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Summer festivals

For live music lovers, the sweet sound of summer kicks into full gear this weekend. If you live in Durango, the decision of which way to head on Highway 160 is a difficult one. Of course, musical...

DATE: June 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

LaCroix: Anniversary of the Antiquities Act a time to reflect on our dependence on public lands

When my wife, Jen, and I decided we were going to pursue our dream of opening our own business, we knew it would be outdoor-oriented. Growing up in Colorado we are both fortunate to have access to...

DATE: June 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Community newspapers rely on readers for more than revenue

It has been a few months since the Herald reduced its print frequency. The feedback has been mixed. Some readers, in fact, value that they have more time to read the paper or other periodicals...

DATE: June 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Trump slump: Uneasy foreigners may spend travel budgets elsewhere

Tourism is an important economic force in Southwest Colorado, and its success depends on multiple factors: weather, wildfires, gas prices, airfares, news coverage, terror threats, violence against...

DATE: June 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Classic Iron Horse: The 46th version of our iconic event was exciting innovative and fun as ever

Organizers of this year’s Iron Horse Bicycle Classic events have shown again that success lies in providing fresh additions to what is at its core a celebration of bicycles. There has been great...

DATE: June 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

America last: Trump’s actions leave U.S. behind, dismiss input and risk public resources

It is all quite shocking. By withdrawing from the Paris climate accord, President Trump dismissed the advice of his daughter Ivanka, Secretary of State Tillerson and business leaders from Apple,...

DATE: June 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Littwin: The body slammer wins – Is it all Trump’s fault?

The body slammer wins in Montana, meaning, apparently, we’re either one step closer to the apocalypse or to political reporters adopting concussion protocols. Or maybe both. The critical...

DATE: June 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Turner: Elevating action sports - a new vision for FLC athletics

“Plainly put, the Fort Lewis College athletic program can’t get much worse, and it probably won’t get any better.” I wrote that in 1999 for a Herald guest editorial. It was a poor choice of words...

DATE: June 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

It’s propaganda, not fake news

The article you published by David Brooks, The New York Times columnist, is more propaganda than news. He fears the loss of faith in civilization after the age of Obama, Cameron and Merkel, and...

DATE: June 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Rockies for real? Fast start at home and on the road has baseball buzzing about Colorado’s team

June may signify the halfway point of a year, but in baseball it is still awfully early in a regular season that stretches for 162 games. Still, on Wednesday morning the Rockies had a record of 33...

DATE: June 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Leadership: Key posts vacant during a critical time in FLC’s, the community’s development

Dene Thomas, President of Fort Lewis College, in announcing her retirement one year from now, is the most recent in a series of personnel changes that will affect key community institutions at a...

DATE: May 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Grantham: Colorado legislators found creative, bipartisan ways to notch wins

My takeaway, looking back on the first half of the 71st meeting of the Colorado General Assembly, is that a political deadlock doesn’t have to mean gridlock if lawmakers from both sides of the...

DATE: May 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed