Opinion

Article reinforced progressives’ hypocrisy

First off, thanks to the Herald for this enlightening story on progressives in Durango (April 27). I will bet money that most, if not all, of those quoted in the story were absolutely livid when...

DATE: May 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Reduction in comics is not appreciated

Before the Herald’s transformation, readers were able to laugh at six “Blondie” comic strips a week. Now, we get only three. That’s not funny. Anthony R. Palmer Durango

DATE: May 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Rodent poison is also toxic to our pets

I am writing this to warn pet owners of the hazard of using poison baits around the house to kill rodents, moles or voles. We just lost our beloved two-year-old Australian Shepherd when he ate...

DATE: May 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

No motors means no invasive species

With the recent and accelerating trend towards local reservoirs banning motorized boating to control the spread of invasive species (Herald, April 27), why do the powers that be still plan on...

DATE: May 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Freedom of the press essential to liberty

Due to our president calling the media “enemy of the American people,” I am sending this statement: Freedom of the press is not just important to democracy, it is democracy! Sherri Libby Durango

DATE: May 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Your front-page picture really says it all

A picture is worth a thousand words. The picture on the front page above the fold of the April 25 Herald says it all: “Dude, why clean up our act, go to school, get a job and become responsible...

DATE: May 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

E-bikes currently not smart for river trail

As a native Durangatang and multi-time state champion in both road and mountain bike racing (and a proud lifelong wearer of so-called “spandex”) I take first-world-problem offense at recent San...

DATE: May 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Tipton deserves thanks for his efforts

Instead of criticizing Representative Scott Tipton, we should be grateful to him for working tirelessly to be sure that important issues were included in the AHCA ,which passed the House last week....

DATE: May 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Words of Thomas Paine are relevant now

I recall Thomas Paine’s comment in “The Crisis” on “summer soldiers” and “sunshine patriots” – both, he said, will shrink from duty in the face of a national crisis. Today, anyone who is not deeply...

DATE: May 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Help our kids by first helping ourselves

Feelings of mad, sad, happy and scared are common to every human being, past and present. My job as a therapist is not to make your child “happy.” It is to support them to explore and integrate all...

DATE: May 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Senate right to preserve methane rule

In almost three decades in the oil and gas industry, I saw a lot. I moved 22 times; everywhere from Durango to the Norwegian Sea. This included several years in Bloomfield, N.M., helping run truck...

DATE: May 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Lack of sports scores, stats inexcusable

I wish to add my name to others who have voiced their displeasure with the new version of the Herald, and in particular, the sports section. One of my great daily pleasures is sitting down and...

DATE: May 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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