Opinion

Safe advice for teachers, kids on eclipse

After reading your editorial about the eclipse (Herald, July 19), I am compelled to respond with some safety advice regarding viewing the upcoming eclipse. The eclipse will occur on students’...

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

Sensational headline did a disservice

Whoever let the headline “Housing growth not safe” in the weekend edition be printed should be ashamed of a somewhat alarming headline. Unsafe housing at Three Springs! Oh no! Then I read the...

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

To honor diversity is to honor America

I was among the many who were profoundly shocked at hearing Trump’s statement that there were “nice people” among the white supremacists who demonstrated in Charlottesville. I was also taken back...

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

Slow down on our unpaved county roads

I live along a dirt through road that connects U.S. Highway 160 with Florida Road, so the cars and big trucks that use it are not always local. Traffic is heavy at times, and fast; the speed limit...

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

Tipton clearly needs insight on climate

In his column about securing national interests (Herald, Aug. 4), Congressman Tipton addressed threats to national security. He also expressed approval of the bipartisan support for one measure to...

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

Local concerns should be mayor’s focus

In the Herald’s July 29-30 edition, Mayor Dick White talked about climate change and sustainability in his first paragraph as though these were his major concerns. Mayor, you’re a small-town...

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

This is about more than Tri-State’s profits

I respectfully disagree on so many levels with Davin Montoya’s letter (Herald, Aug. 6). I want to thank Davin for his years of service on the LPEA board of directors, but his recent letter...

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

Fascism has arrived cloaked in a flag

When I consider the president’s latest response to the events in Charlottesville, I remember what someone far smarter than myself (Sinclair Lewis, I think) once said. He said “...fascism won’t come...

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

Bike-fees proposal flawed, short-sighted

I disagree with the “Bicycle fees” editorial (Herald, Aug. 11) that suggests it might be time for cyclists to be charged fees to help offset the costs for adding cycling infrastructure to Durango’s...

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

When will the city finally deal with bears?

So here’s a question: When will Durango City Council pull their collective heads out of wherever they’re stuck and do something about the bear problem? Is it going to take the mauling or death of a...

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

LPEA got it wrong, solar subsidizes coal

On Monday, Aug. 7, the Herald reported that Tri-State denied LPEA’s request to increase the cap on solar generation from 5 to 10 percent. According to the article, LPEA’s spokesman said that solar...

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

We need more police, not firefighters

Instead of Durango hiring more firefighters, which I personally believe is not needed because we don’t have that many fires, it should concentrate its efforts on hiring more law enforcement and...

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

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