Opinion

We need Smith to continue as sheriff

I’ve chatted briefly with both major candidates in the La Plata County sheriff’s contest. There’s quite a difference between them in demeanor, outlook and experience that is also reflected in their...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Cancer patient’s story is inspiring

Thanks to Mary Shinn for writing the Sept. 3 article, “Durango man living full life after pancreatic cancer diagnosis.” Tom Riesing’s approach to dealing with his diagnosis of pancreatic cancer is...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Now they’re all Trumplicans, like Tipton

I may not have the best memory, but I am old enough to recall a lot about American politics. I remember the Republican Party’s cynical co-option of Christianity and the creation of the Moral...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Planet depends on vote for Mitsch Bush

According to the Center for Responsive Politics, from 2005-2018, three of Rep. Scott Tipton’s largest donors are SG Interests (donated $52,539), Anschutz Corporation (donated $45,800) and Koch...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Opinion pages fail to support Trump

In the July 5 edition of The Durango Herald, the current editorial page editor, Robert Meyerowitz, was introduced with this quote: “For instance, instead of decrying the extreme politics of Bernie...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

The time has come to thwart Russia

I am a veteran, a voter and a Christian. In the next few days and even right now, we are seeing the beginning of genocide in the Northern Syrian province of Idlib. There are two reasons that the...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Train’s role in fire, lawsuit are regrettable

In June, many of us called the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad to task for starting the 416 Fire. The accusation caused as much furor in Durango as the fire did in the mountains. Now, a...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Sean Smith is doing an outstanding job

We were affected, as most were, with the 416 Fire. It started about a mile from our home, and having just moved here from the Denver area in April, we were immediately concerned. We attended one of...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Republicans: Please vote Democratic

Dear friends who vote Republican, I am speaking to decent people whom I don’t know, as well as some special folk. Yes, you, friends, you know who you are. You are some of the finest people in La...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Homeless just one part of sheriff’s job

The recent coverage of the homeless issue and the attempt by the Herald to frame it as a hot-button issue in the coming election obscure the fact that this is a complex national problem over which...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

New convention center could work, if ...

Your recent articles about a new convention center have been very interesting. When I was director of sales and marketing at the Red Lion Inn (now the DoubleTree Hotel) in the late 1980s, we booked...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Tipton should support wilderness act

In a recent article in the Herald, Congressman Tipton’s communications director was quoted saying, “While some would claim that there is broad consensus for this legislation [the San Juan Mountains...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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