Position: Special to the Herald
Earth day was established in 1970 by Gaylord Nelson. After witnessing an oil spill in Santa Barbara, California, in 1969, he wanted to encourage a public consciousness surrounding air and water...
DATE: April 21, 2017 |
On last year’s Earth Day, the Paris Agreement was signed by the United States, China and many other countries from around the world. These countries signed this treaty agreeing to take steps to...
In 1963, Jim Whittaker became the first American to stand on the summit of Mount Everest. Hailed as a hero back home, his adventures affected every element of his life. In My Old Man and the...
DATE: April 14, 2017 |
Far too often, the contributions women have made to society go unnoticed. Women’s History Month was established in 1980 by President Jimmy Carter, who said “the achievements, leadership, courage,...
DATE: March 11, 2017 |
Edward Abbey once said,“sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul.” Protesting is an action that anyone can take. It is a way to make this will of the people heard when those in power take...
DATE: March 3, 2017 |
Black History Month was established in 1976 to encourage people to learn about a part of American history that is often neglected by the general public. Gerald Ford urged Americans “to seize the...
DATE: Feb. 24, 2017 |
The quest for the simple life is one that has been undertaken by many throughout America’s history. However, in the age of consumption and global warming, we can see that the traditional ways that...
DATE: Feb. 2, 2017 |
When the winters get cold and the snow piles up in the mountains, we sometimes need to escape the cabin fever with a trip to another galaxy. This year’s Intergalactic Snowdown aims to take us to...
DATE: Jan. 26, 2017 |
How do you nest when you largely live on the road? Luke Mehall, author of Great American Dirtbags and American Climber, has released a new book about the trials of growing up a dirtbag. Revisiting...
DATE: Jan. 6, 2017 |
The new year is often a time for reflection and goal-setting, and toward the end of December, many new books are released that instruct people how to “be a better you.” These books often teach you...
DATE: Dec. 29, 2016 |
With cold weather blowing in, and thoughts of snow coming our way, it can get a little chilly in our reading lives. The snow piles up, and the cabin fever sets in. When you get tired of the winter...
DATE: Dec. 15, 2016 |
When you are a child, your world is often constrained to home, school and the places you read about in books. A book or a letter becomes an invitation to explore the outside world, a chance to...
DATE: Oct. 27, 2016 |
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A long-range forest management study near Pagosa has some things to teach us about how we should be managing our forests in the long-term.
Mudslides after heaving rain Tuesday night covered portions of County Road 250 and U.S. Highway 550 north of Durango as well as train tracks used by the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad trains make their way back to Silverton after an absence of 41 days.
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