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Our View: SCOTUS went too far with federal legislation in Trump ballot ruling

Longtime Republican politician Norma Anderson, lead plaintiff in the case to remove Donald Trump from the Colorado primary ballot based on the 14th Amendment’s disqualification clause, told ...

Our View: Native Lens a catalyst for young Indigenous filmmakers

There are moments when we know we’re witnessing something that changes what comes afterward. That was the feeling, sitting in the dark at the Durango Independent Film Festival on Saturday af...

Our View: OK for Durango to prohibit weapons in city buildings

In the 1993 movie “Tombstone,” lawman Virgil Earp, played by Sam Elliott, addresses a rowdy crowd unhappy with a new law he posted. Earp says: “Nobody says you can’t own a gun. Nobody’s even...

Our View on elections: Dear readers,

Every election year informs the one that follows, and 2024 is already proving to offer more for Colorado voters. We see progress as elections shift closer to what voters say they want. Unaff...

Our View: NATO vital no matter the political noise in U.S.

Immediate backlash rained hard on Donald Trump, after saying on Feb. 10 he’d encourage Russia to do “whatever the hell they want” to any NATO member country delinquent on defense fund contri...

Our View: More wakeless hours, more monitoring at Lake Nighthorse

At preliminary meetings before the construction of our well-loved, well-used Lake Nighthorse, the opening question at public forums was, “Will you agree to share the lake?” Everyone in atten...

Our View: Dear readers,

With heavy hearts over the passing of our dear colleague, former Editorial Editor Bill Roberts, we’re sharing some of his work. (links follow) Starting with his most recent guest column, “Ta...

My View: Bill Roberts brought much to our Opinion pages

Bill Roberts, former Editorial Editor for The Durango Herald from 1990 to 2017, served up opinions the way I like my coffee – strong. It takes guts to do that. To be rooted and able to defen...

Our View: Podcast brings home stories of locals vets

Warrior Narratives opens door to unique experiences, feelings

Our View: Initiative 89 has hurdles as constitutional amendment

More signatures needed for abortion access on November ballot

My View: Sneering back at the Sneer

Well, The Snowdown Sneer returned this year with its expected razor-sharp wit and snarky satire. Yes, you’re a funny bunch, even if you’re part of some secret society of writers with bizarre...

Our View: Grief support resources far-reaching in Southwest

We don’t always know about local resources available unless we’re deliberately looking for them. Grief counseling being one of them. So we’re happy to learn, as reported in The Durango Heral...
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