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Letters: Porter-Norton for county commissioner

I support Marsha Porter-Norton for La Plata County commissioner (District 2) because she is forward-thinking and has the experience to lead during these times. She was recently characterized in a...

DATE: July 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Don’t like ‘Chief’ sign? Don’t shop there

There was a time when moderation in Durango was commonplace. Durango’s diverse population spanned generations and most folks resolved their differences in private. In those days, kids learned to...

DATE: July 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Are you proud of causing a mother’s death?

Fire bans during July Fourth were certainly ironic. Just when people want to celebrate freedom by lighting off fireworks, the government tells us we can’t. But fire bans have two important...

DATE: July 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Who’s afraid of out-of-state virus carriers?

It is with amusement that I continue to read letters fearing out-of-state visitors bringing the virus to Durango. And now there is talk about how to restrict or control the number of visitors to...

DATE: July 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: With a COVID-positive worker, you’re on your own

We imagine most people have read the article in the Herald by now of our COVID-19 situation at our company Tile Art, and we feel we don’t need to comment any longer on the particulars other than...

DATE: July 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: What were Durango city auditors doing?

In response to the Herald editorial “We Got Taken” (July 9), I am stunned there was no mention of the independent auditor of Durango’s financial statements. It is surprising that it took staff...

DATE: July 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Fine the people who don’t wear masks

I was downtown and saw people walking around without masks. I backed away and gave them space as they walked by. Then two couples got out of a vehicle with Texas plates, none with masks, and...

DATE: July 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Whites cannot have a range of views

On the “Chief” sign, or on any other matter at all, if you are white, you cannot and should not write in to explain why the “Chief” statue is not offensive and racist. If someone from any culture...

DATE: July 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: That black fist represents communism

We have enough lessons from history, not yet destroyed or painted over, to be able to learn from them. “We the People of the United States,” begins our Constitution, symbolized by the stars and...

DATE: July 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: I love beautiful Buckley Park just as it is

My first impression of Durango was a beautiful green space close to downtown. What a special community this must be to have saved such a commercially valuable property! For 20 years since, I have...

DATE: July 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Time for Gardner to support CORE Act

It’s great Sen. Cory Gardner pushed to make the Land and Water Conservation Fund permanent (“U.S. Senate passes public lands bill; Colorado Dems accuse Gardner of ‘greenwashing,’ ” June 17). LWCF...

DATE: July 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Your lowly thistle is a Scottish hero!

A recent article in the Herald viciously attacked the thistle, calling it noxious, invasive and a weed! The thistle is Scotland’s national flower and for good reason. Invasive? Hardly! Legend has...

DATE: July 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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