Fix Obamacare if necessary; don’t kill it

The Obamacare replacements that Congress is discussing would leave millions of people without affordable, quality health coverage. I hope Rep. Scott Tipton and Sens. Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Experience shows value of fluoridation

Durango City Council held a hearing in January to gather public input on a petition to stop community water fluoridation. Individual rights vs. social good was a predominant theme. The addition of...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Vote to end forced fluoridation in Durango

The Food and Drug Administration states that fluoride is a drug, which is why they require toothpaste manufacturers to display a warning label on the container. That said, not since Hitler’s Nazism...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

We could all learn from Porter and Fearn

I appreciated the editorial (Herald, Feb. 10) honoring the leadership and contributions that John Porter, chairman, and Steve Fearn, vice chairman, made to the Southwestern Water Conservation...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

EPA helps U.S. protect its quality of life

Decades ago, many waterways were not swimmable or fishable due to industrial practices of dumping untreated toxic waste directly into waters. The Clean Water Act was passed in order to address this...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Death with dignity without judgment

I am a woman of conviction writing to respond to Robert Goodrich’s letter (Herald, Feb. 8) regarding our local health care facilities’ stand on assisted suicide. My conviction on this issue stems...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Comparing Trump to Hitler is not fair

To liken President Trump to Adolph Hitler (Herald, Feb 12) shows exactly how the “other half” responds when they don’t get their way. Spewing hateful rhetoric. Come On! Hitler? Really? Don’t you...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

A stark choice coming on bighorn sheep

Dr. Dan Parkinson’s column regarding the U.S. Forest Service’s upcoming decision on the future of domestic sheep grazing in the Weminuche Wilderness (Herald, Feb. 12) hits the nail on the head....

DATE: Feb. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

A short story and prayer for our children

So, Betsy DeVos is celebrating her confirmation as secretary of Education (or, as Betsy would phrase it, “edukayshun”). She exudes confidence in her ability to take shorthand and type a mean 80...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

On unicorns, fairies, Trump and Russia

I believe in unicorns, fairies and the Easter Bunny. I also believe that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn acted without direction from President Donald Trump when talking to the...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Which countries produce the terrorists?

Now let’s see: Two terrorists, U.S. citizens, blow up the Federal Center in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people including children in the day care center; Two terrorists, U.S. citizens, shoot and...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

A plan to make America truly ‘Great’

For many years, my family and I have really enjoyed visits to your wonderful country, and none better than our visit to Durango. I understand your president doesn’t do just deals, but great deals....

DATE: Feb. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor