Our View: Good customer service is literally remarkable

It’s been in a steady decline since the 1990s. It could be facing extinction. In fact, it may already be too late to save it. We’re talking about good customer service, the kind that’s lauded in a...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2021 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: City, county must collaborate on sheltering homeless people

“Our nation was founded on the principle that everyone is entitled to the rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and with the emerging threat of coronavirus, it has never been more...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2021 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: Rewrite REAL ID for real safety, less bureaucracy

While President Biden and his new appointees are busy examining the last administration’s actions, we’d like to suggest a good look at the wasteful, discriminatory and useless aspects of the 2005...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: FOCUS 2021: Why are Americans so polarized?

President Biden’s call for unity in his inaugural speech Wednesday is testament to the terrible divide in our country and in our community, the polarization that has led us to identify “Healing the...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2021 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: Rep. Lauren Boebert needs to step up, serve constituents

In the very short time since our new Rep. Lauren Boebert took the oath of office on Jan. 3, she’s made quite the splash in the nation’s capital. Her reviews are mixed. Those who voted for her may...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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 previous presidents’ inaugural...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: FOCUS 2021: The Herald’s topics for in-depth editorial coverage this year

What do we want Durango to become? What can be done to make this beloved hometown and second home to many more livable, more sustainable, more friendly? Questions like that underpin the Herald’s...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: Ordinary people are suffering in wake of Capitol siege

What happened Jan. 6 at the nation’s Capitol was a shocking attack on our democracy as well as a literal attack on the building, our legislators and the workers who were in it at the time. Those...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2021 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: Public health workers deserve accolades, not blame

On Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, managers at San Juan Basin Public Health gathered to discuss how they might prepare for the coming COVID-19 pandemic. They had no idea what to expect. And like the rest of...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: Does Durango risk becoming just another resort town?

What must the city do to maintain Durango’s unique identity and avoid becoming just another Colorado mountain resort town? That was one of the key questions raised in two Zoom webinar meetings...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: Impose the 25th amendment to eject Trump

The storming of the nation’s Capitol on Wednesday afternoon – a raw and mindless attempt to express allegiance to a president who has repeatedly driven Americans apart with his self-centered and...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2021 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Open meetings preserve public trust

The Durango City Council will hold its regular online meeting this evening, and may end up spending some of that meeting in executive session – ostensibly for the purpose of discussing the...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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