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Letters: The Herald should apologize for cartoon

Just when I thought The Durango Herald had reached a new low on the opinion page, it has reached even lower. I am appalled that the page would include the political cartoon in the July 3 edition...

DATE: July 10, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: “Chief” was not meant to be a smear

The “Chief” sign was built in the 1950s by the Four Corner Sign and Neon Shop, which was located across from McDonald’s. My father-in-law, Don Demarest, owner of the Canyon Motel in Hesperus,...

DATE: July 10, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Study shows river recreation is big business

Mountain Waters Rafting is thankful to be able to open this summer and we are taking social distancing and COVID-19 very seriously as visitors come to enjoy and raft the amazing rivers in the area....

DATE: July 10, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: I can’t see why ‘Chief” sign’s insensitive

There is an urge to rush to a decision to decide on the future of the “Chief” sign of Toh-Atin Gallery. My thoughts are born of perspective and caution. With the nitro-infused passion permeating...

DATE: July 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Kudos to police for downing Jason Snow

Bravo to the Durango Police Department for taking the appropriate action against armed criminal Jason Noble Snow (“Pagosa Springs man shot by Durango police had criminal history ,” July 2). Shame...

DATE: July 9, 2020 | UPDATED: 21 hours 22 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Should caricature be a face of Durango?

There are many serious problems facing the Navajo Nation, but Durango needs to decide whether the “Chief” is how it wants to portray Native people. I reside in La Plata County. I am non-Native, but...

DATE: July 9, 2020 | UPDATED: 21 hours 22 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Mark my words: You’ll miss Scott Tipton

Well, now you’ve done it. Western Slope residents have lost a congressional representative who worked tirelessly for them. Scott Tipton and I were elected in 2010, so let me explain why the recent...

DATE: July 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Shooting shows de-funding’s a bad idea

What if the social justice people and the Black Lives Matter supporters had prevailed and forced the city to defund the police department? Instead of armed and trained officers showing up when an...

DATE: July 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: ‘Chief’ a commonplace racist caricature

Racism is structural, institutional and systemic; so deeply embedded into American values and laws that opposing it feels unnatural and immoral. Racism is a cornerstone in the creation of the...

DATE: July 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Tri-State is making big green strides

I thought this was great news from Tri-State for LPEA members who are concerned with Tri-State’s goal to meet their renewable energy goal – it was recently published in the Colorado Rural Electric...

DATE: July 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Tourists are bringing more virus to town

I was in a locally owned restaurant downtown. All the employees were wearing masks. However, they were seating groups not wearing masks. We all know that many of our visitors are from two of the...

DATE: July 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: We’ve tried being pleasant about masks

We all are trying to deal with this but when locals or visitors choose to ignore the mask ordinance, what are we supposed to do? (“Mask advocates becoming unpleasant ,” letters, July 2.) We try...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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