Opinion

Attend Yucha rezoning hearing Tuesday

This is to encourage residents of the Animas Valley to attend the hearing on the Yucha rezone request (Project No. 2018-0022) before the Board of County Commissioners at 10 a.m. Aug. 21. The...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Thanks for standing with other papers

In 1972, two guys with typewriters took down a corrupt White House. They were able to do that because back then people listened to their newspapers. That benchmark of the American First Amendment...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 40 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Dear airport, please learn marketing

I recently read that passenger traffic is down at the airport, and today, I again heard the airport ad encouraging all of us to fly out of the airport so we could take a hike earlier in the day....

DATE: Aug. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Sheriff, others, thanks for fire effort

While there has been an outpouring of thanks to the firefighters who saved our community from the 416 Fire, I think our local law enforcement has been somewhat overlooked. In particular, the...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

About Trump calling Omarosa a dog

My late golden retriever would never call Trump a human. He was too smart a dog! Perhaps some of the canine species are smarter than some human species. It figures. Gifford Holt Durango

DATE: Aug. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

This column was nothing but Marxism

If there were any lingering doubts as to the leftist leaning of The Durango Herald, reprinting Michelle Goldberg’s column (“The pragmatic left, socialists included, is winning,” Aug. 13) puts them...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Tax increases are shortsighted solutions

The city council debates yet another tax increase ballot proposal. At the same time, planners approve spending $2 million over budget for enhancement of Santa Rita Park and continued...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 38 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Trump crows at dawn and GOP is quiet

Beginning almost daily with his first tweet, the cock crowing at dawn, Trump’s contempt for truth, his cultivation of public ignorance, his vanity, his boasting, his appeals to prejudice, his...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Misogyny and politicking at rodeo: Stop

I recently attended the last True West Rodeo of the season and was dismayed at the active politicking of some local politicians. I was equally dismayed at the sexist and misogynistic comments from...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Thanks – we’ll get through this together

It’s been a tough summer. Wildfires, smoke, mudslides. We all know someone who has been affected in some way. As a downtown merchant I would like to thank the locals for coming down to support the...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Switch the train and no one will know

I’m a steam train fan. One of the reasons I moved here was the train. In our unusually dry early summer, the train was reported to have started a fire on June 1. But the reports did not say whether...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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

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