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This amputee showed us how to win

When he was 4 years old, his mother found him in the kitchen with a knife. He was summoning the nerve to slice off his own fingers. This wasn’t because he was crazy but because he was all too sane...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2018 | COLUMN: Frank Bruni

He shoots the sheriff, hits the deputies

“I shot the sheriff, but I did not shoot the deputy.” The Eric Clapton song seems to be the refrain of Charles Hamby and his posse of rhetorical assassins bent on lobbing lies and distortions in...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Get used to the new normal: The West is burning

California’s apocalyptic fires are a side effect of modern life – megafires, firenados, constantly drifting smoke. The words seem to come straight out of the latest apocalyptic superhero flick, but...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2018 | COLUMN: Writers on the Range

A tax for public safety? City council is confusing the issue

By John Ritchey Durango resident Two years ago, the Durango City Council unanimously voted to support the $100 million airport tax. Fortunately, the voters wisely and overwhelmingly rejected that...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Invest in Durango; vote YES on 2A

What did your hair look like in 1982? That year was the last time the city of Durango asked for a property tax increase. On Oct. 15, ballots will drop for our consideration of a “Back to Basics”...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 15 hours ago | COLUMN: From the Mayor

Fracking is wicked; vote YES on setbacks

A proposal on the upcoming November ballot addresses the inherent risks associated with fracking operations by requiring increased setbacks: From 500 feet to 2,500 feet. The law does not seek a...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

This man is hate-reading the newspaper

Seems Dennis Pierce reads every issue of a newspaper he hates (“Opinion pages fail to support Trump,” Sept. 15). Seems like Dennis Pierce hates everything. Andy Ward Durango

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

We’re measuring the economy completely wrong

Ten years after the collapse of Lehman Bros., the official economic statistics – the ones that fill news stories, television shows and presidential tweets – say the U.S. economy is fully recovered....

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Our endorsements

There are plenty of good reasons to turn away Amendment 74 to the Colorado Constitution, which is on this November’s ballot. Created to require state and local governments to reimburse mineral...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Editorials

Could Kavanaugh’s be a case of mistaken ID?

WASHINGTON – In one of Brett Kavanaugh’s responses to allegations that he sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl when he was in high school, a charge he has denied “categorically and unequivocally,”...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Black is needed in Treasurer’s Office

Colton Black has outlined a responsible plan to truly get the La Plata County Treasurer’s Office out of the red and into the black. He has the business and financial experience needed to lift our...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

State Senate is blocking crucial bills

Struggling with mounting health care costs? Want your elected representatives to work to reduce your costs and increase your access to health care? Colorado’s House of Representatives has been...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor