Opinion

Boy are we ever going to miss Ed Zink

I didn’t know Ed Zink well, but like many another denizen of these parts, I’ve been well acquainted with Ed and his good works for decades. Like so many others, I have closely witnessed what will...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Mercy staff not the problem; Centura is

Recently, there have been a number of letters concerning the current state of Mercy Regional Medical Center. Mercy is an important part of our community and region to deliver quality health care....

DATE: Oct. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

The ACLU leads Durango Herald into fake news

The Herald received the ACLU’s Larry Tajiri Media Award (“ACLU presents The Durango Herald with media award ,” Oct. 2). This is nothing to be proud of. The ACLU is hardly the nonpartisan...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Not so fast on claimed fluoride danger

Regarding the letter “Don’t drink Durango’s fluoridated water ” (Sept. 24), the study in JAMA Pediatrics (not the premier journal for pediatricians) has several false suppositions. They are: 1. The...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

City Council majority is flouting expertise

Durango city councilors held a study session Sept. 24 to discuss the roles and responsibilities of the boards and commissions and the citizens who voluntarily serve to advise them. It was...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Hey, you big spenders: Hands off TABOR

Coloradans soon have an opportunity to make sure that our state’s spending stays under control. The November 2019 ballot has a Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR) question. Please vote to preserve the...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Water users benefit from Proposition DD

I support Proposition DD on the November ballot, which would legalize sports betting at existing casinos in Colorado (not including tribal casinos) and impose a tax on the betting proceeds. The tax...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Please take reusable bags to the store

It’s fairly clear we will always have plastic in today’s world. But maybe we should be asking ourselves how badly we need that single-use bag or container. The visible trash and invisible...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Fight climate change, stop reproducing

The greatest impact individuals can have in fighting climate change is choosing not to reproduce. A carbon-footprint study of people in the wealthier nations of North America, Europe and Japan...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Don’t let Legislature fool you on Prop CC

In your upcoming mail ballot, you will be asked to give the state of Colorado a blank check. Don’t be tricked into believing the initial language, “without raising taxes ...” Proposition CC is a...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

My humps, my humps, my lovely speeders’ bumps

When I was living in Westport, Connecticut, during the 1990s, many roads feeding into the main Post Road were paved-over, 200-year-old cow trails. These roads were narrow and winding as they once...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Durango: Bring back marvelous parades

In the past, there were parade entrants that packed the south side of East 3rd Avenue with numerous trailers of decked-out horses and riders, outfitters with their string of mules, dozens of local...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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