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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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

One fish, two fish

You don’t have to be an avid angler or an aquatic biologist to be excited by the announcement from Colorado Parks and Wildlife that a unique species of cutthroat trout – native to the San Juan...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

In cruel China, faith and conscience are crimes

Every now and then, when credulous Western observers aren’t fawning over China’s high-speed rail network or calculating the precise moment when its economy will become the world’s largest, a news...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Be imaginative about Medicare for all

Robert Goodrich’s letter to the editor, “Medicare for all another bad Dem idea” (Sept. 17), ignores that the Affordable Care Act, though a creature of compromise, has been largely successful, most...

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

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