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Alex Jones is annoying. Jones, who is sometimes called a conspiracy theorist, is a provocateur. In our line of work, there are always a few of those – persistent, bullying and best ignored. There...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Expensive misadventure in horticulture

The Durango Botanical Society got off to a powerful start with the Library Garden and the Crevice Gardens, but their new project, “Arboretum,” under construction on the north side of the library,...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Why Sean Smith gets my vote for sheriff

Sean Smith’s leadership style is inclusive and effective, earning him prestigious awards from both state and federal agencies for his competence and diligence during the 416 Fire. His excellent...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Bruni: The most contrarian college in America

SANTA FE – Have I got a college for you. For your first two years, your regimen includes ancient Greek. And I do mean Greek, the language, not Greece, the civilization, though you’ll also hang with...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2018 | COLUMN: Frank Bruni

Please be a voice for Havasupai horses

Regarding a recent article that you ran about the reopening of the trail at Havasupai (“Arizona canyon famed for waterfalls reopens after flooding,” Sept. 3): I’m wondering why there was no mention...

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

Medicare for all another bad Dem idea

Medicare for all? Not hardly! People now on Medicare paid into the system all their working lives and their funds were matched by their employers. People working now and their employers are doing...

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

It takes a deplorable to see deplorable

In response to John Flautt (“Cartoon Trump as devil was deplorable,” Sept. 12), I have to say sometimes it takes deplorable to recognize deplorable. Or as my dad used to say, “Sometimes the truth...

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

We need Smith to continue as sheriff

I’ve chatted briefly with both major candidates in the La Plata County sheriff’s contest. There’s quite a difference between them in demeanor, outlook and experience that is also reflected in their...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Cancer patient’s story is inspiring

Thanks to Mary Shinn for writing the Sept. 3 article, “Durango man living full life after pancreatic cancer diagnosis.” Tom Riesing’s approach to dealing with his diagnosis of pancreatic cancer is...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Our endorsements

Regents at-large Both major-party candidates for an at-large seat on the University of Colorado Board of Regents this year are well qualified for the post. We had the pleasure of interviewing the...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

GOP leaders never really cared about deficits

Lehman Bros. failed 10 years ago. The U.S. economy was already in a recession, but Lehman’s fall and the chaos that followed sent it off a cliff: Six and a half million jobs would be lost during...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2018 | COLUMN: Paul Krugman

Now they’re all Trumplicans, like Tipton

I may not have the best memory, but I am old enough to recall a lot about American politics. I remember the Republican Party’s cynical co-option of Christianity and the creation of the Moral...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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