Opinion

We call on Gardner to protect the ANWR

This week our Colorado Senator Cory Gardner will have an opportunity to honor our country’s heritage and public lands legacy by voting to protect America’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Grateful for the brave stories on suicide

Thank you so much for publishing, on the front page, the stories of the two brave souls who battled with suicide (Herald, Sept. 29). As a writer and mental health practitioner, I know the power of...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Time for common sense on war weapons

I feel it is my duty to comment on the killings in La Vegas and on the need for real control in the purchase of semiautomatic and automatic military-style weapons in our country. As a veteran and a...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

How can we trust the president on taxes?

Can a presidential candidate who promised better and cheaper medical insurance for everyone be believed after he subsequently promoted plans to take health insurance away from more than 20 million...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

To all of our city and county planners

Probably it’s just because I’m getting older (much older), but it seems like in La Plata County we’re on a merry-go-round that’s turning faster and faster. An acceleration and flurry of activity...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Truthful take on Las Vegas massacre

The satirical publication called The Onion said it with a very sobering headline: “‘No way to prevent this,’ says the only country in the world where this happens regularly.’” Richard Gillam Durango

DATE: Oct. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Tell BLM to cancel local lease proposal

Did you know? The Bureau of Land Management is planning to auction a 40 acre lot in the Shenandoah community west of Lake Nighthorse for oil and gas development in March. The land in question is...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Please vote yes on Questions 2A/4A

As respected stakeholders in our community, we are seeking your support on Ballot Question 2A (in the city) and Ballot Question 4A (in the county). We are requesting a 2.5 mill increase to address...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Who is at fault for our political divide?

It is time to acknowledge the true peril we are facing. America has a critically serious problem with political division, a problem that has been growing for decades but has gotten so very serious...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Remembering ETC and Durango’s Lords

In the alley bordered by Main Avenue and East Second Avenue, at Seventh and Eighth streets, once stood Durango’s rock and roll capital: ETC (Every Teen’s Club). The building exterior was, at best,...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Memo to Special Counsel Robert Mueller

Dear Mr. Mueller: Hurry! Do your job right, but please hurry. Sign me a very concerned citizen of the USA. Tom Wishon Durango

DATE: Oct. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Nation has more pressing needs for funds

What benefit to the Navajo people would ever come from the Navajo Nation threatening to sue the federal government over Bears Ears National Monument being reduced? Suing the government over the...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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