Opinion

Winston, the British lion, is still roaring

Thank you for publishing the review of the excellent biography of Churchill, by Andrew Roberts (“An antidote to idiocy in new Churchill biography,’ Dec. 20). I was one of the estimated 320,000...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Where is all this water coming from?

I found myself thirsty after reading “Housing boom doing little for lower-income workers ” (Dec. 8). The article reminds us of the high cost of homes in Durango, (oh, really?)) then describes the...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

You look just like an ostrich on climate

In response to Robert Goodrich’s letter, “We need to resist alarmism on climate ” (Dec. 13), when should we be alarmed about the warming of the planet, which 99 percent of reputable scientists...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Math shows that Council is reasonable

In this weekend edition there was a letter complaining about the increase in the Durango Water service, stating that an increase of 159 percent in 16 years was an increase of 10 percent per year...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Media is deceiving public on sandwiches

Merriam-Webster defines a sandwich as “two or more slices of bread or a split roll having a filling in between.” The definition clearly states “bread,” which would seemingly disqualify the notion...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Let’s end domestic and sexual violence

In 2017 alone, Sexual Assault Services Organization responded to 173 individuals who called the sexual assault hotline. Alternative Horizons responded to 539 individuals experiencing domestic...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Pssst: Free advice, Mister President

How to build and fund a border wall: First, deal with prison reform, making it possible to use prison labor to build the wall. Then pull troops out of Syria and use that unnecessary expenditure to...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Make Durango safe, secure for everyone

Homelessness was identified as one of the top three issues for our city over the next five years by city residents in Durango’s Community Satisfaction Survey. The City needs to listen to the...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Xcel is leading green way to 2050

I’m so excited that Colorado’s largest utility, Xcel Energy, just announced their plan to go 100 percent carbon-free by 2050. While the Trump administration has been making terrible decisions to...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

We have been fleeced – it’s deplorable!

Ryan Zinke, Trump’s most recent grifter, is out. How about Steve Mnuchin, Scott Pruit, Ben Carson? And let’s not forget the oh-so-upright General Flynn, offered what, five million bucks to kidnap a...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Watch it with parks and rec tax money

I’ve read with interest the letters calling for the 2015 Durango sales tax to be used in service of general fund shortages. It is worth noting, this popular ballot measure, approved by over 70...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Vote the bums out over water rate hike

Water and sewer rates are up – kudos to our wonderful city Council! The 3 percent increase in the water and sewer rates is sinful. Council needs to listen to the citizens. It needs to manage its...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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