Opinion

To the barricades

On Black Friday, the administration of President Donald Trump released the Fourth National Climate Assessment . It had no real choice in the matter; it is required by law to release it. It was only...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Costly rules

Colorado recently joined 13 states, including California, to set new limits on vehicle emissions . This means that nearly all new vehicles sold in state by 2025 must average 36 miles per gallon of...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Transition choice

When Gov.-elect Jared Polis announced his transition teams recently, there was some fear and frustration and even a protest in Boulder about the makeup of the 16-member education team. Polis said...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

A useful beast

Donald McCaig died earlier this month. Foremost a sheep-and-collie man, his was also a very mid-century American life. As The Washington Post noted , McCaig “trained Marines to shoot, taught...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Treasure trove

Members of the Rockefeller family have been known for their early advocacy for the nation’s parks and open spaces, playing critical roles in the acquisition and protection of ecologically diverse...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Animal planet

Sixty-one years ago this November, a small dog, a stray lured off the streets of Moscow, was sent aloft in the Soviet spacecraft Sputnik II. Laika became the first animal to orbit the Earth,...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

You can bank on it

Even with the midterms behind us, it is not hard to get many Americans from across the political spectrum to agree that there probably never has been a more rancorous and divisive time in our...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Are we so blue?

In her concession speech Tuesday night, Democrat Diane Mitsch Bush, who campaigned well for U.S. House against incumbent Republican Rep. Scott Tipton, said, “We have so much work to do. Having a...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

You have spoken

Mary Beth McAfee ran a strong race for county commissioner. She had attended numerous commissioner meetings, often adding thoughtful comments about significant issues, and had established, with...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

We’re so blue

In her concession speech Tuesday night, Democrat Diane Mitsch Bush, who campaigned beautifully for U.S. House against incumbent Republican Rep. Scott Tipton, said, “We have so much work to do....

DATE: Nov. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Just a goodbye?

Governor John Hickenlooper was in Southwest Colorado recently as part of his farewell tour of the state. It was a great for our editorial board to sit down and talk with a man who is still, even...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Why we choose

Every election, the editorial boards of The Durango Herald and The Journal make endorsements. We do it because we persist in believing that once we have interviewed candidates and studied and...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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