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‘Tragedy of the commons’ explains fake news crisis

Fake news, disinformation and conspiracy theories abound. If you want to understand the crazy, mixed-up, 21st century information ecosystem, think about it as what is called a “tragedy of th...

‘Politicizing public safety makes no one safer’

In the race for attorney general, voters deserve an honest conversation about public safety. A recent opinion piece by the Republican Chair Kristi Burton Brown strayed far from that standard...

Stakeholders object to Next Step design, want smaller upgrades

Small businesses are the backbone of Durango’s economy. Surviving the Gold King Spill, the 416 Fire, the 2020 pandemic, and now the 2022 labor and supply chain shortages. Businesses are aski...

‘Leo’s character pillar of his life’s work’

What is broadly known about Leo Lloyd’s tragically condensed life are his heroic and legendary international level mountaineering search, and rescue skills and saves. What I hope to add – i...

Homeownership: ‘We feel like our dreams are slipping away’

Roberta Villalobos and her husband, whose real names I’m concealing for questions of privacy, began looking for a house to buy in Durango over two years ago. But so far, they’ve struck out. ...

‘Time to rethink impact of constant growth’

Tune to any news channel and you’re bound to hear the question: Is the United States in a recession? Two consecutive quarters of a negative gross domestic product is, by definition, a recess...

‘We need to build more, not tax more’

With bipartisan support for the $750 Taxpayer Bill of Rights refund checks that are hitting mailboxes this month, you would think that liberal special interests would back off their push to ...

Don’t believe a cartoon talking bear on wildfires

Smokey Bear lied to us. I know that may sound harsh but it’s true. He told us, “Only you can prevent forest fires.” Ha! We know that there can be many causes of wildfires that we have no con...

Much to celebrate in passage of climate legislation

Those hoping to preserve a livable world for ourselves, our children and our grandchildren can find much to celebrate in the climate provisions of the Inflation Reduction Act recently passed...

Crime will change with different leaders

In early May, my car was stolen from a parking lot. Two hours after I left it outside of a park, it was gone. Far too many Coloradans are familiar with this experience. When the police arriv...

5 things Frisch must do to beat Boebert

Can Democrat Adam Frisch beat Republican incumbent Lauren Boebert? Up front, I should admit that I am not a Boebert fan. Her rhetoric makes gridlock easy and problem-solving hard. Clearly, I...

Single-payer system benefits patients, physicians

U.S. physician organizations are shifting positions toward a single-payer healthcare system to benefit both doctors and patients. The single-payer system is a streamlined financing mechanism...
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