Conservation districts

In the frightening aftermath of the Dust Bowl, the Soil Conservation Service was established to protect the country’s soil from erosion and depletion. For more than 80 years, conservation districts...

DATE: April 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Earth Day: Economy cannot ignore scientific realities

Earth Day this past Sunday springs from the understanding that our physical environment can be irreversibly damaged and how we treat it matters, every day of the year. That admission was not always...

DATE: April 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Real, local news matters – A community’s strength depends on a strong press

The annual Pulitzer Prize winners were announced this week, and as usual, they include examples of exceptional journalism: sexual harassment in major industries, the Senate race in Alabama, white...

DATE: April 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Wildfire funding: Both fire prevention and response funds are necessary and should not compete

The $1.3 trillion spending package passed by Congress in time to avert a government shutdown last month includes something western states have long wanted: money dedicated specifically to fighting...

DATE: April 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Fuel efficiency: EPA emissions rollback will hurt rural pocketbooks, fuel economy and clean air

The Environmental Protection Agency, under its embattled Administrator Scott Pruitt, announced last week that it will roll back Obama-era emissions standards for cars and light trucks. Those...

DATE: April 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Import tariffs: Trade policy can cost and save jobs, have unintended consequences for communities

Controlling trade is one of the ways President Donald Trump intends to fulfill his campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again.” By levying tariffs on the importation of goods that can be produced...

DATE: April 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Clean water: Let’s not miss an opportunity to protect water quality from future mining impacts

The Journal editorial board applauds state Rep. Barbara McLachlan, D-Durango, for her bill introduced last month to hold future mine operators responsible for water contamination caused by their...

DATE: April 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Annika Lewis: Teen gains a worldwide view, shines a global spotlight on rural Colorado

Kudos to 15-year-old Montezuma-Cortez High School student Annika Lewis for representing rural U.S. women at the 2018 session of the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women (Journal, Feb. 2 3)....

DATE: April 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Shane Hale: Cortez City manager has done a great job

Cortez City Manager Shane Hale’s recently announced move to Windsor, Colorado, will be a gain for that city and a big loss for Cortez. The city has seen a great deal of progress since his tenure...

DATE: March 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

March for our lives: Students are right, it’s time to end the national paralysis around gun violence

The first truth to understand about Saturday’s March for Our Lives is that students really do fear for their lives. Their parents are fearful as well. Let’s not insult them by claiming that these...

DATE: March 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Public opinion: Elected officials and agency staff need to care what their constituents think

An important aspect of the decision-making process of governmental agencies is the gathering and analysis of public comments. Unfortunately, that essential component has experienced some...

DATE: March 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Dolores, Mancos: Dolores voters must look past one-issue, Mancos must select board to boost town

In Dolores, 11 candidates each want one of just four seats on the town board, and two more are running for mayor. That’s a sign of unrest, including division over deteriorating playground...

DATE: March 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

click here to add your event
Area Events
Directory Plus

Search Directory Plus