Opinion

Manhole covers remain a road hazard

What is with the manhole cover restoration? We put up with the construction, no problem, but the manhole covers are not to my liking! Driving over these new covers causes my tires and my car body...

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

Paper needs to grow with the community

A daily newspaper that only prints four days a week? What’s up, Herald? Last I checked, the news occurs on a daily basis. This disconnect reflects your disconnect with the local community that you...

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

Paper’s role in state history significant

Ever since colonial times, newspapers have been the lifeblood of a community. Now, while I haven’t been reading them that long, it’s been over a half-century that I’ve enjoyed a morning paper....

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

History is town’s ‘True North,’ not ATVs

Thinking about the present ATV saga in Silverton, I was stopped dead in my tracks when I read that, before ATVs came to improve our economy, “... all we had was the train.” This is so untrue. ...

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

Parking lot closures show lack of plans

On the weekend of the Durango Bluegrass Meltdown (April 21-23), with lots of folks in town, the city closed three downtown parking lots for maintenance. Stupid, inconsiderate and, as usual,...

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

In the market for a better local paper

It is Sunday morning, and I am sitting here with a cup of coffee knowing that you are making it easy for me to not renew my subscription when it becomes due! I am disappointed with your new...

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

No Denver TV on Dish Network for now

After numerous phone calls and emails with Dish Network over the last month, their “Office of the President” has finally informed me that the Federal Communications Commission order to allow Denver...

DATE: May 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

New river drops are not boater-friendly

The new intake drops at Smelter have transformed our river once again. If you are a rafter, an innertuber, a kayaker and you haven’t yet looked at these new dangerous drops, please do. If these...

DATE: May 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

To the DHS women’s varsity soccer team

Durango has a fierce history of soccer champions – from coaches to kiddos to Division I college recruits to Southwestern League Players of the year. Its strong leadership has paved the path to...

DATE: May 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Study proves bear-proofing trash works

Durango is set to take the lead in reducing human-bear conflicts thanks to the recent bear study by Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the city’s response to it. The hills surrounding Durango were the...

DATE: May 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Corrections personnel deserve thanks

They are the largest under-appreciated, under-recognized, yet largest group of unsung heroes we have in our state. Every moment of every single day they place themselves in harms way for the...

DATE: May 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Our health depends upon river monitoring

On Thursday, April 27, an EPA meeting was held in San Juan County concerning the Bonita Peak Mining District plans for 2017 to address the Gold King Mine environmental disaster. The Gold King Mine...

DATE: May 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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