Opinion

One ignorant punk’s mindless insult

I am compelled to comment on the abject irony of the reporting about the punk vandal inscribing swastikas during the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of D-Day and Operation Overlord (“Warrant...

DATE: June 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

It’s not unsightly, it’s lovely recycling

Recently, I read an editorial in The Durango Herald regarding the annual spring cleanup project (“Not a flea market ,” May 24). There probably are ways to improve the process but, in general, I...

DATE: June 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Chain saws unnecessary in wilderness

For 20 years, as Forest Service volunteers, my husband and I have built and re-routed trails in the Bridger Teton Wilderness of Wyoming. Per the rules of the Wilderness Act, we have never used a...

DATE: June 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

We need Bennet and Gardner on climate

Wildfire season looms on the horizon in Colorado. Due to snow and rain this winter and spring, wildfires this year will likely be less severe compared to last year’s. However, according to a recent...

DATE: June 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Liberalism and homeless: coincidence?

Is it just a coincidence in Durango and cities all over America that the more liberal they become, the more major crises they are facing? The homeless situation has escalated as liberalism has...

DATE: June 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Workers need protection from homeless

Recently, two Los Angeles city employees contracted diseases related to the mess caused and left by homeless camps. Durango city employees see the exact type of mess caused by and left by homeless...

DATE: June 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Forest Service needs to use chains saws

In the recent article detailing the Forest Service and the chain saw exemption (“Forest Service sued over decision to use chain saws in wilderness areas ,” May 22), retired Forest Service employee...

DATE: June 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

When Kipling met the Trump resistance

If you can accept a cascade of lies when the truth is self-evident; if you gravitate toward short-term economic gain by exploitation of fossil fuels, disregarding the long-term disaster of global...

DATE: June 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Reporting on sign was one-sided, uncool

I have found the article about the Toh-Atin chief to be distasteful (“Historic business signs buck a politically correct world ,” May 26). I think the rhetoric used to describe the importance of...

DATE: June 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Don’t make me report you for your trash

A home owner on County Road 203 placed two trash cans out Memorial Day during the day. Yep, Mr. Bear found some yummy things to eat! Now that it is bear season, please place cans out on trash...

DATE: June 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

They can use hand saws in wilderness

I want to express my extreme dismay at the recent Forest Service decision to allow the use of chain saws in the Weminuche and in the South San Juan Wildernesses – a decision which was made without...

DATE: June 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

A fix for some homelessness in Durango

The Herald editorial of May 16, “Los Angeles is spending big on homelessness with not much to show ,” is sobering but fails to address the opportunity and need to solve the problem locally. The...

DATE: June 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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