Opinion

Republicans are afraid of everything

It is amazing to watch the supporters behind President Donald Trump at his rallies. They look like an all-white rendition of the Village People with their moronic costumes and behavior. Everything...

DATE: April 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Your press awards were well deserved

Congratulations are due to Mary Shinn, Jerry McBride and all of the rest of The Durango Herald staff on their recent awards (“Herald wins 45 awards in annual press contests, including 2 for general...

DATE: April 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

This is government service at its finest

On Tax Day, I went to the post office to mail my compulsory tax bill. On the front door a sign read: mail received after 3 p.m. will be postmarked the next day. Hmm? What happened to postmarking by...

DATE: April 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Forget ‘Nancy,’ more Gary Markstein

OK, you’ve decided to rid we old comic lovers of some of our favorites, but... “Nancy”? Seriously? How far back did you have to search for that old comic strip? Take away Doonesbury and leave us...

DATE: April 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Jeff Mannix can save us from Tri-State

A little over a century ago an orphan from Italy came to America to mine coal in Western Pennsylvania. It was an opportunity for a better life for him and his family but it was also his death...

DATE: April 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Democrats are hypocrites on immigration

President Donald Trump is generously considering moving thousands of asylum-seekers to “sanctuary cities.” I’ve listened to speech after speech by leading Democrats in the last few months about how...

DATE: April 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

9-R spokeswoman is now Cruella de Vil?

In reading the story about teacher Robyn Baxendale raising money to pay off kids school lunch debt at Miller Middle School (“Fundraiser settles lunch debt for Miller students ,” April 19), I note...

DATE: April 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Your big truck makes a terrible noise

Yes, size matters when it comes to pickup trucks but I’m talking about the size of the noise they make. Sadly, many pickup trucks in this town are now outfitted with exhaust systems that are...

DATE: April 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Herald is an equal-opportunity offender

Ms. Norma Byrd is upset by the Herald’s shuffling of comic strips (“Now the Herald is taking comics hostage ,” April 17). My goodness, she must have a tough life. So I feel I must help her through...

DATE: April 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

How do you know it wasn’t polar bears?

The Durango Herald mainly publishes news and editorials that accord with its left-wing views. Objectivity has long since left the room. I read somewhat in horror the meandering editorial focused...

DATE: April 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Monica Lewinsky wants a word with you

If you’re over 30, chances are Monica Lewinsky brings memories about presidential scandals You may think you know all you need to about that. I challenge you to rethink those events with your 2019...

DATE: April 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Vote for Jeff Mannix and against coal

If you care about rising electric bills and future economic development in our county, you should vote for Jeff Mannix in the La Plata Electric Association election. Jeff will work for: lower...

DATE: April 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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