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Letters: These protesters are our moral compass

Many despair the flagrant corruption in our government, and recognize that we ourselves are responsible by being passive. But here’s an inspiring sign of hope: the many thousands of Americans...

DATE: June 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Racism should not be divisive in 2020

Mr. Sigman’s letter regarding Democrats and the rioting in response to George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police highlights how unproductive our political discourse has become (“The...

DATE: June 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Authorities should remove us from bondage!

The rest of the country has been opening up as the coronavirus outbreak eases. But Durango is very slow to react and the local economy is suffering. The health officials and other local authorities...

DATE: June 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: City councilors lacking in intelligence

Thank you, Durango city councilors, for forcing me to expand my horizons. I have discovered many alternatives to shopping in Durango now that the idiotic masking rule is in effect. When the people...

DATE: June 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: This virus isn’t a Republican-versus-Democrat issue

I am just as frustrated as anyone that we are where we are in this COVID-19 life. I wake in the middle of the night and worry I have contracted the virus. My wife, a nurse, is a hero, she is in the...

DATE: June 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: The Democrats encouraged these rioters

The police officer in Minneapolis has been arrested. Good. However, Democrats rioted without getting all the facts. The preliminary medical examiner’s report says the autopsy “revealed no physical...

DATE: June 2, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Now all we need are parking garages

Hooray for downtown business groups and the City Council, urged on by the Herald! (“Let’s do this mall: Council should push ahead quickly with more outdoor dining for Main Avenue ,” May 29.) Kudos...

DATE: June 2, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: I stand for good jobs, affordable housing

I am running for La Plata County commissioner from District 2. My great grandfather Porter was a mine worker in Silverton in the early 1900s. He earned enough to start a ranch in Lewis, north of...

DATE: June 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

America gets failing grades with Trump

President Donald Trump and his son-in-law recently assessed their performance in our battle against the novel coronavirus. They both lauded their work, claiming great success. On May 11, The New...

DATE: June 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: It’s Medicare for All to the rural rescue

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed many of the weaknesses of the current American medical system. But even before this, health care in rural communities has been threatened. Hundreds of rural...

DATE: June 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Save our teachers by taking the survey

The 9-R school district is deciding to cut approximately 20% of our teachers. Please help to support teachers by taking a free, anonymous survey on their website at www.durangoschools.org. Click on...

DATE: May 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Trump is behind lack of a virus plan

We must do what we can to wisely revive our economy in these difficult times. At bare at minimum, we need some plan to do this. At a recent presidential task force press conference, a set of...

DATE: May 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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