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Letters to the Editor

Letter: Wendt, Buell, Youssef are the right trio

How’s this ol’ Durangatang/mountain athlete/yogi voting this April? • Wendt (Young, struggling to stay Here Now, open-minded but with a guarded edge toward the Californification of Durango that is...

DATE: March 31, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Democrats want to remove voter fraud safeguards

Democrats seem to be under the impression that minorities (although their focus is on Blacks) do not drive; don’t have jobs; do not rent apartments or own houses; don’t have bank accounts; never...

DATE: March 31, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Drug sales, use at Rim Drive parking lot must stop

Since the beginning of the pandemic there has been an increasing number of school-aged kids that have started using Rim Drive parking areas to sell and use drugs and party. They are incredibly...

DATE: March 31, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Purgatory is offering less for more money

After skiing 30-plus years at Purgatory, I believe they continue to charge more and offer less. The season pass “partner” locations have been cut to areas currently owned by the owner(s) and...

DATE: March 31, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Southwest Wildfire Impact Fund has the right idea

Timber Age Systems Inc., a local wood products manufacturing company, is writing in support of the Southwest Wildfire Impact Fund (SWIF). The projects proposed by SWIF will do much to prepare La...

DATE: March 30, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Lodgers tax proposal is a win-win for Durango

Vote for ballot initiative 1-AA to support local businesses. The negative letter writers probably came here as tourists. So when they claim Durango was overrun by tourists I say ask the Palace,...

DATE: March 30, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Rockwood has been railroaded by D&SNGR

We have been coming to Durango for well over thirty years, owning property in the Tamarron area, and now in Rockwood Estates. We come here to enjoy all of what Durango has to offer, most of all,...

DATE: March 30, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Sen. Don Coram confuses on Colorado Water Plan

I was completely confused by Sen. Donr Coram’s long editorial on March 27, in which he says, “Despite all the information gathered, the Colorado Water Plan has never been really implemented.” He...

DATE: March 30, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Recent sentence is more proof that judges are too lenient

It sometimes seems that one conscientious Herald reporter is charged with reminding us, again and again, of the instructive definition of insanity: “Doing the same thing over and over again, but...

DATE: March 30, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: We’re overrun by tourists; ‘No’ on more tourism advertising

The lodgers tax is being billed as a boon to Durango, with no cost to its residents. Last year we were overrun with tourists. Ice Lakes was damaged and burned so badly, we now need supervision for...

DATE: March 30, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Launch a cultural trolley for ‘sustainable tourism’

What does sustainable tourism look like? I recently woke up one morning with an idea about a way to make it happen. Why not have a trolley route dedicated to taking tourists to our local cultural...

DATE: March 30, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Traffic increase due to train endangers residents, riders

Further to the points in the Letters to the Editor from Mary MullerBall (March 26, “Train should depart from Durango, not Rockwood”), concerning this issue, there is a major safety factor...

DATE: March 30, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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