Opinion

Remove Trump enabler Scott Tipton from office

Like Baron von Frankenstein, the Republican Party has been involved in nefarious experiments for decades. It adopted the Laffer Curve (supply-side economics) as its leading paradigm, slashing taxes...

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

Initiative 97 is bad for our economy

Initiative 97 would mandate oil and gas development be set back at least 2,500 feet (8 football fields) from any occupied structure or defined vulnerable area. This would increase the minimum...

DATE: July 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

A real definition of patriotism for July 4th

Another Fourth of July is here and our “patriotism” will proudly be on display. Patriotism, however, is not just about wearing flag pins, jingoistic bumper stickers, dutifully reciting the Pledge,...

DATE: July 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Thanks for helping Silverton; you’re tops

We would like to thank the wonderful people of Durango, Bayfield, Ignacio, Montrose, Grand Junction, Farmington and a number of other locations who made the drive to Silverton since highway 550...

DATE: July 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Blame the train because it’s reckless

What’s it take for someone to be arrested for arson around here? If you knowingly or recklessly start a fire that endangers anyone, including a firefighter, that exactly fits the definition of...

DATE: July 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Funk, Krauthammer imparted life lessons

I was fortunate to have experienced firsthand the gentle yet powerful healing of psychologist Charles Funk, who died last April. After falling out of a tree as a young man, he spent the rest of his...

DATE: July 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Al Harper deserves better than abuse

What an angry, hateful, untrue rant John Schrage sent to the Herald recently (June 23). Al Harper is one of the kindest, generous-to-a-fault men I have ever known. To say he is driven by greed is...

DATE: July 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Health Careers Camp a great experience

With regards to the Southwestern Colorado Area Health Education Center’s Health Careers Camp, which took place from June 10 to 16 this year, the experience provides a great way for high school...

DATE: July 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Thanks for support; we need the train

As the owner of the Silverton Train Store, I want to thank everyone from Durango for driving up the hill to support our local businesses. Silverton merchants appreciate it because we know the...

DATE: July 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Railroad merits our consideration now

Recently, I have heard a great deal of vitriol directed at the Harper family and the management of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad regarding its possible contribution to the start of...

DATE: July 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Dance, pray – and be careful out there

Outwitting Mother Nature is virtually impossible in a year of severe drought. She has given us just a few inches of snow and almost no rain, setting the perfect and predictable conditions for fire....

DATE: July 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Why was John Hickenlooper at Bilderberg?

Last weekend, the annual Bilderberg meeting took place in Turin, Italy. There has been great speculation about what occurs at these meetings, which have officially taken place since the 1950s....

DATE: July 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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