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: 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

Jenn Lopez: Calling for a bold, comprehensive affordable housing strategy

I can trace my career in affordable housing back to 1994 when I was a junior at Fort Lewis College and began plotting my permanent residency in Durango. Once I learned that the median house price...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Our View: Motel conversions could help ease housing shortage

Wanted: One or more developers to buy, renovate and repurpose Durango motels now on the market into affordable housing units in the next 18 months-two years. Must be patient and flexible, and have...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: Congress should pass Colorado conservation bills

“Like winds and sunsets, wild things were taken for granted until progress began to do away with them. Now we face the question whether a still higher ‘standard of living’ is worth its cost in...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2021 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: Let’s abandon our silos for connection

It was too much to expect David Brooks to hand us a solution to the terrible polarization in our community and country. But the New York Times columnist – a longtime regular visitor to Colorado –...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our View: MidTown Renewal Area holds promise for redevelopment, housing

Remember when you were a kid and you had to do all kinds of things to prevent jinxes? Well, we’ve got our eyes, fingers and legs crossed, because it looks like the MidTown Renewal Area might be on...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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DATE: Feb. 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Editorial Cartoons

Our View: Biden’s pause on federal land leases is prudent

F ishing, ranching, swimming, hunting, kayaking, rafting, climbing, farming, skiing, hiking, biking, snowshoeing, mining, camping, bird-watching. All of these activities use air, water and land...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2021 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Water Managers: For-profit investors should stay out of our water

We may not always agree on the particulars of water policy and water use in the Centennial State, but we all recognize the importance of the Colorado River to our statewide economy and our Colorado...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

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

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DATE: Jan. 22, 2021 | CATEGORY: Editorial Cartoons

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