Opinion

Why is it taking so long for fire report?

As the one-year anniversary of the 416 Fire nears, my heart continues to break for the loss of our precious dog due to the fire and for those who have endured similar loss in life and property. It...

DATE: May 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

City guilty of neglecting Three Springs

Tax increases are inevitable and almost always necessary. However, democratic principles demand representation and concomitantly, prudent consideration of the needs of all parties. For example,...

DATE: May 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

What beautiful hearts you have, Durango

The Ryder family wishes to extend our sincerest gratitude to Durangoans for their sympathy and condolences in light of our dear Greg’s death. We – his brother, Noel, and I – witnessed his childhood...

DATE: May 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Zebra mussels threaten Lake Nighthorse

The officials in charge of inspections for Lake Nighthorse don’t seem to comprehend the danger that zebra mussels represent. This species is invasive and can destroy every living thing in a lake....

DATE: May 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Durango, stop crying in your craft beer

I read with interest the article by Jack Llewellyn, the executive director of the Durango Chamber of Commerce (“Have a voice in our economy,” April 27). Definitely the theme was “woe is us.”...

DATE: May 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Did I scrape the door of your truck?

I may have scraped the driver-side door of a pickup truck on May 1, around 8:30 a.m., in the Spine Colorado parking lot. By the time I could check in and obtain a pen and paper to leave a note, the...

DATE: May 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Marsha Porter-Norton for commission

Marsha Porter-Norton announced back in February that she is running for La Plata County commissioner in 2020. We’ve been friends and colleagues for more than 20 years. Many years ago, Marsha...

DATE: May 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Times columnist is ignorant of the facts

I want to express my appreciation to the Herald editorial board for printing an opinion column that is proof positive that media bias is alive and well. New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow...

DATE: May 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Legislators must act on plastic pollution

Colorado waterways are under threat from harmful plastic pollution. One of the worst forms of these products is Styrofoam (polystyrene), and Americans throw away an estimated 70 million plastic...

DATE: May 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

High CEO pay, no lunch, we need change

The April 25 Herald editorial on hungry middle school kids caught my attention (“No lunch for you: School district can’t leave well enough alone ”) as did the cartoon right next to it on the new La...

DATE: May 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Greg Ryder leaves a hole in our hearts

What Greg Ryder means to us (“Singer-songwriter dies in head-on crash north of Durango ,” April 22): Greg Ryder had five main passions: His absolute love and adoration of his wife Julie. His love...

DATE: May 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Herald waves patriarchal torture finger

The Herald’s April 18 editorial (“What is torture : It impoverishes the meaning to say that it is any form of detention”) tortured the English language, wagged a patriarchal finger and ignored...

DATE: April 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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