Opinion

Vote ‘yes’ so DFPD meets its challenges

Chief Hal Doughty and the Durango Fire Protection District Board of Directors are asking our community for a mill levy increase to hire more staff, provide ongoing training and replace aging...

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

Vote yes for our first responders

The last few months have made us all aware of the crucial role that ​first ​responders ​play in our communities. Close to home, we witnessed how their amazing efforts led to containment of the...

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

Empathy and our criminal justice system

Nicholas Kristof’s presentation (at Fort Lewis College) was a circular dance around tragic human rights issues that exist globally. On the periphery was mine. My son was sentenced as a child to die...

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

Yes, kneeling is disrespectful to our flag

Regarding the letter to the editor “Kneeling is not disrespectful to our flag” (Herald, Oct. 13), here is an excerpt from the National Anthem code of conduct from Cornell University Law School:...

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

Turn the tide against deadly gun violence

Last June, a large gathering of Republican senators practiced on a baseball field, with intentions to play nine innings later with Democratic senators. A madman with firearms, another domestic...

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

Larry Gross, thank you for family history

I’m not one who readily communicates with those who write essays in our excellent Durango newspaper, but I am compelled to thank you for yours in today’s weekend edition (Herald, Oct. 14-15). Not...

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

Register, and then vote for Newcomer

First of all, a reminder that Oct. 30 is the last day in which to register or update your voter registration to receive your ballot in the mail for the 2017 election. You can do that easily by...

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

President Trump should try putting others first

The fake-news president needs to learn to keep his mouth-trap shut. Every time he opens his small face-hole, out come lies, misinformation, lies and insults. When he should be consoling the...

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

Open letter to Sanders and McConnell

To Sarah Sanders and Mitch McConnell: How dare you talk to us citizens like we are idiots, saying that, “This is not the time!” So, if a mass shooting death toll reaches 1,000? Or 5,000? Will that...

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

I am parting ways with the newspaper

The Durango Herald and I are parting ways. Reading yesterday’s horoscope just doesn’t do it. Finding out what’s going on in town Saturday morning on Saturday afternoon doesn’t work either. What...

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

LPCHS forfeiting revenue, failing mission

Why is the La Plata County Humane Society (LPCHS) not actively pursuing getting dogs licensed and increasing their own financial stability ($10/year for an altered dog and $25 or $55 for an...

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

Ruddell: Local First petition is misguided

As a business owner, we were contacted by Local First to support its petition demanding the city purchase 100 percent of its energy needs from local renewable energy sources by 2050. Apparently,...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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