Opinion

To solve border problems, try intervention

The president is focused on stopping immigration at the border. That is like the little Dutch Boy putting his finger in the dike and hoping to stop the Atlantic Ocean. As other presidents have...

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

Why not rename the fire for the train?

Apparently, the name of the 416 Fire was due to the fire being the 416th incident in the San Juan National Forest this year, if what I read is true. Why not rename the fire 476 or 483, after the...

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

Who is Rep. Tipton really working for?

Scott Tipton voted for the “Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017.” At face value, the title of the legislation sounds good. It “allows” employees to “opt” for compensatory time off instead of...

DATE: July 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Who actually lives in the homeless camp?

I wanted to clarify a misconception in the current conversation about the latest plans for the city’s free camping zone. Like many residents, I was under the impression that the people living in...

DATE: July 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Thanks, to a good citizen who left a note

I want to thank the good person who left an anonymous blue Post-it note on my windshield on June 8 informing me that he or she had witnessed a car sideswiping mine as it entered the parking space...

DATE: July 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Another reason why we love our town

Recently, we went downtown to watch the Gay Pride Parade. We got a yogurt at the yogurt shop and sat in their chairs out front. I put my purse on the sidewalk and we watched the parade. Afterward...

DATE: July 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

416 Fire is a hot call to climate action

Here in Durango, we are seeing firsthand the effects of climate change. Durango residents are just now being moved back into their homes after having to evacuate due to the 416 Fire. The increasing...

DATE: July 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Keep on keeping on, Durango and train

Dear Durango, From someone who fell in love with the area for a beautifully balanced combination of historically preserved township as well as bustling tourist-resort destination, I feel like we as...

DATE: July 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Hey children, what’s that whomp sound?

Whomp whomp: That’s the sound of Corey Lewandowski on national television. He is mocking a six-year-old Down’s Syndrome child who has just been separated from her mother at the border. The...

DATE: July 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Stand up for compassion when you vote

I am writing to make a direct appeal to our elected leaders and all people throughout the United States. The immigration policies of the Trump administration in regard to family separation at the...

DATE: July 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

The lessening of America under Trump

President Donald Trump breeds racist and violent acts against people of color in America. He and his Klan sister Roseanne are given free reign in this political climate to say horrible things about...

DATE: July 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Thank you to our compassionate heroes

My daughter wanted a swing. Our yard had no trees with low-hanging branches that would work. We decided to go across the tracks into the woods behind our home. We found an old growth cedar tree and...

DATE: July 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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