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Boebert does not mean ‘freedom’

Representative Lauren Boebert’s campaign has distributed large banners with her photo and the word “Freedom” in bold letters. Yet, I fail to see how Boebert or her conservative peers represe...

‘How many more?’

In the song “Ohio,” David Crosby had the question right, "How many more?" Clint McKnight Durango ...

Reflecting on vets who lost lives

Between bicycle events and barbecues, please take a few minutes this weekend to reflect on the many, many who have given their lives in this country’s wars to defend democracy. The American ...

Firefighter a hero to 5-year-old

Once again, heroic firefighters from around the United States descended on Durango to save our forests and our homes from the ravages of wildfire. On Tuesday, we had our 5- year-old grandson...

Why not ban assault rifles?

I cannot understand why this country allows citizens to buy assault rifles. Is there a purpose for these guns other than killing a lot of people as quickly as possible? There is clearly no s...

Fixed downtowns lost charm

Let me offer similar scenarios to put some flesh on the arguments against fixing downtown Durango. While living in Westport, Connecticut, in the 1990s, our village with colonial roots was di...

Ascent means ‘more choice’

Hundreds of families are eagerly anticipating the fall 2023 opening of Ascent Classical Academy of Durango. I have met so many people through my work toward the opening of this school. It ha...

Ascent ‘providing an alternative’

Now is the time. Ascent Classical Academy supporters need to unite, write letters and show up to any public meetings that we can! Publicly funded, privately operated charter schools give fam...

Coram ‘will improve our lives’

Remember the $1,400 stimulus payment we received as part of the American Rescue Plan? I was happy to get it. For many it meant the difference between paying rent during the pandemic and faci...

Collective bargaining a choice

The Journal’s March 4 guest column, “Commissioners unite to oppose collective bargaining,” demonstrates the commissioners of Montezuma and La Plata counties haven’t really thought out th...

‘Do not change Main Avenue’

I moved to Aztec, New Mexico, a year ago and previously lived in Henderson, Nevada, for 30 years. Throughout those years, I spent a great deal of time visiting Durango and still do because ...

Downtown plan would cost millions

Do the citizens of Durango understand what is going to happen to their downtown? This year, the City Council and planning department hired a consulting firm to redesign Main Avenue. During a...
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