Opinion

The season to thank locals on 416 Fire

As my wife Ellen and I reflect on 2018, we are so thankful for those in this community who – day in and day out – place others before themselves. They are the professionals (career and volunteer)...

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

Skyridge must be made safe from fire

As a resident of Skyridge, I am very concerned about the fire danger threatening the inhabitants. Skyridge residents live at the interface of open land with dense oak brush forest and a lot of dead...

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

These stupid, reckless, selfish drivers

Stupid reckless selfish drivers Recently, within three days, I was almost involved in two different automobile accidents as a result of two stupid, impatient drivers, by their improper lane usage....

DATE: Dec. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Tax credits can help with insurance cost

Thank you for the recent article on the cost of health insurance which pointed out the acute challenge of high premiums in rural areas of our state (“High health insurance prices mean ill winds in...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Winston, the British lion, is still roaring

Thank you for publishing the review of the excellent biography of Churchill, by Andrew Roberts (“An antidote to idiocy in new Churchill biography,’ Dec. 20). I was one of the estimated 320,000...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Where is all this water coming from?

I found myself thirsty after reading “Housing boom doing little for lower-income workers ” (Dec. 8). The article reminds us of the high cost of homes in Durango, (oh, really?)) then describes the...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

You look just like an ostrich on climate

In response to Robert Goodrich’s letter, “We need to resist alarmism on climate ” (Dec. 13), when should we be alarmed about the warming of the planet, which 99 percent of reputable scientists...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Math shows that Council is reasonable

In this weekend edition there was a letter complaining about the increase in the Durango Water service, stating that an increase of 159 percent in 16 years was an increase of 10 percent per year...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Media is deceiving public on sandwiches

Merriam-Webster defines a sandwich as “two or more slices of bread or a split roll having a filling in between.” The definition clearly states “bread,” which would seemingly disqualify the notion...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Let’s end domestic and sexual violence

In 2017 alone, Sexual Assault Services Organization responded to 173 individuals who called the sexual assault hotline. Alternative Horizons responded to 539 individuals experiencing domestic...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Pssst: Free advice, Mister President

How to build and fund a border wall: First, deal with prison reform, making it possible to use prison labor to build the wall. Then pull troops out of Syria and use that unnecessary expenditure to...

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

Make Durango safe, secure for everyone

Homelessness was identified as one of the top three issues for our city over the next five years by city residents in Durango’s Community Satisfaction Survey. The City needs to listen to the...

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

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