Opinion

Don’t be piggy with apricots, please

Amazingly enough, there is an apricot crop in this year of drought and early frost. They may not be as excellent as usual, but still an amazing bounty is to be found on many local trees. Monday...

DATE: July 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Something to think about

With the recent hullabaloo going on about diversity, division and separating the “we” from the “them” in the news lately, I had to ponder about what is right and fair. Are we a nation of...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Tipton could lead on renewable energy

I appreciate Rep. Scott Tipton’s concerns for reducing large volumes of pollution throughout the world, recently expressed in his article, “We Must Utilize Western Colorado’s Vast Natural...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Fire points to need for climate action

The 416 Fire has affected all of us in some way or another. I’m thinking of all the people and animals whose lives have been displaced by this disaster. Our community, myself included, is sending...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

‘I don’t want the train to cause fires’

I am Emmett. I am six years old. I live in Durango. I do not like this wildfire. I think they should run the steam trains on electric to heat the water. They can use solar panels on days when it...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Time to talk about the train and health

I think it may be past time to evaluate the true benefits and costs of the train to our community, the health of our people and our goals. I realize the economic benefits of the train, and more,...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Tipton bigger on guns than health care

If Congressman Scott Tipton ever shows up for an in-person town hall meeting with constituents, hopefully someone will ask him why congressional Republicans think it should be easier for a United...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Let’s be proactive about wildfire risk

I appreciate Rep. Scott Tipton’s recent letter, “Key takeaways from the 416 Fire,” highlighting steps we can take to mitigate future wildfire risk, stating, “We need to be proactive, not reactive,”...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Unequal justice in these two sentences

“Man involved in fatal crash in 2016 sentenced to three years of probation,” (Herald, June 19). Judge Dondi Osborne said she was reluctant to accept David Lemon’s plea agreement. Lemon is a...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

And now, a poem about the 416 Fire

We are woke to the smoke and that ain’t no joke, inhaling the smell of the fiery hell of the 416 and Burro fires. A blanket of haze covers the morning, forecast is a red flag warning. By noon winds...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Bennet must try to block Court pick

With the fate of the Supreme Court on the line it’s time for Sen. Bennet to dispense with his well-intentioned ideals of fair play and working with lawmakers from across the aisle. It’s time for...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

We need an official cause of the fire

The cause of the 416 wild fire near Durango has not been identified while everybody knows it was started by the coal engine of the train (which spews embers in the air and starts fires regularly)....

DATE: July 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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