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Can someone please fix these lights?

There are a lot of street lights along the river trail and on Bennett Street that are out. There is also a street light at the 32nd Street boat launch that has been flashing like a strobe light for...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Cats and dogs finally get a break – in the farm bill

WASHINGTON – For people who support the humane treatment of animals, including those that end up on America’s dinner plates, passage this week of the farm bill is a gift befitting the season – and...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2018 | COLUMN: Kathleen Parker

The face of Michelangelo’s David could guide us

FLORENCE – A tourist in Florentine museums is like a skipping stone above unfathomable depths. Here a Botticelli. There a Donatello. A single room at the Uffizi that would reward a lifetime of...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2018 | COLUMN: Michael Gerson

Guys, enough war – or it’s the asteroid

The Gulf War in Iraq, under President George H. W. Bush, in 1991, had about 100 U.S. military casualties. The global community was relieved that this ended in a very short period of time and he has...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Can we learn to live with wolves again?

In his Nov. 9 Herald column, Andrew Gulliford wonders, “Can we learn to live with wolves again? ” The answer is yes – depending on a variety of factors. He states that the last wolf in Colorado was...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Criticism of Snowberger has petty tone

I can’t help but notice that the recent barrage of stories, letters, and editorials about Dan Snowberger and the Board of Education have taken an increasingly petty tone. As a district employee, I...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

America’s post-Christian future

Here are some generally agreed-upon facts about religious trends in the United States. Institutional Christianity has weakened drastically since the 1960s. Lots of people who once would have been...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2018 | COLUMN: Ross Douthat

Grim for grouse?

The greater sage grouse is a funny bird. Not as funny as the cuckoo or the ptarmigan, but still. The male, with its dark brown body, spotted tail feathers and elaborate white ruff, can resemble...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Herald, 9R parents should step back

I am writing to express my support for Superintendent Dan Snowberger and my former colleagues on the Durango 9-R School Board. Snowberger has worked tirelessly over the last seven years on behalf...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

For Trump, it could be the presidency or prison

Donald Trump – or, as he’s known to federal prosecutors, Individual-1 – might well be a criminal. That’s no longer just my opinion, or that of Democratic activists. It is the finding of Trump’s own...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

We need to resist alarmism on climate

For the 25th straight year we’ve been warned that if we don’t make drastic changes the world will be at its tipping point within 10 years and it will “implode.” This year’s elite globalist report...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Why we gather

In 1996, Jon Krakauer, a writer for Outside magazine, published “Into The Wild,” a nonfiction account of the cross-country journey of Christopher McCandless from the Los Angeles suburb where he was...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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