Opinion

Sabido a welcome part of our community

I am so grateful to live in such a kind, caring area that would provide a safe place for a deserving woman to live while her immigration status is being addressed (Herald, July 2). I was...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Editorial appreciated many months later

I am writing to thank you for the poignant editorial published on Nov. 8, 2016, “Solitary death against backdrop of circus adds touch of perspective,” about the death that week in the Durango Dog...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Real eclipse takes place in our courts

What’s the big deal about the total eclipse? You don’t have to go to Wyoming to see it. Colorado is dark all the time regarding judicial discipline proceedings. They’re confidential; not public....

DATE: Aug. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Road funding was misused by the county

After reading the Aug. 7 “Action Line” column, I felt the need to clear up some misconceptions regarding how “... the people of La Plata county won’t even pay for maintaining roads, having twice...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Learn more at program on death and dying

I applaud the Herald for the editorial in the Aug. 5 weekend edition drawing attention to the important issues of talking about death and dying, and a series of programs being sponsored by Mercy...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Praying for a renewal of justice for all

What has happened to our beautiful nation? We used to be “one nation, indivisible – with liberty and justice for all.” As Christians, we are not to judge others. But we can pray for renewed justice...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Generosity is the spirit of our community

The recent editorial (Herald, June 26) acknowledging the generosity of our community was “right on.” The Cancer Coalition of Southwest Colorado has been able to continue assisting local residents...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Outdoor retailers object to ANWR drilling

Outdoor retailers, including more than 100 Colorado outdoor companies and Colorado businesses, signed a letter opposing drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The $887 billion spent on...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Are library funds handled appropriately?

A Durango Herald article (June 23) titled “Durango 9-R Saves Two Branch Libraries” mentioning that the Friends of the Library will “help with funding” two “satellite public libraries” located at...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Katz family land purchase is a blessing

As a longtime Durango resident, I have seen our community change, grow, flourish and falter. On behalf of my family, friends and everyone I know, I would like to thank the Katz family for their...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Impact fees are essential to smart growth

The recent article about impact fees (Herald, July 25) seems obvious. Of course, growth should pay its own way, particularly with the increase in second homes in the area. I can’t think of a...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Purgatory stalwart ‘Bal’ needs help

Our pal “Bal” needs our help! Last Monday, one of our own was injured in an unfortunate accident heading to work on his bicycle. Chris “Bal” Balcunus, a 40-year employee of Purgatory, was...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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