Opinion

High city water rates are not justified

With the arrival of your June water bill, consider how Durango ended up with one of the highest water rates in the state. In public meetings, the city informed us that an initial 55 percent rate...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Article contained inaccurate information

In response to “City to vote on new way to measure buffer zones...” (Herald 7/17), the article noted has several quotes that I believe reflect inaccurate information. Pat Senecal of Celebrating...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Don’t forget the Maylasian 17 victims

Last month was the third anniversary of the murder of 298 people, including 80 children, by the Russian 53rd Anti-Aircraft Rocket Brigade, which shot down a Boeing 777 with a missile over Ukraine...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Editorial incorrect on electric history

La Plata Electric Association (Herald, July 31) was not the successor of Durango Power and Light, Western Colorado Power was. LPEA was a small rural electric association operating out of Bayfield...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Eclipse collander quip not smart or safe

Was the reference in your editorial (Herald, July 19) to eclipse viewing using a colander a joke? Though you did not actually endorse it, it seems irresponsible to print something that folks could...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

N.M. lawmakers should question utilities’ coal exit

As the Executive Director of the International Climate Science Coalition, a non-partisan organization based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, I am writing in response to “New Mexico lawmakers question...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

U.S. voter data could end up in Russia

I’m 100 percent behind the states that declined to send voters information to the Trump administration. That information could very well be forwarded to Russia. By the way, does Vladimir Putin...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Praise for first responders and Mercy

Recently, I had a heart attack. Thanks to my own training from when I was a young man in a Colorado search and rescue group, my wife’s quick 911 call and the professionalism of the Upper Pine Fire...

DATE: July 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Single-payer system works for many in U.S.

Since there were not enough Senate votes to replace the Affordable Care Act, efforts have now focused on the abolishment of the A.C.A. Along with others who benefit from a single-payer health care...

DATE: July 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Animas River death was preventable

This tragic death was not a random accident (Herald, July 21). It could’ve been prevented. Durango needs to educate not only some of our young, naive locals but also our tourists, who know nothing...

DATE: July 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Durango should not deny homeless issues

My husband and I moved to Durango from a high-rent district of Southern California when he was laid off due to age. Acquaintances found us an affordable rent beyond city limits. Facing the...

DATE: July 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Politicizing problems doesn’t solve them

I really never understood this entire global warming/climate change debate. Who cares if it’s manmade or if it’s even real? Don’t think about it in that way, just think about it in the terms of...

DATE: July 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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