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White: Thanksgiving reflections on people and place

Over breakfast each day, my wife and I give thanks for spending another day together in Durango and for the friends and family near and far who enrich our lives. The phrase “in Durango” is central...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2017 | COLUMN: From the Mayor

Grossman: Humans would be wise to heed this warning

In 1992, the Union of Concerned Scientists published the “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity.” Twenty-five years later, it has just been updated . Most of the Nobel Prize winners then alive and...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2017 | COLUMN: Population Matters

Wrinkle: Tax plans threaten charitable giving

The Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado is extremely concerned about tax proposals being considered by Congress because of the likelihood they will hurt charitable giving and threaten...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Struggling to come to terms with suicide

I’m not alone as I sit on my couch writhing with pain over the loss of a friend to suicide. I know that many are asking, “Could I have done more?” While the community sinks deep into its own...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Impact fees: Fire district good will could evaporate without improved planning, messaging

The headline in Wednesday’s paper took us by surprise: “District seeks impact fees.” We did a double-take. It was almost the same headline that ran 11 months ago, in January: “Durango Fire seeks...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Robinson: Congress should investigate Trump’s alleged misconduct

WASHINGTON – Powerful men with long histories of alleged sexual harassment or assault are finally being held accountable – except one. That would be President Trump. From movie mogul Harvey...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Hope parking fine was worth lost revenue

This is my first letter to an editor, ever. I received a parking ticket while having breakfast in your town in October. We had previously stayed the night in a Durango motel and had dinner at a...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

State playoffs: While Demon’s season ended too soon, Bayfield hosts the state 2A title game

Is there such a thing in football as a loss that isn’t too bad? One that doesn’t sting and leave the losing team agonizing over a missed catch or the missed tackle that might have reversed the...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Egan: We’re with stupid

It would be much easier to sleep at night if you could believe that we’re in such a mess of misinformation simply because Russian agents disseminated inflammatory posts that reached 126 million...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Schultz: ‘Tis never the season for revenge parenting

Ever have one of those moments when you hear a song and it sums up exactly how you’re feeling? It’s as if someone, somewhere out there, heard the call of your heart and set it to music. Maybe for...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Thanks for help with communication skills

Thanksgiving grants us time each year to reflect on our blessings with gratitude and to look forward to the New Year with anticipation. At the Stuttering Foundation, we would like to take that...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Thanksgiving: Finding family, yours or as part of the community; should be no solitary affair

There is nothing like loss to make one appreciate what we are grateful for. Our community has sustained significant loss recently, in the lives of people we knew and loved to suicide, and in our...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials