Opinion

New tower behind Home Depot intrusive

Please help! Just this morning noticed the new presence of some kind of tower on the bluff behind Home Depot. As a resident in the area, I find that it is strikingly ugly and disconcerting. Why is...

DATE: May 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Reminder to bear proof your trash cans

OK, County Road 203 neighbors. Please place your garbage cans in a secure location and save a fine. This morning, garbage was strewn along C.R. 203 before the mobile home park. Thanks to all of...

DATE: May 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Criminalizing poverty is the real crime

Durango’s City Council decided unanimously that if you don’t have money to spend downtown, you better not get caught there. This is a shame and an affront to the very notion of “public space.” ...

DATE: May 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Reporting all crime essential for safety

At a recent meeting of the Boulevard Neighborhood Association with City Councilor Melissa Youssef, a variety of city issues was discussed. Among the observations made were the increasing numbers of...

DATE: May 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Get out to hear Dem primary candidates

Frustrated with the current U.S. Congress? Worried about rising health care costs, long term U.S. debt, climate change impact here in Southwest Colorado? Us, too. Three Democratic candidates will...

DATE: May 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Multi-modal plans are just not realistic

This is in reference to the article concerning Durango’s “rush hour” (Herald, April 21) and the letter from Ed Lehner on that subject (Herald, May 5). There seems to be some reluctance on the part...

DATE: May 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Elect those who will fix insurance woes

Our current health care system is out of control. In La Plata County, many farmers, small-business owners and individuals spend $25,000 to $45,000 per year in health insurance premiums and...

DATE: May 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Actually, it was bad air quality, Mom

Growing up in the Four Corners, I dug my hands deep into those coal beds at Peabody Coal Mine and hauled truckloads of coal to my grandmother’s home. The coal was to keep our home warm for the...

DATE: May 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Bring Ramos home, protect Dreamers

I am a veteran and a voter. The Durango Herald recently reported on a local businessman Edin Ramos being deported to Honduras (Herald, May 9 ). His crime was coming to America to seek a better...

DATE: May 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Some facts in light of letter to the editor

Regarding Edward Packard’s letter (Herald, April 23 ), the government at various levels has failed miserably in mass shootings in Parkland, the church shootings in Charleston and Texas, the Waffle...

DATE: May 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Celebrate the miraculous recovery of Israel

Israel! A modern-day miracle! Nineteen hundred years ago in AD 70, the Roman emperor Nero completely destroyed the city of Jerusalem. The Jewish people were dispersed into every nation. Against all...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Don’t blame energy industry for ozone

The Energy Council takes issue with April 24 Herald story, “La Plata County receives an ‘F’ for ozone levels.” The story implies that the reason for unhealthy ozone days is emissions from power...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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