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Leftists are trying to destroy America

If ever there were a more hypocritical bunch of misfits, the Democratic debates proved it. The blood lust hatred for this country is unlike anything ever seen. One glaring example: Trump’s comment...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Surprised, saddened by Herald reporting

In response to the article, “Durango city manager lists house for sale with councilor’s firm ” (July 27): I was quite surprised and saddened to see this article published in The Durango Herald. In...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

City Council, don’t fail us again on rates

City Council, please do not approve a rate increase for water, or at least do not approve one without going to the voters. Consideration for another rate increase is completely unreasonable. There...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

When will the train take responsibility?

An article in the Herald in 2018 stated that the taxpayers paid the bill for half the costs of fire suppression incurred fighting Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad-caused fires between...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Who speaks for birds tortured here?

“I don’t know why I’m a prisoner. I committed no crime. I see only bars and hear desperate, confused chatter of prisoners around me. I cry out to my family; not knowing where I am, they cannot...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Would better elections dodge a 9/11?

All of us know our voting system is lacking, to say the least, with gerrymandering, lobbying, etc. The Mueller report, along with his recent testimony over Russian influence in the 2016 election to...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

For-profit care is not patient-centered

No wonder 70% of Americans favor a shift to National Improved Medicare for All. All but a handful of us have high premiums, high deductibles and poor coverage – or no coverage at all. We all know...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Heading out? Leave your dog at home

The murder of a helpless fawn by someone’s pet dog highlights what I have said for years: dogs do not belong in the wild, and certainly not unleashed dogs. I have noticed for years that you will...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Edgemont Highlands fence is a killer

The families of Edgemont Highlands are dealing with the approval of oversize fencing (7-9 foot high) to keep the deer from eating prize flowers and keep wildlife out. The fencing approved is a...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Long may the Harpers blow that whistle

A letter to the editor complained of our local railroad “not giving back but taking all they can” (“When will train give instead of taking? ,” Aug. 5). I do not agree. The writer complained of the...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Centura is squeezing Mercy Hospital

In an effort to pinch pennies for their corporate board, Centura Health is slowing squeezing the life out of Durango’s major hospital. Would you be concerned to know that there is only one...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Bipartisan effort on climate change

This summer, our Western Slope congressional delegation has been working across the aisle on practical, bipartisan solutions to address climate change. Last week, Rep. Scott Tipton co-sponsored the...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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