Opinion

It’s us, bear: Brilliant new book shows toll on grizzlies

More than 2,000 coyotes live in Chicago. Most of them, slinking through alleys at night, roaming parks, are never seen by humans. Black bears are like that. Often they have adapted to living in...

DATE: June 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

One step forward

Democrats in charge in both houses and in the governor’s mansion and an increase in tax revenues from a healthy economy moved the state ahead in the legislative session completed at the beginning...

DATE: May 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Here they are

In the early hours of a Monday morning several weeks ago, several dozen people who came to the southern border of the U.S. as families seeking asylum arrived at the Greyhound bus station in...

DATE: May 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Not one blanket: Denver sees huge support for homeless bans

We have said and more often been told that if places in Southwest Colorado want to pursue solutions to homelessness, rather than try and fail to reinvent the wheel, we should look to cities with...

DATE: May 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Spy birds: A vulture gets snared in Yemen’s civil war

We were minding our business the other day when we heard about Nelson, a griffon vulture that was arrested in Yemen. It is not every day that non-human animals are arrested. On the man-bites-dog...

DATE: May 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

It’s just country: And it’s all good

Who are the great country music artists? Merle Haggard and Loretta Lynn, of course, but there are three other names that belong in the canon who seldom get roped in: Jerry Lee Lewis, Charlie Rich...

DATE: May 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Convention centers

For the Montezuma County commissioners to offer to undertake the construction of a convention center at the county fairgrounds east of Cortez is an auspicious step in county-city cooperation on...

DATE: May 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Michael Bennet: The senator joins the race

Colorado senators Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet once seemed apt facets of purple politics. Bennet, 54, is a moderate Democrat, a distinction that matters in his party when Sen. Bernie Sanders,...

DATE: May 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Court packing: Seldom a good idea

The biggest story of last year, measured by cable news coverage, was Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation. There was something in it to horrify everyone and everyone was left dissatisfied,...

DATE: May 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

The Troubles: When David and Goliath switch places

Late in Patrick Radden Keefe’s riveting new account of the Irish Republican Army, he quotes anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss, who observed, “for the majority of the human species, and for tens of...

DATE: May 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

No lie: Sensible bill compels candor from police

Every now and then, you send your representatives off to the state capitol and though they do not write when they find work, they manage to stay out of trouble long enough to do something good. It...

DATE: May 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

What is torture: Immigration protesters might give it some thought

About 40 protesters gathered in front of the Durango headquarters of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement last week. All protest is good for the body politic. We have a First Amendment tailored...

DATE: April 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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