Unfortunately, in the news lately, we have witnessed communities destroyed by tornadoes, watched municipalities deluged by floodwaters and seen fires create panic while wreaking destruction, not to mention widespread economic hardship causing pay cuts and layoffs even to include many public servants and educators.
Certainly, as we have seen, our fair city is not immune to calamity. Yet one might wonder: Where but Durango could so much upheaval and ridiculous expense have been generated by some liberated hay San Francisco, perhaps, or maybe Seattle?
Clearly, it is time for action we must immediately pass a resolution declaring any and all agricultural products to be contraband on Durango School District 9-R grounds, with conspicuous notices posted to that effect.
On the bright side, if we are ever faced with an anthrax attack, or nuclear fallout, we will have been well-practiced at the appropriate response level.
While there may be few local residents who are experts on mold spores, hopefully we are not yet short on individuals who can still recognize horse manure where it is so clearly evident.
Carl Smith, Durango