Opinion

Cartoon Trump as devil was deplorable

I believe your biased and liberal newspaper has reached a new low-level reporting milestone. The cartoon you have chosen to reproduce and publish (Aug. 31) slanders and demeans those of us who are...

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

They’re trying to trick you for profit about Medicare For All

Beware of false and deceiving publications blasting the cost of Medicare For All. A recent analysis of the costs of universal health care misled and failed to thoroughly investigate all the actual...

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

Everyone needs to cheer the Rockies

You would not know the Rockies were in a pennant race by reading the paper. Come on, Herald. Go, Rockies! Keith Byington Durango

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

KDUR is just a phenomenal station

Our local college/community station 93.9 is a local treasure and should be given some recognition. Existing for over 40 years, KDUR is a phenomenal place to listen to various broadcasts, genres of...

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

Taxes for roads would be double-dipping

Have I missed something? The Durango City Council is asking city voters to approve a $218,000,000 tax increase on the November ballot. This request has local sales tax and local property tax...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Trump doesn’t know the meaning of R-E-S-P-E-C-T

My son Lucas has learning disabilities and is very successful in our community. I just heard that Trump called Jeff Sessions mentally retarded! What is wrong with the president? The most awful word...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

About those oil and gas setbacks: Think

Why do you think the oil and gas industry has directional drilling? The setbacks will not affect anyone. They can drill from thousands of yards away and not affect anyone. Who is fooling whom? Vote...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Tipton and Gardner are shamefully silent

President Trump’s authoritarian and autocratic tendencies, long obvious, are only becoming more clear. He wants to pick economic winners – coal and steel, for instance – by using ill-considered...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Medicaid is a boon that must be saved

When most people think of Medicaid, their first thoughts are of medical insurance for those with low income or the unemployed. In a lot of circumstances, though, Medicaid is much more than the...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

There’s a deadly downside to milkweed

In the Durango Herald Aug. 31 there was an article promoting the benefits of growing milkweed to be food for butterflies (“Citizen scientists enlisted to research monarch butterfly mystery”). The...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Sheriff inconsistent on law enforcement

On Aug. 16, 2014, Sean Smith sent the Durango Gun Club a letter. In this letter, he stated: “With that said, the sheriff’s job is to enforce laws! So, until the court or the Legislature make...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

We’re at out best with Unger for senate

Well, I’ve made up my mind. And just in time, too, because the election is only about two months away. I’m going to give Guinn Unger, Democratic candidate for the Colorado State Senate, my vote....

DATE: Sept. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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