining-era legend of the La Platas

Olga Little, Durango’s own famous female burro-packer, has many stories connected to her historic work delivering supplies to remote mines and miners. She also has a mountain named for her in the...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 13 hours ago | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels