Opinion

Durangoans, face it, your river is dead

Durango: So many spills, and radioactive waste still spills into the Animas River – then mine waste, contaminates from oil-field production, 416 Fire, that have and will continue for decades! When...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

This crop of journalists must be purged

The current active campaign against a Republican president by the liberal media has now spiraled totally out of control. We need to renovate and replace the current crop of liberal advocates who...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Open your eyes: Trump just doesn’t care

The last time I Googled “How many lies has Trump told since taking office,” the number came in as 4,001. That was three weeks ago. The number is, obviously, way more than that now. Trumpers,...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

After fire, the forest begins healing itself

U.S. Forest Service guides escorted 20 Durangoans two miles along the Upper Hermosa Trail on a recent bright autumn morning. We had stood in horror as flames licked the ridges this summer. Now, we...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

This foolish amendment could ruin us

Why do both conservative organizations like Club 20 and liberal cities like Boulder oppose Amendment 74? Because it’s a change to the state constitution that will embroil state and local...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

President Trump keeps disrespecting us

When I think that Trump cannot possibly disrespect our country more, he does. He held a campaign rally on the very night that one of his rabid supporters massacred 11 Jewish worshipers in their...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Let’s pony up for the Durango we enjoy

Several years ago, my wife and I moved to Durango from Texas. Durango charmed us with its friendly people, and the tremendous amenities the city had to offer. However, as we only know too well,...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

A vote for Democrats is a vote for chaos

Once we were young and Democrats. My wife and I came from families that had voted for Democratic candidates for three generations. The Democratic Party was once a party of patriotism and...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Medicare for all is how we should aim

In his letter to the editor (“Scott Tipton is excellent on healthcare,” Oct. 31),Dr. William G. Plested said that “Scott Tipton’s positions are best for patients and their physicians.” This is a...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Of cattle, sheep and need for deputies

Andrew Gulliford’s recent article (“The Woolly West,” Oct. 13) was indicative of these extremely divisive times! Sheep and cattle ranchers are not always opposed to each other and both often have...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Zoning will kill hay fit for British royals

May I share with you and your readers some history of La Plata County that few are aware of? Some years ago, the royals of Great Britain decided they would only feed their magnificent horses the...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Do crybaby liberals prefer left lemmings?

Regarding Debbie Williams’ letter (“Herald fails liberals with endorsements,” Nov. 2): Oh, Waaah! I commend the Herald for not being a lemming of the left and generally taking a non-partisan...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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