Opinion

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

Tipton needs to be part of the solution

The more than 500,000 immigrants living in Colorado provide many economic benefits to our state, including contributing more than $3.9 billion in taxes annually. Additionally, 80,000 Coloradoans...

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

Sean Smith is great and so are letters

I strongly support the re-election of Sheriff Sean Smith in 2018. Before Sheriff Smith’s 2014 election, LaPlata County “Expected More” and we have much more. A letter to the editor on July 27...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

The greed and the mud are inescapable

After living here 40 years-plus, I have noticed how much greed has taken hold of our area, and not to mention the fires and mudslides that we have been experiencing north of town, many people’s...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Durango, thanks much for trusting us

We visit Southwest Colorado for a month every winter and 10 days in the summer and always put money in the Durango parking meters. But on Friday, July 27, we pulled in to a meter on Main Avenue and...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Thanks for help after mule, horse crash

Thank you, friends, neighbors, Upper Pine River Fire Protection District, Colorado State Patrol, La Plata County Animal Control and the Mercy emergency room for the very special help I received on...

DATE: July 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Proud of pols who stand up to Russia

I’m proud and grateful that my congressman (Scott Tipton) and both senators (Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet) issued strong statements today condemning Russia for their hostile acts, including...

DATE: July 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Remember: Train is a national treasure

Durango means lots of things to people: access to the wilderness, outdoor sports, small-town friendliness and charm. Let’s not forget one of the most important features of Durango, a regard for...

DATE: July 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Mary Ellen Long’s art is great; go see it

Come to the Durango Arts Center and see Mother Nature personified. Mary Ellen Long is a refreshing blessing to our art community. She marries nature and a presence of humanity to create pure art....

DATE: July 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

EPA’s Scott Pruitt acted like an abuser

Like every other abusive bully, the EPA’s Scott Pruitt blamed his problems and his resignation on others. Rather than taking responsibility for his actions: excessive travel expenses and blatant...

DATE: July 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Pay attention and catch misspellings

Regarding the weekend edition of the Herald (July 21-22) – and I can’t imagine this error is from the original writer, Ted Creighton: Flowers do not have antlers! Good grief, people, you are a...

DATE: July 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

I love my newspaper and I need it

Thank you for the editorial in today’s Herald (July 22). The importance of a small town’s newspaper is one way for the citizens to actually know what is happening that concerns their lives. I am...

DATE: July 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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