Opinion

Our View: Looking back at 2020 in Letters to the Editor

Letters that appeared on The Durango Herald’s opinion pages in 2020 reflected the breadth of issues in La Plata County and the variety of perspectives that can be applied. In the first few months...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: State oversight of oil and gas industry shifts this month

It’s a new day for the oil and gas industry and the many Coloradans it impacts. That’s because new state regulations governing the industry go into effect Jan. 15, thanks to the work of the remade...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: COVID-19: The truth

Daniel Bergman has heard it all, every possible irrational, misinformed, paranoid idea about COVID-19 and the vaccines. A few examples: Bill Gates created the virus. The vaccine is a female...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: Join the Herald in choosing FOCUS 2021 topics

The Durango Herald editorial board has decided to add a new element to our opinion pages in 2021 – and we want your help. We’re going to identify four or five special topics that we will examine...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: More diversity at MSNBC bodes well for all

cq ReidOut Tectonic changes are happening in the television news business, changes that are going to forever alter the scope of the news we consume – and in a good way. On Dec. 7 MSNBC named...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: Every day is a good day for gratitude

When a person doesn’t have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity. A person can almost be defined by his or her attitude toward gratitude. – Elie Wiesel Type the word “gratitude”...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: Take Mama D’s advice for a feel-good holiday

For five years now, Donna Kimmel of Oklahoma City has been crocheting hats and donating them to Durangoans in need. “I start about August, and I have a goal,” the 71-year-old Kimmel said. “This...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: Readers are invited to participate in planning FOCUS 2021

The editorial board of The Durango Herald has decided to add a new element to our opinion pages in 2021 – and we want your help. It’s our intent to define four or five topics we will examine in...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: Squeaks the mountain lion gives us hope

Americans are obsessed with heavy issues these days, from the recent election to COVID-19 vaccines and the challenges of the new year. It’s no wonder we’re fascinated by Squeaks, the young male...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: We need protection from big-tech antitrust activities

In recent days, we have heard a lot about the government’s investigations into antitrust activities by the four behemoth tech companies: Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google. “Well, good,” a lot of...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: 5-Star program may offer hope for indoor dining ... eventually

Durango’s restaurants need hope more than anything else these days – hope they can survive the economic disaster of COVID-19 for just a few more months until the vaccine is widely distributed,...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: Balancing profit and passion in stewardship of beloved sites

Two of our region’s most beloved outdoor public places are facing serious threats to their well-being: Chimney Rock National Monument and Ice Lake Trail. In the case of the former, the motivation...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

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