Opinion

Police presence in town a good first step

I am a downtown business owner, and I must say that within the past week or two that the panhandling situation is already much improved. Durango Police foot patrols have already made a huge...

DATE: June 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Wildfire threat multiplied by climate

Like many Coloradans, I am concerned about wildfires and the resulting devastation to our watersheds, ecosystems, infrastructure and tourism. Millions of taxpayer dollars go to fighting large...

DATE: June 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

The law of unintended consequences

Nov. 6 will be the fifth anniversary of the legalization of recreational marijuana in my home state. What have these five years brought to our community? It has generated almost $200 million...

DATE: June 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Bad decision on public restroom closure

I was recently told the city of Durango has mandated that all public bathrooms be closed at midnight. What are the homeless to do? Does the city think if they just close the bathrooms, the...

DATE: June 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

More information on snowfall needed

Don’t you just know that The Durango Herald is my favorite newspaper? From seven days a week down to four and failing to publish the “Sunday Funnies” today, May 6. I have recently made two...

DATE: June 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Focus on the problems the homeless face

Instead of giving the homeless a bad rap, why don’t you focus on the problems we homeless people face? We are trying our best to be able to just sustain what we have, which isn’t much, and we...

DATE: June 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Program is a compliment to Durango 9-R

Durango School District 9-R recently completed its third class of its Leadership 9-R program. Over the school year, participants meet one time each month during the lunch hour (lunch is provided)...

DATE: June 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Men must be aware of lead in hair dyes

Progressive hair dyes contain lead acetate. Lead acetate has been linked to cancer, lead poisoning, nausea and death in the most serious cases by the U.S. National Library of Medicine. However, the...

DATE: June 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

PERA staff in town for open meeting

I’ve worked most of my career in public service, and like most teachers, road workers, State Troopers and other public servants, during the time I was working I paid into the Colorado Public...

DATE: June 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Public no longer welcome at Electra Lake

The Electra Sporting Club has added a new species to the list of invasive animals they want to keep out of Electra Lake: Joe Public. In total deference to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife boat...

DATE: June 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

We want to keep our public lands public

The “public” in public lands is the most important part. Sure, our public lands protect water, wildlife and air, but they also give all Americans a place to recreate. They tell the story of our...

DATE: June 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Sen. Gardner: put your constituents first

I was dismayed, but, alas, not shocked, that the Republicans in the House rammed the disaster of a health care bill through. I hope Sen. Gardner, at least, will show some concern for his...

DATE: June 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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