Newsletter Opinion

Albert: Human need managing, not wolves

It is disappointing that the CEO of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (Herald, Feb. 13 ) so disparages the return of the wolf to everywhere the elk are. Perhaps he doesn’t realize that elk and...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Kristof: You’re wrong! I’m right!

We live in two Americas. In one America, a mentally unstable president selected partly by Russia lies daily and stirs up bigotry that tears our social fabric. In another America, a can-do president...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Pushkin: Colorado Checkoff - 40 years of taxpayers helping Colorado communities

Each year, Colorado’s nonprofit organizations work diligently to provide services to communities throughout the state. The need is great and fortunately for the state’s nonprofits, one of the most...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

FFA: Week-long celebration showcases importance of agriculture, education

The annual national Future Farmers of America celebratory week is upon us, which makes for a good time to reflect on the value of agriculture and how young people can find a place in agriculture to...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Parker: ‘You guys are the adults ...’ Time to act like it

WASHINGTON – It was a profoundly poignant image: Thirty teens huddled together in a small dark room, their faces illuminated by cellphones as they learned about an active shooter at their school....

DATE: Feb. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Transfering Ag lands to the next generation

Farmers and ranchers face a long-term challenge: how to retire. Monetizing a farm or ranch often involves difficult choices: to divide land into parcels for development or to hope for a...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Actions fit the definition of harassment

Every woman has known men like Dave Peters, one of the people behind the recall petition effort to hound Commissioner Gwen Lachelt from office (Herald, Jan. 26). When an individual from the...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

LPEA contract valuation half the equation

La Plata Electric Association is soon expected to present information about the value of the wholesale all-requirements agreement between LPEA and its electricity supplier, Tri-State Generation &...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Recall sign at VFW insulting to veterans

Today, I saw a sign at the Veterans of Foreign Wars building expressing support of the Koch brothers’ desire to recall an elected local county commissioner. Later, it had been moved to a vehicle...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

DOI reorganization: The public, elected officials needs more information on Secretary Zinke’s goals

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is redesigning his department to move hundreds of public employees from Washington out West. In theory, putting decision-makers in closer touch with the landscapes...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

McLachlan: Classroom lessons inform legislation

Not much is as fulfilling as a classroom of first graders giggling as they tell you how they want to change the world: Be nice. Listen to others. Lots of ice cream. More recess. It’s hard to argue...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2018 | COLUMN: From the State House

Hoyt: The next generation - America’s future farmers and ranchers depend upon training and education today

If you’ve ever gone to the opening day of your local farmers market only to find some of your favorite farmers aren’t in business anymore, you’re not alone. As a board member of the Durango...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Op-Ed