Opinion

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

Quit draining same sources for funds

The defeat of the 2A tax issue in November was not a NO vote for police, streets and infrastructure but a “no confidence” vote on the way the city is run. I attended the “Wicked Problem” meetings...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

City is set to soak you more for water

On Dec. 18, the city of Durango staff is asking City Council to approve yet another increase to our water and sewer rates. I hope that Council has learned from the defeat of their tax increase...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Snowberger’s apology more obfuscation

I read Dan Snowberger’s weak attempt at apologizing for how he handled matters regarding the 911 call placed in October (“School District 9-R Superintendent Dan Snowberger apologizes for recent...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Wait – what did I just read about 9-R?

I’m sorry but did I just read that “police were not needed” but “if [Julie] Popp returned to Needham, she may be armed”? (“School District 9-R Superintendent Dan Snowberger apologizes for recent...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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