Opinion

City, Herald, trying to fool us on roads

I find this story about the streets in Durango going to pot an absolute joke (“What’s it like to live or work on a ‘very poor’ street?,” Nov. 28). We have problems, but this story is a joke. Every...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Herald, admit Dems want open borders

The editorial in the Nov. 30 edition of the Herald (“We look weak ”) acknowledged that the Obama (without mentioning his name) administration used tear gas on multiple occasions in 2013 to combat...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Durango! I have our next police chief

I believe that Dave Peterson has the experience, knowledge, and common sense to be the next Durango police chief. He has been employed by the city of Durango longer than any other employee. His...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

We do have room for wolves in Colorado

When wolves come into a state either through natural migration or relocation, there is a similar pattern of fear and misinformation. I have worked as a veterinarian for 28 years, the majority deep...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

I’ll gladly stand up for Dan Snowberger

Today’s Durango Herald editorial (Nov. 5) is titled “Who will stand up?” questioning 9-R superintendent Dan Snowberger, and the 9-R school board members, over disclosure of a recent, no doubt...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Costs high for power from coal-burning

I was dismayed to read the letter to the editor, “LPEA should keep rates low first” (Nov. 30). I am sure the author, Heath Rowe, is aware that the sticker price for many items is not always the...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

We need wolves; we need to return them

Will the gray wolf return to Colorado? I believe it should, and the recent Durango Wolf Symposium presented plenty of objective scientific justification why. Efforts to strip federal protection...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Youth will demand action on climate

In the aftermath of the 2018 midterm elections, at least one thing was made clear: younger voters are no longer willing to sit on the sidelines while our future is jeopardized by inaction on...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

House bill to tax carbon is ray of hope

The Herald recently reported the U.S. Department of Agriculture will grant $20.2 million to wildfire recovery projects in La Plata and other Colorado counties. We are grateful for this and other...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

I’m not sure hunters are the elk culprits

I find it interesting that the Colorado Division of Wildlife has pointed the finger at the hunters for elk declines and breeding issues. I have hunted the Durango area since 1992 and agree with...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

We need your aid with subject’s cancer

Mary Shinn’s insightful article (“Durango man living full life after pancreatic cancer diagnosis ,” Sept. 3) chronicled the challenging journey Tom Riesing and I, his wife, Mindy, have been living,...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

LPEA should be keeping rates low first

I want to applaud Sarah Ferrell for her insightful letter (“Transparency missing at electric board,” Nov. 22) shedding light on the troubling issues currently underway at the La Plata Electric...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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