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Our View: Let’s practice civil discourse

When Christi Zeller first heard about protesters picketing San Juan Basin Public Health Director Liane Jollon’s house, she thought, “I know what that feels like.” Zeller, executi...

Our View: Assembly needs to step up on redistricting conundrum

Assembly needs to help resolve problem

Our View: Hang on for a mask-free future

Hope is breaking out all over. You can almost feel it in the air, as more and more Southwest Colorado residents get vaccinated for COVID-19. Soon, this nightmare will...

Our View: Motel conversions could help ease housing shortage

Wanted: One or more developers to buy, renovate and repurpose Durango motels now on the market into affordable housing units in the next 18 months-two years. Must be patient and flexible, an...

Our View: Balance judicial leniency with wisdom

La Plata County Judge Anne Woods has recently come under fire for her “progressive” decisions on bail and sentencing involving violent offenders. Along with many readers, we winc...

Our View: Congress should pass Colorado conservation bills

Wilderness, CORE acts will preserve Colorado for future generations

Our View: Let’s abandon our silos for connection

It was too much to expect David Brooks to hand us a solution to the terrible polarization in our community and country. But the New York Times columnist – a longtime regular visitor to Color...

Our View: ‘Caste’ provides lesson in Black history

It’s likely that few Americans living today have been properly educated about African-American history. One of us remembers a college political science lecture on the Civil War i...

Our View: MidTown Renewal Area holds promise for redevelopment, housing

MidTown renewalInitiative poised to boost housing

Our View: Two health care proposals get our support

Coloradans have shown themselves to be solidly progressive on numerous fronts, nowhere more so than on the issue of abortion and reproductive rights. Last year, a ballot measure that would h...

Our View: How the newspapers’ editorial pages work

As you may have read on this page a few months ago, the Durango Herald and The Cortez Journal have a new editorial page editor. This seems like a good time to re-acquaint our readership with...

Our View: Biden’s pause on federal land leases is prudent

Biden’s pause on leases is prudent
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