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Durango man warns of distracted driving

Already this year, in the United States, more than 3,000 people have been killed because of distracted driving. This number is expected to double in 2018 because of the touch-screen infotainment...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

An apology is due Native constituents

The recent ceremony to honor the Navajo Code Talkers at The White House featured an abundance of insensitivity and ignorance. Mr. Trump does not have the dignity, understanding or compassion to...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Reporting fell short on Loss Day coverage

I am writing in response to the reporting (Herald, Nov. 18 ) of the International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day, held at Fort Lewis College on Nov. 18. The article reported the event and, in my...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Sheriff’s Office homeless actions wise

I am grateful for the Sheriff’s Office, and Deputy Ed Aber, for wise and compassionate policy and action regarding homeless residents. Victoria Romero Coe Durango

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Trump disgraces himself, disrespects Navajo

It would be so sad to let this day go by without calling out Trump for invoking Pocahontas yet again. This happened in front of a painting of Andrew Jackson, the Trail of Tears president. The...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

I stand with Commissioner Gwen Lachelt

Gwen Lachelt is a tireless public servant who is in the last year of her second term as county commissioner. Recently, allegations have accused her of conflict-of-interest, due to her creation of...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

We should not mortgage our future to enrich the fossil fuel industry

Politicians and oil companies are trying to convince the American people that all Alaskans support drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. This is not true. There are many of us that want...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Free speech at risk in net neutrality decision

It’s a very boring-sounding issue, but net neutrality deserves our attention immediately. The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai, is proposing Internet Service Providers,...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Tax bill leaves real constituents behind

The Republicans, including our Sen. Gardner, are ramming through a tax bill formulated in secret without public, Democratic or Congressional Budget Office input. It is a ferocious assault on the...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Motorcyclists’ charity deserves support, too

Amazing how cyclists get police escorts, but when 100-plus motorcycles do a toy run for this town there is no help. Shame on you, Durango. We feel like after all the charity we do, there could be...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Questions surround hospital practices

I was ripped off in 2014 by one of our local hospitals, and I believe the hospital is still operating this scam. I had Medicare outpatient surgery and stayed one night in the hospital. The hospital...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Herald hunting information inconsistent

In your the article (Herald, Sept. 29), “Hunting on your national forest and Bureau of Land Management lands” it states, “On the BLM Tres Rios and Gunnison Field Office lands, motorized vehicles...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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