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Western Slope leaders call for stricter regulations on oil, gas pollution

A growing number of elected officials on the Western Slope are pushing for regulations on oil and gas pollution to reflect stricter rules currently in place on the Front Range. “Why would we have...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

American left must find its voice on Venezuela

NEW YORK – The Trump administration faces a test in Venezuela. It must pursue a foreign policy that helps usher out the odious regime of Nicolas Maduro without triggering a backlash against...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2019 | COLUMN: Fareed Zakaria

Gun-seizure bill and minimum wage increase advance in New Mexico

SANTA FE – New Mexico’s Democrat-led House of Representatives passed a bill that would make it easier to take guns away from people who may be suicidal or a risk to others, in an emotionally...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Don’t be so quick to blame the train

I have lived in Durango for almost 20 years. During that time I can recall at least six very significant wildfires in our immediate area and many more small wildfires. By my estimate, there have...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

News on effects of Trump tax cut is fake

The news stories regarding the “decreased amount of average tax refunds” do not reflect the fact that the federal tax withholding from each and every paycheck in 2018 went down. The average net pay...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

City leaves us in dark on tax hike bid

Numerous public feedback sessions were held both before and after the city’s failed sales and property tax increase measure. A wide spectrum of citizens expressed many consistent themes,...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Banks want a hit of the marijuana business

The U.S. banking industry has a marijuana problem. Cannabis is legal in more than two dozen states in some form. But it is still illegal on a federal level, leaving most risk-averse banks too...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Get that lion: The 26th president’s cougar fixation

Theodore Roosevelt was a force of nature, an accidental leader fitted to his times, a bred-in-the-bone Eastern elite whose heart was in an egalitarian West; a Republican radical feared by his...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Editorials

Denver teachers back at work after winning deal with raises

DENVER – Denver teachers ended a three-day walkout and returned to their classrooms Thursday, greeted by hugs and high-fives, after their union reached a tentative deal raising their pay as much as...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 6

About 80 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about what the Durango-La Plata County Airport plans to purchase for $3.9 million , with 95 percent of...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2019 | UPDATED: 23 hours 44 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Center of Southwest Studies to host new exhibits

The Journal Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College is unveiling its new exhibits rotation showcasing new items and artifacts in its two permanent galleries, one dedicated to Ben...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Shot fired at suburban Albuquerque high school, no injuries

RIO RANCHO, N.M. – A shot was fired Thursday on the grounds of a suburban Albuquerque high school on the first anniversary of the Parkland, Florida, high school massacre, but police and school...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

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