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Community Concert Hall: 20th anniversary to showcase talented local musicans and a world-class star

If you have never been to the Fort Lewis College Community Concert Hall and you love music, this is a good weekend to make your way to campus. In celebration of its 20 years serving the college...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Larry Gross, thank you for family history

I’m not one who readily communicates with those who write essays in our excellent Durango newspaper, but I am compelled to thank you for yours in today’s weekend edition (Herald, Oct. 14-15). Not...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Parker: Is this a true tipping point, or just outrage du jour?

WASHINGTON — Depending upon one’s distance from all things Twitter, recent revelations of sexual harassment in Hollywood are either the tipping point we’ve been waiting for – or just another shark...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Gerson: The religious right has become a tribe of sycophants

WASHINGTON - At the Family Research Council’s recent Values Voter Summit, the religious right effectively declared its conversion to Trumpism. The president was received as a hero. Steve Bannon and...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Lake Nighthorse: Residents need to agree on a vision for recreation before the gates swing open

On these clear, windless autumn days Lake Nighthorse reflects the sky like a mirror. And while news that the lake may open in the spring of 2018 is exciting, we wonder just what folks expect to see...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

LPCHS forfeiting revenue, failing mission

Why is the La Plata County Humane Society (LPCHS) not actively pursuing getting dogs licensed and increasing their own financial stability ($10/year for an altered dog and $25 or $55 for an...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Krugman: The GOP is no party for honest men

According to a new CBS News poll, almost 60 percent of the American public believes that the current Republican tax plan favors the wealthy. Some people see this number as a sign that the plan is...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Ruddell: Local First petition is misguided

As a business owner, we were contacted by Local First to support its petition demanding the city purchase 100 percent of its energy needs from local renewable energy sources by 2050. Apparently,...

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

Kristof: Trump’s approach escalates North Korea tensions

On just the first day of a war between the United States and North Korea, according to a Stanford University assessment, 1 million people could be killed. Yet after my five-day visit to North Korea...

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

Lachelt: Transparency regarding environmental venture

As a county commissioner, I am charged with protecting public health, safety, welfare and the environment. Since my first campaign in 2012, I made clear I would do all I could to reduce toxic...

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

Rynott: Natural gas as a bridge fuel - Has its time finally come?

Five years ago, the U.S. overtook Russia as the No. 1 gas producer in the world. With the advent of liquefied natural gas (LNG), the United States is rapidly propelling itself into the global LNG...

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

Gross: RAISE Act threatens to diminish our nation

I’m a first-generation Jewish-American whose parents escaped from Austria and the Nazi occupation just before World War Two. My father, an only child, was sent away by his parents to England, at...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2017 | UPDATED: 4 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Op-Ed