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

Endangered fish

Over the 45 years of its life, the Endangered Species Act may have generated as much scorn as support. And right from the start: The ESA faced its first Supreme Court test in 1973 – the same year...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials


Today we praise Republican Sen. Cory Gardner, for taking needed, effective action on a problem we face. Two weeks ago, the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act overwhelmingly passed...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our endorsements

Voters in Montezuma and Dolores counties have an opportunity to add to the effectiveness of the district attorney for the 22nd Judicial District by making it possible for the district attorney to...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our endorsements

Colorado’s office of state treasurer seems to gain significance as time goes on, partly because some, such as its current occupant, Walker Stapleton, have used it as a stepping stone – in...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our endorsements

In looking at the race for governor this year, we’ve come to it with a simple lens. As we believe Colorado has approached, if not nirvana, at least a working arrangement by virtue of being purple –...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our endorsements

In the four-way race to fill a vacant Montezuma County Commission seat, MB McAfee stands out. She has worked hard through the years to make the county a better place to live. She has attended, and...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our endorsements

State Sen. Don Coram is a different breed of politician. And we wish there were more like him. Not wedded to party doctrine, Coram keeps his interests in Denver aligned with those of the people in...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our endorsements

Amendments Y and Z are separate measures proposing changes to the Colorado Constitution, but they should be considered as a matched set. If passed, the first would create a commission to redraw...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our endorsements

There are some intriguing aspects to Amendment 73, which would add $1.6 billion to school spending statewide. For school districts, the consistent drop in the percentage applied to residential...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our endorsements

There is a lot to like about the candidates running to be Colorado’s next attorney general. Both George Brauchler, the Republican, and Phil Weiser, the Democrat, bring impressive lists of relevant...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our endorsements

Regents at-large Both major-party candidates for an at-large seat on the University of Colorado Board of Regents this year are well qualified for the post. We had the pleasure of interviewing the...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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