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Sportsmen ask Gardner to protect arctic

On December 6, 1960, Republican President Dwight Eisenhower created the Arctic National Wildlife Range (re-designated as part of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in 1980) by public land order,...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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Loss of Elizabeth Testa is devastating

The Durango 9-R School Board, our district and our community is devastated to have lost Elizabeth Testa so suddenly. Elizabeth exemplified the best of humanity. She was always gentle, always kind,...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Salary for assistant seems exorbitant

While reading the Sept. 9-10 Durango Herald, a classified ad caught my eye: “LA PLATA COUNTY, Asst County Manager.” After listing the job requirements, near the bottom of the paragraph it reads,...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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Article on Boutique Air stunningly bad

The Sept. 16-17 Herald article on Cortez airfares was stunningly deficient as reportage on several counts, especially given the importance of the matter locally. The reporter’s statement on...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Check out Diane Mitsch Bush for Congress

We in Eagle County know what a great state representative Diane Mitsch Bush is and know what an outstanding U.S. representative she would make. Mitsch Bush understands that Western and Southern...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Celebrate the foundation of America

There are two documents of paramount importance to American history: The Declaration of Independence which forged our national identity, and the United States Constitution, which set forth the...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Bayfield wrong on Road Runner decision

There are not many things that prompt me to write a public outcry, but what I learned this morning seems so typical of out-of-touch bureaucrats with the communities they serve. It seems the town...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Carbon fee is a viable climate solution

We have had three major natural disasters recently, which have all been made much more severe due to global warming. My heart goes out to the millions of people who have lost so much due to...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Veterans come together to honor 9-11

Sixteen recent-era veterans from the Southwest Conservation Corps’ Veterans Fire Corps joined in patriotic acts of service to mark the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks during the Sept. 11 National...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Tight times require difficult decisions

I would like to respectfully address the concern Tom Givon raised in a recent letter to the editor (Herald, Aug. 26) regarding the Department of Motor Vehicles in Durango. The La Plata County...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Local GOP silent after Charlottesville

A few weeks ago, President Donald Trump was called upon to denounce Trump-supporting Nazi and KKK demonstrators for the violence they inflicted upon Charlottesville, Virginia. After begrudgingly...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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Column did not help heal public divide

In April of 2008, Barack Obama was caught in an uncharacteristic moment of loose language. Referring to working-class voters in old industrial towns decimated by job losses, the presidential...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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