Opinion

Tipton flyer a bad use of taxpayer dollars

Most of us recently found a very polished 9 inch by 12 inch, full color, double sided flier from Scott Tipton in the mailbox that attempts to extol his efforts “Fighting to Prevent Wildfires” or...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Colorado wages and salaries are growing

The U.S. economy is booming — in Colorado and beyond. During the second quarter of this year, wages and salaries grew at their fastest pace in nearly a decade, while economic growth surpassed four...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Recruit Manchik’s aliens for Space Force

Ohio’s 12th District candidate, Joe Manchik, who claims to be descended from space aliens and won his election, perhaps was voted into office by people who came from the same planet. Now, Trump...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Remington was a proud, spiritual Ute

In the article on Sage Remington’s life (“Southern Ute tribal members remember lifelong activist,” Herald, Aug. 10), while we are pleased you have recognized him, family members should have had the...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Hilltop House’s sad history of abuse

In 2012, the federal government created the Prison Rape Elimination Act. Pursuant to section 115.276 (Disciplinary Sanctions for Staff) of the PREA Community Confinement Standards, “Staff shall be...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Durango displays good use of warnings

Driving in and around Durango and on Highways 160 and 550 a few weeks back, I noticed the progressive use of flashing LED/solar powered warning and pedestrian crosswalk devices, also known as SPOT...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

What’s the delay on naming fire cause?

What’s the delay? It is with ongoing dismay that the U.S. Forest Service fails to pin the (obvious) blame for the 416 fire on the train. I just read that the cause of the big California fire has...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Weiser is best pick for attorney general

GOP state attorney general candidate George Brauchler’s claim (The Durango Herald, Aug. 8) that his Democratic opponent Phil Weiser lacks “courtroom experience” badly misses the boat. No sitting AG...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Democrats have very selective memories

In response to Larry Bollinger’s letter of Aug. 3 (“Please don’t fall for Tipton’s con”): Democrats often have short and selective memories. You forget how far beyond the constitutional scope of...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Gardner’s all talk on climate change

Colorado’s smoky skies do not simply impair our views; they are a real health risk – especially for those already suffering respiratory issues. And while wildfires have always been a part of life...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Silence equals complicity with the devil

I watched with disgust as supporters of the president wore T-shirts that read, “I’d rather be Russian than a Democrat,” thus endorsing Putin’s election interference. We as a country have made a...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Wake up to Trump and his falsehoods

According to Google, Donald Trump has make 3,251 false or misleading claims since being president. During the month of May, he made eight a day. Doesn’t anyone out there care about this? We have a...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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