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Are people who fault train blameless?

The people who blame the train for the fire may be the same people who threw a burning cigarette out the window from the train here or elsewhere on a road or walked along the track or road or trail...

DATE: July 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Don’t be piggy with apricots, please

Amazingly enough, there is an apricot crop in this year of drought and early frost. They may not be as excellent as usual, but still an amazing bounty is to be found on many local trees. Monday...

DATE: July 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Brooks: The disturbing death of racial progress

Over the past few months, I’ve been trying to write a comforting column. The thesis was going to be that even though President Donald Trump is doing his best to inflame racial division, we are...

DATE: July 15, 2018 | COLUMN: David Brooks

A pass on arson: Trump’s pardon of two Oregon ranchers sends disturbing message

Last Tuesday, between nominating Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court and flying off to a NATO meeting, President Donald Trump found the time to pardon Dwight Hammond Jr. and his son, Steven, the...

DATE: July 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Editorials

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

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

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

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

I hear you Preventing suicide can start with listening, and knowing that there are true heroes in our midst who didn’t do it

New information recently was released about the steady increase in suicides across the country. The number has risen significantly, and I know we’re all concerned. There are many great suicide...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Huff: Recent decisions refine Colorado’s body of law

Every court decision further refines Colorado’s body of law. Recently, the Colorado Supreme Court issued two opinions that I found both interesting and relevant. The first concerns the city of...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

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

Back on track: Change in the weather lets the train resume daily trips to Silverton

A coal-burning locomotive pulling a full load of passengers left the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Station at 9 on Thursday morning for Silverton, where passengers were likely greeted...

DATE: July 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials