Opinion

Additions to roundabout are appreciated

The residents of Edgemont Way wish to commend and thank the person(s) who so creatively and timely adorn the bicyclists at the Florida Road roundabout. We appreciate your efforts as we pass that...

DATE: June 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Voices must be heard in a democracy

Vox populi is a Latin phrase that literally means “voice of the people.” Earl Landgrebe was a Congressman. He served as the U.S. representative for the 2nd district in Indiana. He is remembered...

DATE: June 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Tribe’s ranching agreements unresolved

While the Navajo Nation prepares to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of 1868, the tribe has been working on a ranching agreement since 2009. At that time, it attempted...

DATE: June 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Grateful beyond words for all the help

After my second evacuation and second homecoming, I am amazed, grateful and at a loss as to how to thank, help and repay the overwhelming dedication, hard work and success of the firefighters and...

DATE: June 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Fencing will avert tragedy at Santa Rita

We were in Durango for a wedding and took our grandchildren to Santa Rita Park. It is absolutely beautiful. We were having such a good time when our hearts stopped as we watched a toddler almost...

DATE: June 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

What was Hickenlooper doing in Italy?

Why has the Herald not reported on the governor’s trip to Bilderberg? What important issues was he dealing with in Italy that will affect our state? Jim Madison Bayfield

DATE: June 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Vote for Tim Walsworth for treasurer

We are voting for Tim Walsworth for La Plata County treasurer and encourage you to do the same. As longtime locals, we understand the importance of the county treasurer position. Tim is one of the...

DATE: June 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

American heroes deserve better coverage

I’m disappointed in The Durango Herald for, in my opinion, disrespecting our local military and first responders three times in the past month: A first responder (fireman, if I remember...

DATE: June 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Train should take responsibility for fire

It is time for Al Harper to take responsibility for his greedy and irresponsible decision to keep the coal-fired train running. The train should have been stopped when we began the “exceptional...

DATE: June 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Stories about firefighters appreciated

I am a property owner in Durango currently living in Europe, and I keep informed about the fire situation each morning through The Durango Herald. Many thanks for such wonderful articles and...

DATE: June 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Support Silverton neighbors with a visit

The economy has been hit hard this summer because of the fires. Silverton has been especially affected because of the closure of U.S. Highway 550, and the train stoppage. Now that the (San Juan)...

DATE: June 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Blame not useful, but Durango train must change

In response to Lynda Norton’s letter shaming us for blaming the train, I agree that blame is not a useful game and I too share gratitude for the firefighters. Perhaps it is too risky for the train...

DATE: June 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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