Opinion

The treasure of Durango

Recently, I have seen some very critical letters in The Durango Herald about the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. The railroad has been running continuously for 136 years. The Durango &...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Make Nighthorse fishing more kid-friendly

I am visiting my grandmother and grandfather for a few weeks. I have gone fishing with them since I was eight years old. I have fished at Pastorius, Vallecito and the Lemon dam. My grandfather...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

New Mexico TV news disenfranchises me

We live in Durango, in the far southwest corner of Colorado. Politically and economically, we have essentially been given to New Mexico. I feel perfectly competent to vote in New Mexico. That’s all...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

An apology from the treasurer’s office

I want to apologize for my mistake as a first-time campaigner in filing documents with the secretary of state in 2014. I am so sorry if I caused any concern with my personal monetary contributions...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Focus should be on steam, not on coal

As the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad bolsters its fleet for dry years (Herald, Aug. 4), it should keep in mind that it is the “Romance of Steam” that provides the allure, not the...

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

Customer, Walmart, thanks for honesty

I want to think a good Samaritan at Walmart. I inadvertently left the cash back I had received at a self-serve register. The customer searched for an assistant and turned in my cash. What an...

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

A reassuringly competent replacement

I receive Congressman Scott Tipton’s electronic newsletters, a good way for him to reach his constituents. These emails have increased as the November elections draw closer. Recent reports of...

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

Ask Tipton, Gardner to back wilderness

Sen. Cory Gardner and Rep. Scott Tipton should join Southwest Colorado to support the San Juan Mountains Wilderness Act’ As someone who grew up in Durango and has gone off to school in the Midwest,...

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

Polis is helping Colorado farmers

Jared Polis has served his community in Congress for nearly 10 years. Much of his district has strong economic and cultural ties to agriculture and family farming, so it’s no wonder that a lot of...

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

The plight of the Durango and Silverton Railroad

I read, with a certain amount of anger and disgust, about what the Durango & Silverton has been going through with their neighbors threatening to do whatever they can to curtail operations if the...

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

Register and vote for the climate’s sake

Wow, it’s hazy outside. Must be all the fires. The junipers are turning brown and gray, and check out beetle kill on the way to Silverton. Every year seems to be the hottest on record, and the...

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

Ridiculous to think train is our only draw

Multiple letters have been written about the train and the 416 Fire. The letters and attitudes show that this community is divided on the issue. Some have been more affected than others, and some...

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

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