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Our View: Shining light on meetings, costly lawsuits

Here we go again. Serial records requester Pagosa Springs attorney Matt Roane gave the city of Durango an ultimatum on Jan. 4: Either City Council approves the release of a recording from a ...

Our View: Misinformation on Senior Center does damage

When did unsubstantiated rumors become more reliable than readily available sourced information? We are thrown by the story last week of newsletters with Volunteers of America letterhead in ...

Our View: It’s justice if family’s feelings came first

Last Friday, we did a double-take over The Durango Herald headline, “Driver who fell asleep causing head-on crash sentenced to probation.” Probation? The deckhead below made the reason more ...

Our View: DeSantis’ education ideology suits him, not public students

Fla. governor forced changes at college to become “Hillsdale of the South”

Our View: Tyre Nichols: His death changes policing

We’ve had parents of young Black men tell us they’ve had “the talk,” offering advice if pulled over by police. Don’t argue. Don’t fight. Keep your hands where officers can see them. Don’t ru...

Our View: Defunding Planned Parenthood does not serve CD-3

We were disappointed to learn that right out of the gate, U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert’s first introduced legislation was the Defund Planned Parenthood Act, which prohibits federal tax money fro...

Our View: Snowdown: ‘Be not afraid of greatness’

One of Shakespeare’s enduring quotes, “Be not afraid of greatness,” is a fine setting of expectations for all that Snowdown has to offer this year. The Bard’s vast body of work will offer mu...

Our View: State of the state on housing: Need broad approach

State of the state speeches are often long on promises and short on details. We get swept up in what Colorado can become as our state approaches its 150th anniversary in 2026. Those promises...

‘Spare us faux outrage at Republicans’

Since election day, I am continually amused by the tenor of many letters printed herein. The theme of these letters is pearl clutching and teeth gnashing in prose. Expressed repeatedly are l...

Letter writer’s ‘news straight from Russia’

In response to a letter writer in The Journal, calling Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky corrupt and a thug, he must get his news straight from Russia and U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert’s new...

Our View: BLM needs direction, bold action on conservation

Locals and visitors arriving to Durango-La Plata County Airport are met with an image of Phil’s World, the iconic trail system that winds through piñons and junipers, east of Cortez and 45 m...

Our View: Sports betting should benefit Utes

Tribes missing out on tax revenues with contradictory laws
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