Opinion

Would you say a male councilor ‘hissed’?

An unfortunate behavior in dialogue about public policy has emerged in Durango. Especially troubling is that this sometimes seeps into news coverage. Increasingly, argumentation is being advanced...

DATE: March 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Without tax hike, city could fall apart

My family has resided in Durango since the 1930s. Durango has gone through many changes over the years, but none more important than what we are facing right now. I will be the first to say I wince...

DATE: March 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

We can work together on climate change

Letter writer Gary L. Boyd (“This isn’t warming, it’s global cooling,” Feb. 24) is correct in that the sun does power a planet’s climate system. However, its atmosphere also has a profound impact....

DATE: Feb. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

A better way to plow Durango streets?

Durango has been doing snow removal the same way for a long time and, by golly, it’s not going to try any newfangled way of doing it any time soon. Durango’s snow removal plan (or lack of a plan)...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Editorials don’t seem current, intelligent

Two recent editorials, “Downy Sweep ,” Feb. 25 (a cat, and dog and poetry) and “Hear Churchill Roar ,” Feb. 22, have me a bit baffled as to what the intention of this column is. It seems that the...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

For life lessons, check Funday Sunnies

It’s interesting and amusing for me to read all the letters in our Durango Herald. Our most erudite residents work diligently using 13-letter words to show everyone how intelligent they are. If...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Scouts, food drive show Durango cares

Durango has once again proven its generosity as a community. Saturday, Feb. 16, the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts of our community picked up 3,543 pounds of food for the Durango Food Bank. Not only is...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Make It Count boxes make me ashamed

Have you seen the Make it Count donation boxes in businesses around downtown Durango? They say, “Make it count and show that Durango cares by giving to nonprofits and not to panhandlers.” It seemed...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Just how long has this been going on?

The editorials in the paper have taken a wonderful turn for the better in recent weeks. I used to expect a predictable viewpoint, a liberal and politically Democratic slant to any topic examined....

DATE: Feb. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

No one throws shade on sweet Durango

In response to Victor Straub (“Aspen throws shade on slushy Durango ,” Feb. 18): Wow, you must have nothing better to do than to make hateful, negative statements. How boring your life must be. I...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Hold your tongue, now, it’s a snowy town

With the snow that Durango has received, everyone needs to take a deep breath and take it easy. Don’t only slow down with your driving, but with your remarks. This is a small rural town. Our city...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Dennis Johnson was one of the greats

I just read of Dennis Johnson’s passing (“Durango arts community says goodbye to one of its own ,” Jan. 6). What a giant he was; I hope these short stories are worthy of him. One summer, late...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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