Opinion

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

Democracy won’t survive Trump or Tipton

Congressman Scott Tipton has been and continues to be a faithful Trump supporter, but after Trump threw our country under the bus in order to placate Putin, Tipton knew he had to distance himself a...

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

‘Peasants – let them drink ditch water!’

City Manager Ron LeBlanc’s arrogant dismissal of county residents in urgent need of water is disgraceful. Has Durango become so elitist that residents cannot be expected, nor even asked, to...

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

I can’t even call him ‘President’ now

Trump (I just cannot say “President” for him anymore) just bent over and gave cover and comfort to Putin and Russia after they attacked us. He is a clear traitor to this country and must be...

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

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