Opinion

Deal now with what our lifestyles create

The world is addressing refugee challenges like one big alcoholic family: ignoring the truth. Already worldwide diaspora tops historic rates. Angst and protectionism won’t work, nor denial. People...

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

416 Fire was preventable – by the train

The 416 Fire has devastated this region. The Herald should call for an investigation as to its cause. Why isn’t the EPA involved? If it was caused by the railroad, like other fires caused by embers...

DATE: July 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Should the train really be in our plans?

After the recent decimation of the forest, the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad should not be allowed to continue its operations. In addition to being a fire hazard, the train...

DATE: July 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Ban all trenchcoats for safety at school

I have two suggestions to help curb the enormous number of school shootings: 1. My friend from New Orleans told me about their rules for school backpacks. They must all be clear! This applies to...

DATE: July 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Key facts missing from Wheeler article

The recent article (“EPA’s new leader lobbied for Colo. uranium company on Bears Ears,”) about Energy Fuels and Andrew Wheeler, now the acting administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency,...

DATE: July 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Grateful, in turn, for the folks in Durango

After spending 10 days on the 416 Fire, I am writing to thank the citizens of Durango for their outpouring of gratitude shown to all the firefighters. I would especially like to thank the family on...

DATE: July 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Turn out to support the train on July 12

To my La Plata County and surrounding neighbors, please join me from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday at the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Train Depot for a “locals support the train” event. ...

DATE: July 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Perhaps we should hire the homeless

If this is working elsewhere, why not try it here: Check the You Tube video at youtube/RVPPHkcG8lk to see the program that Fort Worth, Texas, is implementing by hiring the homeless to clean up the...

DATE: July 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Railroad should fund trail restoration

A Durango & Siverton Narrow Gauge Railroad train destroyed Hermosa Creek wilderness and one of the best trails in the Durango area. This is a call to all lovers/users of Hermosa Creek Trail to...

DATE: July 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

We can build a solution that works for all

I have been filled with questions since the day the 416 Fire started: Will our home of nearly 100 years burn? What started the fire? What can be done to prevent another one? Who’s right? Today...

DATE: July 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Thoughts on ownership and the 416 Fire

The regular fires in National Forests every summer, have been brought home to Durango in the peak summer season, costing businesses needed summer profits, and keeping away anxious tourists wanting...

DATE: July 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Tipton is good, and could be even better

I thank Rep. Scott Tipton for his hard work for Western Colorado. His consistent message of environmental stewardship parallels my concerns for preserving our clean air, water and land for future...

DATE: July 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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