Opinion

Boycott band with demeaning name

For those of you looking forward to hearing Cherry Poppin’ Daddies at the Fort Lewis Concert Hall this Thursday, Dec. 20, perhaps you could think again. When the band came up with their name in...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Farm bill was shameful move on Yemen

Regarding Kathleen Parker’s article (“Cats and dogs finally get a break – in the farm bill,” Dec.15): Last week, House Speaker Paul Ryan decided to go out with a cowardly whimper by sneaking in a...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Snowberger is great, coverage is poor

Fellow Durangoans, I trust that you agree that we are fortunate to have a great school district in 9-R and an exceptional superintendent in Dan Snowberger. The recent public assaults on Dan and the...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 hour 22 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Hunting provides economic benefits

Now that hunting season is in full swing in Colorado, I think it is important to highlight hunting and the positive economic benefits it provides our state. In addition to taxes collected from...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

The days of reckless spending are over

It has become increasingly clear that our city administrators don’t consider fiscal responsibility a priority in their decision-making. However, the voters and taxpayers have made it clear what the...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Democrats are usurping county offices

Congratulations to the city of Durango for having captured all three seats on the Board of County Commissioners! Going back 24 years, the Democrat county commissioners representing District 3 have...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

These students will be future leaders

On Thursday, Dec. 6 I attended the Animas High exhibition “Willing to be Disturbed.” The semester-long humanities project of Jessica McCallum’s juniors was an invitation to examine a political...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Can someone please fix these lights?

There are a lot of street lights along the river trail and on Bennett Street that are out. There is also a street light at the 32nd Street boat launch that has been flashing like a strobe light for...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Guys, enough war – or it’s the asteroid

The Gulf War in Iraq, under President George H. W. Bush, in 1991, had about 100 U.S. military casualties. The global community was relieved that this ended in a very short period of time and he has...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Criticism of Snowberger has petty tone

I can’t help but notice that the recent barrage of stories, letters, and editorials about Dan Snowberger and the Board of Education have taken an increasingly petty tone. As a district employee, I...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Herald, 9R parents should step back

I am writing to express my support for Superintendent Dan Snowberger and my former colleagues on the Durango 9-R School Board. Snowberger has worked tirelessly over the last seven years on behalf...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

We need to resist alarmism on climate

For the 25th straight year we’ve been warned that if we don’t make drastic changes the world will be at its tipping point within 10 years and it will “implode.” This year’s elite globalist report...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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