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Letters: Unhoused neighbors deserve a chance

At 22, I moved to New York City, encountering an unhoused population of over 30,000. I learned to feel safe there. Moving to Durango in 1992, I met a different group of unhoused people – working...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Three Democrats is not representative

La Plata County has two independent candidates on the ballot for commissioner, Jack Turner and Charly Minkler. We now have a three-person Democratic Party commission, representing a voter...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Republicans have no standards, morals

This is to all the Republicans out there: What happened to you? You used to be the conservative party of values and principles. Remember? You have been hijacked by President Trump, who shares none...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: This too would be better than that bridge

I have been reading about the bump-outs on Main Avenue all summer. It’s wonderful to have people outside enjoying the offerings of Durango’s eateries. I’m also pleased it is helping to boost...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Don’t give up on recycling plastics yet

Many plastics are not being recycled well (Our view: “Unrecycling ,” Sept. 15). But some plastics are, because they’re made that way. Beverage bottles are designed to be 100% recyclable, even the...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: What’s it take to jail someone in Durango?

As I read the charges against Megan Wilmot in the crash on Main Avenue, I was shocked to see her bond was $1,500 (“Durango officials identify driver in Main Avenue bump-out crash ,” Sept. 17)....

DATE: Sept. 24, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Not so fast with all those vaccines

In response to “Getting a flu shot is especially crucial this year ” (Aug. 23): I got vaccinations as a child and boosters. At that time there were three vaccines. There are now 70 doses of 16...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Keep Purple Cliffs homeless site open

With unexpected pleasure, I visited and toured the Purple Cliffs community recently. It is largely a self-governing community. It is kept reasonably clean. It is on public land usable for no other...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Quit wasting money on homeless camps

OK, so let me get this right: $95,000 to build a homeless camp near the cemetery, $150,000 to manage it. Add in the almost-guaranteed 20% over budget and we will round off at $300,000 to house...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Charly Minkler is someone you want

I am voting for Charly Minkler for La Plata County Commissioner. He knows our county from Ignacio to Bayfield to Durango, and in between. He’s a rancher and a businessman who knows the ups and...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Give teachers money from bridge project

I commend Beth Jones for reminding the city that there are more important things to invest in (Letters: “Instead of the bridge, pay teachers more ,” Sept. 5). I have witnessed civic projects that...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: RBG’s death is a good time to reflect

The death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a moment for reflection. Women of my generation and subsequent generations have the rights we do in part due to her. Her friendship with Antonin Scalia was...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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