Opinion

Maybe the wheel bearings are at fault?

After talking to a inspector who controls the Chama narrow gauge train, I have to believe that the real problem with these old trains are the old bearings in the wheels: They give off sparks. The...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Mayor, councilman are behaving badly

I would encourage all citizens to visit the city of Durango website and watch the first 32 minutes of the Aug. 21, 2018, City Council meeting. Make sure you watch through to the 32-minute mark....

DATE: Sept. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Sheriff Smith gave us more – keep him

I am fortunate to have worked for La Plata County for many years. My job was in a central support role where I worked with all departments and many levels of staff. During my tenure, I interacted...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

He doesn’t get what a real lawyer does

President Trump’s statement, “If anyone is looking for a good lawyer, I would strongly suggest that you don’t retain [Michael Cohen],” is an outrageous characterization of what legal professionals...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Turn injustices into votes for Democrats

Imagine fleeing violence and poverty, leaving loved ones, carrying toddlers for hundreds of miles, hungry, fearful of being robbed, raped or murdered and being amazingly lucky making it to the U.S....

DATE: Sept. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Jared Polis should come and face us

I am very concerned and even angered that Jared Polis has refused to debate Walker Stapleton at the Club 20 annual meeting. Club 20 has hosted political debates for years and never has a...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

That Albuquerque TV is oppressing us

In your story about our still not being able to receive Denver TV (“Southwest Colorado television viewers in for another year of New Mexico politics, crime,” Herald, Aug. 19), Michelle Donaldson,...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Rodeo fans are likely Trump supporters

Regarding the letter “Misogyny and politicking at rodeo: Stop” (Herald, Aug. 16): How sad when your biggest accomplishments in life are being male and white. That does seem to be the case with many...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Durango Brewing won’t get my money

Recently, The Durango Brewing Company closed its operations in Durango. The owners’ decision to close and their legal right to maintain the use of the Durango name on their product are based on...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Albuquerque TV argument is weak tea

Michelle Donaldson’s argument to keep Durango in the Albuquerque market (“Southwest Colorado television viewers in for another year of New Mexico politics, crime,” Herald, Aug. 19) is a convoluted...

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

It is my Durango, too – and I’m thankful

I was pleased to read the piece by Tad Elliott (“My Durango is your Durango,” Herald, Aug. 18). His grandmother, Nancy Elliott, was a mentor to me, and I have known his family for a long time. Tad...

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

So that’s what Helsinki was all about

With President Donald Trump’s cohorts dropping like flies, his meeting with Vladimir Putin now makes sense. A job interview! Denis Stratford Bayfield

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

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