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Letters: Bad letters belong in Opinion section

What is the policy of The Durango Herald’s letters to the editor? I mean, really, is there one? Many “letters” are one-sided, factless rants that belong in the Opinion section, clearly identified...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Critics of 32nd Street bridge are wrong

I appreciated the letter from Janet Wiley (“Bridge has been 15 years in planning ,” Feb. 5) who reminded us that when the Durango Rec Center was first proposed, there was vociferous opposition. Of...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Improve Rec Center instead of bridge

Thank you, new city councilors, for realizing the need to re-evaluate the proposed 32nd Street overpass. In the recent Herald poll, at one count, 88% of voters were against building this...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Tipton money shows need for reform

Thank you to Herbert Bowman for your Feb. 9 letter to the editor, “Who’s really behind Tipton? ” You helped to solve a mystery for me. I had previously researched Tipton’s campaign contributions...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Spend for park, not controversial bridge

It seems to me that the 9-R school district has made the issue of the 32nd Street bridge simple. Do we use the money for a controversial bridge, which many oppose, or do we buy Buckley Park from...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: On the 32nd Street bridge, let’s compromise

Is a footbridge at 32nd Street needed? Yes, I believe it is. I commute 3.5 miles to work via bicycle every day and cross 32nd Street at East Second Avenue during rush hour. It is the most dangerous...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: This is why I give time to Mercy

“This is truly a noble and much-needed institution and merits the generous support of our people ... the sisters are experienced and trained nurses and their new hospital will be a boon to...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: In place of the bridge, build a Nighthorse beach

Even if the 32nd Street bridge was made to look good in the currently proposed place, the solution is not a good one. We could save that money and use lights and a crosswalk hump until a better...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Please caucus for climate and Romanoff

Saturday, March 7, registered Democrats across Colorado can caucus for the primary for the party’s Senate candidate. Bill McKibben of 350.org has identified this primary as the most significant...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: More could be done to combat blight

Yes, Durango has blight – And it’s not limited to North Main! (“Does Durango have blight? The answer could help city redevelop ,” Jan. 22). Our once beautiful historic East Third Avenue and...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Before bridge, fix dangerous 32nd Street

I have read a lot of letters to the editor regarding a new bridge on 32nd Stree. I feel that they missed something more important. Fix 32nd Street – it needs to be upgraded to get a new street and...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Mercy stays at the top of quality ratings

One of the best indicators of a hospital’s safety and quality is the Medicare Quality Rating System. This system uses a simple five-star format to help consumers choose facilities with the highest...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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