Opinion

Congress needs to deliver on promises

Dear Congress, If you could find it in your heart to give us prohibitively expensive for-profit health care, tax breaks for the rich, hate-filled rhetoric, fewer national parks and monuments, more...

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

Why does web page take so long to load?

When I click on the NBC news site, it takes about one second to come up. When I click on The Durango Herald website, it takes so long that I often just forget and go on to something else. Andrea...

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

Thankful for Durango’s response to fire

We were vacationing in our recreational vehicle when the Lightner Creek Fire broke out. We stayed one night at the evacuation center set up by the Red Cross. We want to give our thanks to the Red...

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

Yes to recreation economy, say no to coal

The Bureau of Land Management is considering a proposal to expand GCC Energy’s King II coal mine, 20 miles west of Durango. As a professional trail runner, I spend a lot of time outdoors on our...

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

Report card designed to educate statewide

As the Southwest Field Organizer for Conservation Colorado and resident of Durango who boats on the Dolores River, I am writing in response to Mike Preston’s criticism (Herald, July 28) of my...

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

Theft not a part of the Easter message

On Easter Sunday this year, someone came onto our ranch on U.S. Highway 160 three miles east of Mancos, and broke into our barn, shop and home. Hundreds of items, too many to list, worth thousands...

DATE: July 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Try to avoid the ‘Trump Effect’ in your life

I have recently experienced something I will call the “Trump Effect.” That is the effect Trump has had on the people of this country. This condition, or affliction, can infect not just his...

DATE: July 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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River report card risks relationships

The Conservation Colorado report card giving the Dolores River a D-minus (Herald, July 16), is superficial and irrelevant given the level of planning, cooperation and extensive monitoring that went...

DATE: July 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Life vests should be mandatory on Animas

We visited lovely Durango recently with the monks from Gaden Shartse Monastic University. I’m the tour director and I believe this is our 3rd or 4th visit to Durango. We did a blessing at the...

DATE: July 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

A response to the upset visitor from Texas

In response to Cally Ellington (Herald online, July 25) regarding her terrible experiences in Durango due to homeless people: stay in Texas! Don’t let people from Texas ruin Durango. Maurice...

DATE: July 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

A Denver-based take on Republicans

Republicans are against increasing the minimum wage, the working class, the middle class, women, funding K-12 education, social security, seniors, blacks, Hispanics, Muslims, universal healthcare,...

DATE: July 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Republicans declared war on healthcare

During the “Great War” (1914-1918) approximately 18 million military personnel were killed, while 23 million were wounded. The expression “cannon fodder” was given to the men who were sent to die...

DATE: July 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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