Designation protects our sacred sites

Undoing the Bears Ears designation and opening up that area to oil and gas drilling, or any other type of mining, would be similar to what ISIS has done in Syria and the Taliban in Asia. The...

DATE: March 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor

Join us to support creative district process

In recent weeks in news articles and an editorial (Herald, Mar. 3), the movement to establish a Colorado Certified Creative District has been explained and recommended. In its early stages this...

DATE: March 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor

Bettin a great addition to city council

I feel Chris Bettin would be a great addition to our city council. I know him to be principled, smart, hard working, and a creative problem solver. Most of all he cares deeply for our community...

DATE: March 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor

Health care reform benefits the wealthy

Health care “reform” has been a vehicle for the continued 40-year wealth transfer upward. Republican reform offers a multi-million dollar annual windfall to the richest, with decreased benefits...

DATE: March 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor

Experience shows the value of fluoride

Now a nearly 80-year-old woman, as a child I did not have the benefit of fluoride in the water and, as a consequence, I have suffered dental problems my entire life, particularly with fillings....

DATE: March 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor

Rejection of ban is profoundly American

For the second time in as many months, our court system has rejected President Trump’s Muslim travel ban. Trump says this makes us look weak. It actually shows we are strong. It shows we mean what...

DATE: March 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor

Youssef is an outstanding council choice

When it comes to steering Durango’s future, our community is fortunate to have an exceptional council candidate who has demonstrated a strong commitment to active participation and sensible...

DATE: March 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor

Leadership makes Youssef best candidate

Although I can’t vote in the city council election (out of the city limits), what the council does certainly affects my life. And it’s in that spirit that I’m enthusiastically endorsing Melissa...

DATE: March 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor

Learn to put your facts into perspective

The local grocery stores are selling us foods that contain dangerous poisons. Yet these foods do not have any warning label of any sort. We are buying and consuming foods that contain cyanide,...

DATE: March 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor

Leave fluoride decision to medical field

Fellow citizens, why is this even up for a vote? This should be decided by professionals in the medical field, not the average citizen. A Google search is not science. Please research real,...

DATE: March 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor

Melissa Youssef will listen to all involved

I had the privilege of serving with Melissa Youssef for four years on the Durango 9-R School Board. Melissa took her role as a board member seriously. She was always prepared for meetings and...

DATE: March 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor

Bettin is the right person for the job

I’ve had the good fortune to know Chris Bettin as a friend and a peer for many years now. I’ve served with him on local boards and several committees, and have seen first-hand his commitment to...

DATE: March 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor