Opinion

Our View: Jail inmate is grateful for vaccine

It’s not every day that the Opinion page editor receives a letter from a jail inmate. But it’s not unusual for incarcerated people to write journalists about their plights, hoping to find a...

DATE: April 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: Vote Youssef, Bosmans, Furtney for City Council

Voters in the Durango City Council election that ends at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, have time to drop their ballots in the drop boxes around town, but they should not put them in the mail between now...

DATE: March 31, 2021 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: City, county move in the right direction on homelessness

Durango City Council and La Plata County Commission took a significant step forward in a joint session Thursday addressing the possibility of establishing a so-called “managed camp” for unsheltered...

DATE: March 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: Sorrow and celebration

Sometimes “all the news that’s fit to print” seems to be bad news. Monday’s slaughter of innocent people in a Boulder grocery store is just the latest example. Our hearts go out to the families...

DATE: March 25, 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 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: Furtney’s potential outweighs fence-cutting

In the March 13-14 Weekend print edition of the Herald, the editorial board made its endorsements for the April 6 City Council elections, naming incumbent Melissa Youssef, Olivier Bosmans and Seth...

DATE: March 20, 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 19, 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: Herald endorses Bosmans, Furtney and Youssef

Durango voters are choosing from among seven strong candidates with different backgrounds and priorities to fill the three City Council seats up for election, All seven want to work see the city’s...

DATE: March 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: Thanks to Bennet, American children win

While many Americans may be focused on the $1,400 stimulus checks wending their way toward them, those who will be most impacted in a positive way by the American Rescue Act are actually American...

DATE: March 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: Vote ‘Yes’ on lodgers tax ballot question

An increase in Durango’s lodgers tax, which ought to occur, has a long list of supporters and few if any naysayers. A major supporter is the Durango Area Hospitality and Lodgers Association; it is...

DATE: March 10, 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 6, 2021 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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