Opinion

Citizens’ Climate Lobby can help

Climate change events are more frequent, our responses must be too! We see many articles lately like “Heat, fires getting worse,” “118 heat records tied or broken,” worldwide. Many of these events...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

‘Green Train’ is still as black as ... coal

I’ve been disappointed to read the one-sided coverage from our local media outlets about the so-called “Green Train.” Take a closer look at the numbers and you can see that the train will still be...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Unruly Walmart shoppers need spanking

In Walmart, I have come across examples of unruly kids and young “adults.” Why do they have to run to the toy section and start playing with stuff or getting stuff out of the large bins in the...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

It is time for a statehouse independent

I am writing to express my support for independent candidate Paul Jones for Colorado House District 59. Paul has successfully petitioned onto the ballot as an unaffiliated candidate, which means...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Tipton should stand up for Dreamers

Republicans failed to get their act together to find a legislative solution for Dreamers. Immigration reform is dead for now, leaving Dreamers in limbo, waiting for a fix before the looming threat...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Please don’t fall for Tipton’s con

The root of the word “conservative” is the Latin conservare, meaning “to preserve” or “to keep safe.” Conservatives once believed in preserving public lands and resources to benefit future...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

It’s my money and you won’t be seeing it

While reading a Herald article concerning a “statistically valid survey” (July 25), I found myself amused by the notion of validity since it only concerns the population of voters in Durango. I do...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

When will we hold railroad accountable?

I have been musing about the differences between our last natural disaster (Gold King) and our latest one – the 416 Fire. Gold King discharged one slug of water that looked horrible; did not kill...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

I consulted Mother Nature. She said ...

The 2018 weather patterns that produced our extreme drought must be part and parcel of a changing climate! So I consulted Mother Nature and she said, “I can give you my laws but it’s all yours...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

A plea for common sense over, well, crap

On today’s front page of the Herald (July 30), I read where the city advised river raft companies to use an exit at the Ninth Street Bridge, just north of the current sewage spill. Horrifyingly,...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Losing Bruce Bransom is devastating

I wanted to respond to your recent obituary about Bruce Bransom, a retired Durango High School math teacher who passed away a few days ago. I graduated from Durango High in 1973, going on to Rice...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Train is indispensable part of Durango’s heritage

My fiancée and I came to Colorado and New Mexico last year in large part to ride both the Durango & Silverton and Cumbres and Toltec railroads. This experience was so incredibly important and...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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