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Rampell: Trump’s immigration ‘compromise’ is a trick

WASHINGTON – The White House’s immigration plan is not a “compromise.” It’s not a “generous” deal for Democrats, and it’s not full of “concessions.” It’s a sleight of hand designed to help the far...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2018 | COLUMN: From our Congressman

Nofles: Congress should act so seniors get the care they need

Strokes, surgeries, and trauma from falls or other injuries sometimes result in patients needing extensive care by physical, occupational or speech therapists. But because of inaction by Congress,...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Brooks: The precious and potent power of human touch

In 1945, Austrian physician René Spitz investigated an orphanage that took extra care to make sure its infants were not infected with disease. The children received first-class nutrition and...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2018 | COLUMN: From our Congressman

A Black Tie Affair: Durango pulls together again for Snowdown, the best party of the year

The best part about Snowdown is, well, that there are so many parts. Over 154 events, to be exact. That guarantees there is something for everyone – families, kids, dogs and cats included. There...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Important information on property taxes

La Plata County property tax notices were printed and mailed last week. After printing, our software vendor informed all Colorado treasurers that there was a bug in the system that used the old...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Editorial cartoon

DATE: Jan. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorial Cartoons

Douthat: The necessity of Stephen Miller

After 12 years of failed attempts at immigration reform, the current round of negotiations are turning on a strangely personalized question: When a deal is being made, should Stephen Miller be at...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2018 | COLUMN: From our Congressman

Pitts: NEPA modernitzation is long overdue

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), signed into law on January 1, 1970, was enacted to “declare a national policy which will encourage productive and enjoyable harmony between man and his...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Kristof: Trump leads the world, backward

DAVOS, Switzerland — President Donald Trump didn’t say how delighted he was to be in Sweden, he didn’t call any countries s-holes, he didn’t threaten to “totally destroy” another nation, and he...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2018 | COLUMN: From our Congressman

Advertisement was deeply offensive

I found the two-page advertisement by “Lifewatch” in the Durango Herald (Jan. 22) deeply offensive. Why? Because it’s not life this group is supporting, it’s birth. If groups like this truly...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Polis: Keeping Colorado wild requires a bold plan and vision

Like many Coloradans, some of my best and earliest memories involve exploring Colorado’s wild places with my family. Forging a connection with our outdoors is part of our way of life, and should be...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2018 | COLUMN: From our Congressman

Ethics Commission: Coloradans rightly cherish openess; the IEC needs to comply with CORA

One of the most basic values of our democracy is that the people on whose behalf, and by whose charge, the government acts have the right to know what it is doing. The rights of the public to...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials