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‘Diversity’ means we live in Orwell’s world

I read the article “Fort Lewis College trustees look to deepen diversity on campus ” (Aug. 6). We’re really deep into Orwellian terms. “Diversity” is the new code-speak for “racial quotas”; it...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: They’re not welcome here without masks

Durango welcomes tourists from everywhere. We enjoy sharing our town and the surrounding area, and we hope you enjoy yourself while you are here. However, if you refuse to wear a mask, we would...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: John Hickenlooper doesn’t care about us

When he was the governor, John Hickenlooper proved many times he had no regard for the Western Slope. Now he is following in Gov. Jared Polis’ footsteps by ignoring the Club 20 debate and voters of...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Imagine a U.S. overrun by the alt-right

In response to Don Wicburg’s letter, “Imagine a U.S. overrun by hateful leftists ” (Aug. 23): Imagine a country where the president pushes conspiracy theories rather than proven medical advice....

DATE: Aug. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Modeling climate is extremely difficult

Robert Goodrich wrote a letter to the editor, “Democrat climate ‘science’ is just junk ” (Aug. 7). He cited models of climate change being incorrect in the estimates of climate change impact....

DATE: Aug. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: For Loren Boebert, do any lives matter?

Congressman Louie Gohmert of Texas, who follows President Trump, tested positive for the coronavirus. Until recently Gohmert had resisted wearing a mask. Gohmert’s daughter said it all when she...

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

Letters: Jettison Durango Democrats’ entitlement

I want to congratulate the Herald . You managed to write this entire article without waking the 800-pound gorilla sleeping in the living room – La Plata County’s at-large election of its...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: You’ve done much wrong, Mayor Brookie

Cronyism: the appointment of friends and associates to positions of authority, without regard to their qualifications. This almost happened, Durango. But thanks to the transparent leadership of...

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

Letters: Why does the treatment plant still stink?

We are hearing the Durango sewage treatment plant is completed. Why does it still smell like the old one? After $65 million, it still smells like sewage. Didn’t they promise us that it would be all...

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

Letters: Librarian shows how to address racism

Shelly Walchack has provided personal guidance for dealing with institutional racism. First, she asked the question “What can I do?” She conducted a systemic audit of her Pine River library’s...

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

Letters: Silence on Black lives is deafening in Cortez

A small band of Montezuma County residents has been marching on Main Street every Saturday for months, bearing signs that say Black Lives Matter and calling for justice and peace. They organized...

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

Letters: Too many in U.S. prioritize their freedoms

Responses to coronavirus restrictions run the gamut, from the fear of venturing outside to retrieve mail without a mask to the bizarre “It’s a hoax.” Nonbelievers challenge restrictions intended...

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

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