Opinion

That’s just how rodeos are; vote Hamby

Apparently, Laurie Meininger has never attended a rodeo before (“Misogyny and politicking at rodeo: Stop,” Aug. 19). That is what a rodeo clown does, tells jokes and entertains the crowd. My hat...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

What’s in a name, anyway? Plenty!

Recall Mayor Sweetie Marbury. She is not sweet. She does not speak for me. Frances T. Hecht Durango

DATE: Aug. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Please cover Fiesta Days next time

So glad to see such good coverage on the La Plata County Fair! Thank you! However, your coverage of the Spanish Trails Fiesta was pathetic. Times for events were not published until the weekend...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Keep Albuquerque, I want Colorado news

I am a resident of La Plata County and have been for 37 years. I live in the mountains so I have no access to cable television or any station that may be available to Durango with the use of an...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Rodeo’s misogyny, cruelty predictable

Letter-writer Laurie Meininger is surprised by the rodeo’s rampant misogyny (“Misogyny and politicking at rodeo: Stop,” Aug. 16). She shouldn’t be. Sexism is inherent in rodeo. Here’s a favorite...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Say ‘enough’ to Trump, vote Mitsch Bush

Steve Bannon was interviewed a few days ago. Sorting through the ideological fuzz, he claims the November elections will be an up-or-down vote on the Trump agenda. Photos of President Donald...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Come out for Mountain Studies Institute

Like many of you, I am extremely concerned about so many issues these days. However, I can’t help but feel our overriding concern should be with the environment because if we screw that up, not...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

One giant, coordinated primal whine

The Durango Herald joined an editorial chorus of more than 100 newspapers in one giant coordinated primal whine against interference with “freedom of the press.” (“We’re with you,” Aug. 14). The...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Rodeo plus misogyny, on top of cruelty

So let me get this straight. Rodeo: a so-called sport (although the animals are not willing participants) in which the neck of a steer is twisted as the animal is violently thrown to the ground....

DATE: Aug. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Local candidates’ bad behavior annoys

Thank you to Laurie Meininger for speaking out about the misogyny and jokes demeaning women displayed at the local rodeo (“Misogyny and politicking at rodeo: Stop,” Aug. 16). Such disgusting...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Railroad and climate change to blame

Facts should help shape opinions, but opinions do not determine facts. The ignition source of the 416 Fire is not decided by how many people support or criticize the railroad. The eyewitness and...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Attend Yucha rezoning hearing Tuesday

This is to encourage residents of the Animas Valley to attend the hearing on the Yucha rezone request (Project No. 2018-0022) before the Board of County Commissioners at 10 a.m. Aug. 21. The...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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