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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

Xcel is leading green way to 2050

I’m so excited that Colorado’s largest utility, Xcel Energy, just announced their plan to go 100 percent carbon-free by 2050. While the Trump administration has been making terrible decisions to...

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

We have been fleeced – it’s deplorable!

Ryan Zinke, Trump’s most recent grifter, is out. How about Steve Mnuchin, Scott Pruit, Ben Carson? And let’s not forget the oh-so-upright General Flynn, offered what, five million bucks to kidnap a...

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

Watch it with parks and rec tax money

I’ve read with interest the letters calling for the 2015 Durango sales tax to be used in service of general fund shortages. It is worth noting, this popular ballot measure, approved by over 70...

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

Vote the bums out over water rate hike

Water and sewer rates are up – kudos to our wonderful city Council! The 3 percent increase in the water and sewer rates is sinful. Council needs to listen to the citizens. It needs to manage its...

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

We must act now on climate change

As stated in a recent Durango Herald article, Colorado ski areas are on the front lines of the battle with climate change. The CEO of Aspen Skiing Co. noted there has been a 2 degree increase in...

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

We can tax to fight carbon emissions

Thanks to the Herald staff for your front page article Dec. 1, “Southwest to see more heat, water scarcity, fires and food insecurity .” Education and understanding climate change and its...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Boycott band with demeaning name

For those of you looking forward to hearing Cherry Poppin’ Daddies at the Fort Lewis Concert Hall this Thursday, Dec. 20, perhaps you could think again. When the band came up with their name in...

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

Farm bill was shameful move on Yemen

Regarding Kathleen Parker’s article (“Cats and dogs finally get a break – in the farm bill,” Dec.15): Last week, House Speaker Paul Ryan decided to go out with a cowardly whimper by sneaking in a...

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

Snowberger is great; coverage is poor

Fellow Durangoans, I trust that you agree that we are fortunate to have a great school district in 9-R and an exceptional superintendent in Dan Snowberger. The recent public assaults on Dan and the...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Hunting provides economic benefits

Now that hunting season is in full swing in Colorado, I think it is important to highlight hunting and the positive economic benefits it provides our state. In addition to taxes collected from...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

The days of reckless spending are over

It has become increasingly clear that our city administrators don’t consider fiscal responsibility a priority in their decision-making. However, the voters and taxpayers have made it clear what the...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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