Opinion

Our View: In wake of shootings, grief

The recent mass shootings in the Atlanta area and in Boulder, where so many Four Corners folks went to college and have spent time, have sparked grief among us. It’s the kind of grief that...

DATE: April 6, 2021 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: Solution to loneliness is connection

“We have all known the long loneliness, and we have found that the answer is community,” wrote social activist Dorothy Day. During the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us have felt lonely, some despite...

DATE: March 31, 2021 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: Governor blunders with ‘MeatOut Day’ proclamation

What was he thinking? That’s the question that comes readily to mind when considering Gov. Jared Polis’ decision to declare Saturday “MeatOut Day.” MeatOut Days were founded in 1985 by the Farm...

DATE: March 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: Bill to phase out single-use plastic is timely, wise

When we first heard about the plastics management bill being introduced into the Colorado Assembly this session, we groaned. In a nutshell, House Bill 21-116 2 will ban the use of single-use...

DATE: March 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: Bill to phase out single-use plastic is timely, wise

When we first heard about the plastics management bill being introduced into the Colorado Assembly this session, we groaned. In a nutshell, House Bill 21-116 2 will ban the use of single-use...

DATE: March 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: Let’s practice civil discourse

When Christi Zeller first heard about protesters picketing San Juan Basin Public Health Director Liane Jollon’s house, she thought, “I know what that feels like.” Zeller, executive director of the...

DATE: March 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: Hang on for a mask-free future

Hope is breaking out all over. You can almost feel it in the air, as more and more Southwest Colorado residents get vaccinated for COVID-19. Soon, this nightmare will be over, we’re thinking....

DATE: March 3, 2021 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: Congress should pass Colorado conservation bills

“Like winds and sunsets, wild things were taken for granted until progress began to do away with them. Now we face the question whether a still higher ‘standard of living’ is worth its cost in...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2021 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: ‘Caste’ provides lesson in Black history

It’s likely that few Americans living today have been properly educated about African-American history. One of us remembers a college political science lecture on the Civil War in which the...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: How the newspapers’ editorial pages work

As you may have read on this page a few months ago, the Durango Herald and The Cortez Journal have a new editorial page editor. This seems like a good time to re-acquaint our readership with the...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: Good customer service is literally remarkable

It’s been in a steady decline since the 1990s. It could be facing extinction. In fact, it may already be too late to save it. We’re talking about good customer service, the kind that’s lauded in a...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2021 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: Rewrite REAL ID for real safety, less bureaucracy

While President Biden and his new appointees are busy examining the last administration’s actions, we’d like to suggest a good look at the wasteful, discriminatory and useless aspects of the 2005...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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