Opinion

Durango airport employees made the day

So much of the news about air travel lately is disturbing, infuriating or deplorable, so I want to relate a different experience I had at the airport in Durango. Check-in for my United Airlines...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 days 16 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Graham-Cassidy health care bill and TABOR

Dear Sen. Gardner, As a Coloradan living with multiple sclerosis, I have a unique reason to urge you to oppose the Graham-Cassidy health care bill: TABOR. This bill proposes drastic changes to...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 days 16 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Commercial logging is not the answer

I would like to believe that Rep. Scott Tipton cares as much about the health of national forests as he claims in his recent effort at misdirection in The Durango Herald column, “The truth about...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 days 15 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Do we know what Trump owes Russia?

It is now well-known history that Trump’s long line of bankruptcies were spared financial and legal consequences by money from Russian oligarchs. What does Trump owe Russia? Vladimir Putin, the...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 days 15 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Learn more about end-of-life issues

I was privileged to attend an event given by members of the Community Health Action Coalition dealing with the subject of how can we prepare for our own death. Medical advances made in recent...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 days 16 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Check your voter registration status now

In July, a request was made to each state’s secretary of state by the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity to provide publicly available voter data – including names, addresses,...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

MakerLab embodies our best qualities

Congratulations to the team at the Powerhouse Science Center for creating the awesome MakerLab for our community. This special space embodies the qualities that make Durango such a wonderful place...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Fertilizers not likely cause of algae bloom

While multiple sources of nutrients attributable to algae blooms exist, primarily nitrogen and phosphorus, low water flows and temperature do not necessarily lead to algae blooms unless adequate...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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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

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