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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

‘Benefit in bears acting like bears, not raiding ranches’

Is there any habit harder to break than harboring a grudge against an old adversary? Yet burying hatchets is exactly what it might take to conserve our wildlife, in the face of ever-increasi...

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...

Our View: Develop public safety sales tax

Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin is being asked to do a lot with less after commissioners voted unanimously to pass the 2024 budget that eliminates unfilled positions in his already und...

Moab unites to fight floodplain development

Moab is a growing town of 5,300 that up to 5 million people visit each year to hike nearby Arches and Canyonlands national parks, ride mountain bikes and all-terrain vehicles, or raft the Co...

Our View: In honor of La Plata County’s 150th birthday

In winter, I cross-country ski up La Plata Canyon in the La Plata Mountains beside the La Plata River. I also live in La Plata County and this year our county has its 150th birthday. It’s ha...
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