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Letter: Enjoy back country safely, avoid avalanche dangers

Seventy percent of the mountains in Colorado are the San Juans, right in our backyard. The “Magic Juans” extend from Durango to Lake City and Dolores to Saguache and beyond. Because of this massive...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Letter: Proposed introduction to 9-R meetings is misguided

I recently read an article about our school board voting soon to start reading a very long-winded statement before each meeting, basically acknowledging we are all a bunch of racist conquerors....

DATE: Dec. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Officials have deceived us on COVID-19

We have been deceived; not always on purpose, however. Many of the original officials preaching to us about what measures to take in order to avoid the COVID-19 virus believed what they were...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Quiet Lake Nighthorse movement is elitist, selfish

Responding to the letter about Quiet Lake Nighthorse: Durango went to great lengths to appease all users prior to opening by requiring two no-wake days. The lake has been functioning well on all...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Media’s obligation is to present facts, expose lies

Regarding Mike Sigman’s letters of Nov. 11 and Dec. 9: The former letter was bemoaning what Sigman perceives as Durango school kids being indoctrinated about climate change. In the latter, his beef...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Reopen schools for in-person learning

As an economic developer and father, I know quality education is important, and served on the 9-R Bond Campaign committee this fall. We were thrilled to start school in person in August, and our...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: See the real disaster created by COVID-19

I read Eileen Wright’s letter about public officials supposedly deceiving the public about the COVID-19 pandemic. Eileen, like many on the right, focuses on the economy and “freedom” and believe...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: What it really means to be Republican and American

What a breath of fresh air to read Steve Self’s letter about what it really means to be a Republican, not what the party has devolved into in recent years. I am a voter who has, in the past, voted...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: COVID-19 rules are illegal, immoral and unhelpful

I so appreciate the efforts of thoughtful people in this community who speak for small businesses and try to examine the facts in this difficult time. Durango Chamber of Commerce Executive Director...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Durango Public Library staff rises to pandemic challenges

In these challenging times, all of us are adapting and innovating to stay safe while continuing to serve our values and purpose. For the Durango Public Library staff, this goal extends to a county...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Four Corners residents, staff and families: You are not alone

This morning, like I do several mornings a week, I dropped my 2-year-old off at her day care next to Four Corners Health Care Center. Most of the blinds were shuttered, and I could hardly imagine...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Investigation needed on handling of 9-R bonds

Voters are pleased with the approval of the School District 9-R bond ballot measure, but staff’s actions leading up to approval raise concerns. The amount of projects 9-R wanted to build, through...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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