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Editorial appreciated many months later

I am writing to thank you for the poignant editorial published on Nov. 8, 2016, “Solitary death against backdrop of circus adds touch of perspective,” about the death that week in the Durango Dog...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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Littwin: Trump crosses yet another line

The temptation is to say that a line was crossed on Saturday in America. But I can’t bring myself to do it. Maybe the most depressing thing about the death and chaos in Charlottesville is just...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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Back to school

The idea that “it takes a village” to rear strong, resilient children is unpopular in certain circles. Fair enough. Healthy families place much less stress on the village. As children return to...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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We’ve run away from home to find ourselves again

ON THE PACIFIC CREST TRAIL, NORTHWEST OF TRUCKEE, Calif. – This will make me sound grouchy and misanthropic, but I sometimes wonder if what makes America great isn’t so much its people as its trees...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Krugman: At heart, Donald Trump is not a real American

Remember back in 2008, when Sarah Palin used to talk about the “real America?” She meant rural and small-town residents — white residents, it went without saying — who supposedly embodied the...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Trump needs a trip to the White House library

WASHINGTON – Donald Trump doesn’t spare much time for reading. “I never have,” he explains. “I’m always busy doing a lot.” But what he is now busy doing is managing a global crisis with nuclear...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Fire district

Durangoans will have a chance in November to vote to support the operational needs of the Fire Protection District. A 2.5 mill property tax, which will raise about $1.3 million in its first year,...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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A great time for a fresh start: Becky Mitchell and Colorado’s Water Plan has a chance for a fresh start

In July, Becky Mitchell was announced as the new director of the Colorado Water Conservation Board. That’s great news for Southwest Colorado and the rest of the state. Here’s why. Water management...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Resilient forests

The public certainly has an interest in the resiliency of its federally owned forest resources. Past ill-conceived management decisions, years of extreme underfunding for forest management and...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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David Brooks: Time for a change at the helm of Google

There are many actors in the whole Google diversity drama, but I’d say the one who’s behaved the worst is the CEO, Sundar Pichai. The first actor is James Damore, who wrote the memo. In it, he was...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Littwin: Can Hickenlooper and Kasich come up with healtcare plan?

I’m not sure how it happened, why it happened or even exactly when it happened, but it seems that our own John Hickenlooper and his new pal, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, are now apparently in charge of...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2017 | UPDATED: 3 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Should Durango consider a fee for bicycles in town?

With Durango becoming more and more of a bicycling town, and adding features to make bicycling easier and safer, it may be time to make an argument for bicycle owners to step up and contribute to...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials