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Our View: Science is in: Lonely people don’t vote

Lonely people are less likely to vote. This is proven. Alexander Langenkamp’s study “Lonely Hearts, Empty Booths?: The Relationship between Loneliness, Reported Voting Behavior and Voting as...

Our View: Honor vets with Camp Hale monument

Camp Hale and the Tenmile Range, which produced the 10th Mountain Division with alpine soldiers who busted through German lines and changed the course of World War II, are in dire need of st...

Our View: Is public best served before, after financial record audits?

Citizens have a right to know what the City of Durango is doing financially. That’s a given. The timely question, though, is whether the public is best served when financial records are rele...

Our View: Mushrooms to treat mental health: Pass Initiative 58

In the treatment of mental health, psilocybin is too promising to ignore. For this reason, along with legalization’s removal of a criminal element, we support passing Initiative 58, the meas...

Our View: How not to polarize voters

The Denver Post’s editorial board made a bold decision in asking four freelance columnists to take a hiatus from writing between the primary and general elections. The board will instead...

Labor Day means something new

Americans rethink how, where, for how much they work

Our View: Opinion on 1B before elections

Dear readers, when you open The Durango Herald next Saturday, you’ll notice our Weekend Opinion cover page has undergone a bit of reconstruction for election season. Weekend Opinion will be ...

Bill Roberts: Booze on the ballot

Convenience poor reason to sacrifice community

Our View: Each transaction says yes or no to inflation

Inflation is front and center in the midterm elections. But don’t fall under the sway of candidates who claim the superpower of inflicting real-time effects on inflation. They don’t have it....

Our View: D&SNGR: To wave or not to wave

Lately, letters about the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad’s train whistle have taken up real estate in our Opinion section. One letter-writer steered the conversation toward a new ...

Our View: 4-day school weeks poised to be Southwest standard

Historians are at odds over why school calendars begin in the fall and summer is the season for breaks. Some say children helped on farms in summer. Others says cities were sweltering in Jun...

Our View: Durango divide: Ebikes and those who hate on them

Note the bumper sticker, “Bikes, Durango’s replacement for horses.” Now, we’re witnessing another possible replacement and a sharp Durango divide – people hating on ebikes. And those who lov...
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