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Letter: We should take responsibility for our health

What if “we, the people” were in charge of our own personal and collective lives? What if when falling ill we would confine ourselves as we know to do even with a cold? What if while we are...

DATE: April 14, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Writer doesn’t want to hear that whistle blow

Hi, I’ve been following the debacle known as the fire-starting, loud, polluting train with sympathy. I know the Durango train has its following and its fans but many of us are not them. I’ve been...

DATE: April 13, 2021 | UPDATED: 1 day 9 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Train is part of Durango’s, nation’s history

In response to Jessica Cox’s letter in the Friday edition of the Herald, I find that I must once again defend the train. I love the train! I get chills when I hear her bells and whistles. The sound...

DATE: April 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Losing tolerance for Durango ‘slumlords’

I understand the simple economics of supply and demand at play in our current housing market. My soapbox is tall and I could go on for days about what it feels like to be a local pushed out in the...

DATE: April 11, 2021 | UPDATED: 1 day 9 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Say ‘Yes’ to organ donation, save lives

Less than one year into my grandson Liam’s life, our family’s world was flipped upside down when we learned that he had an enlarged heart and congestive heart failure. His only hope for survival...

DATE: April 10, 2021 | UPDATED: 1 day 9 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Plastics pollute the oceans

My name is Raya Halonen and I’m a fifth-grade student who goes to Riverview Elementary. I’m writing to you about a concern I have. The ocean needs help. Plastic is polluting it and I’d like you/me...

DATE: April 10, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Fifth-grader raises money for people who are homeless

I am a fifth grade student at Riverview Elementary School. For my community improvement project I decided to do homelessness. For me and 85% of the others others who took my survey, helping...

DATE: April 9, 2021 | UPDATED: 1 day 9 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Build radar station on Bridge Timber Mountain

Three notable topics were covered in The Durango Herald Weekend Edition, April 3-4: An increase in the lodgers tax and the vision to develop a world class bike park were supported by a...

DATE: April 9, 2021 | UPDATED: 1 day 9 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Bus service should get more funding, support for drivers

I want to give a great shout-out to our local bus service. I ran out of my house just as the bus was heading to my stop. I forgot my mask, but was able to pull up my T-shirt and show my bus pass....

DATE: April 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Ten-year-old proposes solution for hungry, homeless

Hello, I am Arthur Dillman, and I am 10. In class I have learned about an issue in our town that has existed for a while: homeless hunger. Many homeless people have mental and health problems and...

DATE: April 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Animal abusers should pay a heavy price

We are writing as fifth-grade students, inspired to help animals that are being abused or treated badly. It isn’t fair if humans have freedom but then deny giving it to animals. We totally agree...

DATE: April 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Durango Mesa Park will enhance business, town as a whole

I am writing to express my full and complete support for the newly proposed bicycle/multiuse facility to be located at Ewing Mesa, now

DATE: April 7, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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