Opinion

Our View: Today’s challenges in words from the past

Today our nation will inaugurate Joseph R. Biden Jr. as the 46th president of the United States. We thought this might be a good time to review some of the 45 previous presidents’ inaugural...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2021 | UPDATED: 5 days 19 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: Retain Lance McDaniel on Montezuma-Cortez school board

Merriam-Webster’s definition 2B of the word “scapegoat” best describes the position in which Lance McDaniel of Cortez now finds himself: “One that is the object of irrational hostility.” McDaniel,...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: State oversight of oil and gas industry shifts this month

It’s a new day for the oil and gas industry and the many Coloradans it impacts. That’s because new state regulations governing the industry go into effect Jan. 15, thanks to the work of the remade...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2021 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: State oversight of oil and gas industry shifts this month

It’s a new day for the oil and gas industry and the many Coloradans it impacts. That’s because new state regulations governing the industry go into effect Jan. 15, thanks to the work of the remade...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: COVID-19: The truth

Daniel Bergman has heard it all, every possible irrational, misinformed, paranoid idea about COVID-19 and the vaccines. A few examples: Bill Gates created the virus. The vaccine is a female...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: Surveillance success or Orwell come to pass?

The City of Durango installed surveillance cameras Oct. 29 at the College Drive, Ninth Street and 11th Street intersections with Main Avenue as an aid to preventing crime and apprehending criminals...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

It could be worse

We were in the bank last Wednesday morning, getting a roll of quarters for the meter, when we greeted the pleasant man behind the counter. His morning was going well, he said. “No tears about the...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Endorsements

For the next four years, here are the characteristics that The Journal ’s editorial board would like to see in the president of the United States: A president who has a healthy working relationship...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Endorsements

On the most significant issue facing Americans, access to properly priced health insurance and medical care, Senate candidate John Hickenlooper easily deserves support. Hickenlooper is not a...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Endorsements

Lauren Boebert emerged on the political scene early last summer, challenging the governor’s seating rules by serving too many in her Rifle café in the northwest corner of the state. Even after a...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Shut the lights

There seems to be a growing consensus that the best way to deal with the coronavirus is with authority. Absent a true global authority, which may never be, we still look for this authority to be...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Endorsements: We’re a YES on wolves

Coloradans could know that the gray wolf is back in the state a few years after the passage of Proposition 114 on the November ballot. “Know,” not necessarily “see,” because wolves are content to...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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