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‘More difficult to be Jewish than ever before’

My friends in Durango ask me what it’s like to be Jewish. I explain about growing up in Kansas City, where I didn’t think I was different In kindergarten, a classmate called me a dirty Jew, ...

‘Karma is headed their way’

I pity the fool whose life is so small that he or she got pleasure from putting tacks in the path of the Iron Horse riders. I’m sure karma is headed their way. William Wallauer Dura...

‘Ban hunting, trapping of mountain lions, bobcats’

As a professional biologist with more than 14 years of experience studying wildlife, I strongly support the ballot initiative to ban hunting and trapping of mountain lions and bobcats in Col...

‘Citizenship Act’s most important aspect – right to vote’ for Native Americans

In 1948, after serving in World War II, Miguel Trujillo from Isleta Pueblo in New Mexico entered the Valencia County Courthouse to register to vote. He was turned down even though he had ser...

‘Ballot box only route to wolf reintroduction’

In a recent news story in The Durango Herald, Sen. Dylan Roberts, co-sponsor of wolverine reintroduction Senate Bill 171, said the bill “is completely opposite from the wolf reintroduction p...

‘Why not spend money on creating parking?’

I have lived in the county, and worked and shopped in Durango for 26 years. The town has talked about the parking problem that entire time. Yet, nothing has been done about creating more par...

Editorial cartoon

Editorial cartoon

Our View: Time for permanent Southern Ute flags at Ignacio schools

As flags represent identities, values, cultural heritage and aspirations, it makes good sense that Southern Ute Indian Tribe students attending Ignacio schools see their tribal flag flying a...

‘Wildlife not private property of lion, bobcat trophy hunters’

Andrew Carpenter (“Hunting, a valuable tool in managing lions” on May 14) believes Coloradans aren’t smart enough to have an opinion about recreational killing of mountain lions or bobcats i...

Our view: Legislative wrap-up

Lawmakers take action on cellphone use, education funding and Indian boarding schools

‘When we take the “I” out of legislating, using “we” instead, we proved we can get a lot done’

We. We accomplished a lot this year – our bipartisan success happened because we communicated, compromised and collectively decided how to best address our problems. Affordable and attainabl...
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