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‘Parents, families need’ Ascent

Ascent Classical Academy of Durango has my endorsement for approval and opening in Durango School District 9-R. Families with children who are currently not enrolled in 9-R schools want this...

9-R ‘admirable’ with COVID-19

Often the recovery to a crisis is more challenging than the immediate response. Durango School District 9-R did an admirable job meeting families where they were to manage the initial respon...

Why not sensible gun reform?

Bob Dylan's birthday was on May 24. I’m on the pavement, thinking about the government. Ask why Republicans repeatedly refuse to even consider the most minimal sensible gun-reform legislatio...

Don’t poke the Russian bear

Thank you U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert and the 50-plus other representatives for your no votes on the $40 billion military/humanitarian aid package for Ukraine that was recently passed by Congre...

‘Keep guns, give up assault weapons’

Let’s be clear that the vast majority of Americans want a ban on assault weapons. Let’s be honest that these same Americans do not want to take guns and sport rifles from other Americans. Th...

Coram 'sound, sane voice’

A recent letter in The Durango Herald repeated the claim by U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert that state Sen. Don Coram, her primary opponent, is corrupt. Now, that’s a serious charge. Has Boebert br...

‘I was sipping Boebert Kool-Aid’

The Democrats are revealing that their candidates running for the 3rd Congressional District are not worth a tinker’s damn. On that we can agree. They acknowledge this by switching their par...

Money talks, democracy walks

The impassioned debates we’re engaged in about health care, guns, climate, elections, taxes, etc. are certainly important and relevant. However, I can’t help but think pontificating the pros...

Publish chain of guns possession

Compassionate Citizens Initiative. Publish all details of the chain of possession of weapons used in shootings, to include manufacturer, store, sellers and all owners, including: 1. Photos ...

Let’s arm the kiddos!

The recent Texas school shooting shows why we cannot depend on police for protection. Republicans are right – the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. Here’s my mo...

Guns ‘cannot act on their own’

This is in response to a letter expressing concern about Big R advertising shotguns in a flyer that was in the newspaper and that “look like AR-15s.” The author decided that this is putting ...

‘Ascent is in high demand’

Ascent's charter application can be reviewed with the help of The Charter School Institute, Colorado's statewide charter authorizer, without 9-R having to relinquish any authority. CSI has r...
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