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Bruni: The Bush twins want to set the record straight

Editor’s note: This column first published in The New York Times on Oct. 19, 2017. The other morning, after too little sleep and with too much to do, Jenna Bush Hager found herself dragging, and...

DATE: April 24, 2018 | COLUMN: Frank Bruni

Purnell: Does occupational licensing really improve public health and safety?

Barbers, dental assistants, electricians and many more jobs we encounter on a regular basis are increasingly regulated by states through occupational licensing, ostensibly for the purpose of...

DATE: April 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Rankin: Civics, being a good citizen, should be the foundation of our education system

Thoms Jefferson said, “An informed citizenry is the heart of a dynamic democracy.” Civics is the study of the rights and duties of citizenship. The United States Citizenship Civics Test is the...

DATE: April 24, 2018 | COLUMN: From the Board of Education

Public notices: SB 156 is another attack on the public’s right to know

Public notices — the legal notices that governmental entities pay to place in newspapers as a means of informing the public — have played an important role in informing citizens about the actions...

DATE: April 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Schwartz-Bozeman: Dog park is no place for the homeless

The dog park — seriously? I am so perturbed at how people of privilege and popularity condemn other human beings to the margins. “I have and they do not” is insufficient reason to live with an “us...

DATE: April 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Day: If you cannot afford housing, you cannot afford school

Finding affordable housing is a challenge for many people in Durango, including Fort Lewis College students. Housing is one of our most basic needs and, in Durango, it can be a need that’s hard to...

DATE: April 23, 2018 | COLUMN: Above the Rim

van Tyn: Playing music benefits the brain and so much more

Have you ever been feeling down and found that listening to music lifts you out of your funk? Or experienced a deep longing brought on by that song playing on the radio? Music is a universal...

DATE: April 21, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 10 hours ago | COLUMN: On Education

Coram: Being responsible with our water

Most people do not realize that managing water in the West is larger an effort than putting a man on the moon. The wells, reservoirs and ditches needed to direct water for both agriculture and...

DATE: April 21, 2018 | COLUMN: From the State Senate

Guill: Durangoan one of Earth Day’s founders

I was surprised to learn recently that Bill Manning was one of the original founders of Earth Day in 1970. He told me of those turbulent times, especially on college campuses, of anti-war...

DATE: April 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Adams: Jenna Bush Hager will speak in Durango

This community notice about Jenna Bush Hager comes on behalf of the board and staff of the Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado. I want to assure everyone that Jenna will be our “Making...

DATE: April 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Earth Day: Economy cannot ignore scientific realities

Earth Day on Sunday springs from the understanding that our physical environment can be irreversibly damaged and how we treat it matters, every day of the year. That admission was not always...

DATE: April 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Purgatory: Good for us James Coleman’s business model prioritizes family and recreation

Purgatory’s season is coming to a close this weekend with free lift tickets both Saturday and Sunday. It wasn’t an easy winter, by any means, and owner James Coleman and his snowmaking and mountain...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials