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Letters: Council should leave the healthy alone

Look at today’s San Juan Basin Public Health numbers and assume the county population is 60,000: 72 positive tests is one per 833 people. Ten hospitalized is one per 6,000 people. Zero deaths. As...

DATE: May 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Rules counter our constitutional rights

In the wake of our bout with COVID-19, stores and businesses are opening again. And issues exist that must be addressed. The Constitution guarantees all Americans the right to live as they choose....

DATE: May 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Wearing a mask is effective and patriotic

Cloth masks don’t filter the virus. They filter your spit, which floats in aerosolized micro-globules that can travel 6 to 27 feet from your mouth when you speak. Normal speech releases around 200...

DATE: May 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Keep taxpayers in urban renewal loop

Urban renewal plans provide hope for the future (“Durango approves new tool for economic development ,” May 7). They are also vulnerable to corruption, especially if sweetheart deals are made with...

DATE: May 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Coloradans don’t want an abortion ban

Right now, Coloradans are worried about their jobs, their families and their futures. During the COVID-19 pandemic, living our state values and being able to make the best health care decisions for...

DATE: May 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Problem at Oxbow will only get worse

In response to the Herald article “Trespassers cause headache for neighbors along Oxbow Park and Preserve ” (May 15), this problem is just another example of mismanagement by Parks and Recreation...

DATE: May 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: The Greatest Generation showed the way

I am eternally grateful to the Americans of the World War II era, the Greatest Generation. They did not protest giving up their rights to travel afar because of gas rationing. Nor did they protest...

DATE: May 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: The lockdown protesters are dangerous

British essayist and moralist Samuel Johnson in 1775 famously asserted that “Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.” His statement has echoed down through the centuries to expose the...

DATE: May 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Mask-wearing shows unwarranted panic

People in Durango have lost their sense of perspective on this virus. The risk of death for anyone under the age of 60 and in good health is exceedingly low. Despite this, I see young people...

DATE: May 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Could we get a city or county attorney?

In reading your editorial “More transparency needed on local virus response ” (May 15), I note that Mercy Regional Medical Center was apparently refusing to release COVID-19 testing data to...

DATE: May 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Our constitutional rights are violated

Are we going to continue to have our constitutional rights violated by our elected officials? Are we going to continue to agree to a lockdown without the right to support ourselves or to travel...

DATE: May 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Stop the shaming about mask-wearing

Enough. I am growing weary of all the mean-spirited letters to the editor that attempt to shame those in our community who don’t wear masks. They have been called cowards, evil and rude, and other...

DATE: May 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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