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Suspected drunk drivers treated unfairly

Wake Up La Plata County! You have a thing called pre-trial services that provides no service. It is where you are forced to pay the sheriff’s department $50 a month and up to $20 twice a week for...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Is the struggle to stay human still relevant today?

I watched Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece “Paths of Glory” last weekend, prompted by all the World War I centenary tributes. Set in the trenches near the end of the war, it’s a movie about a man who...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Why is Sen. Gardner silent on acting AG?

President Trump has named to oversee the special counsel’s Russia investigation a political loyalist who has openly disparaged its legitimacy – in ignorance of whatever investigators are preparing...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

You can bank on it

Even with the midterms behind us, it is not hard to get many well-meaning Americans from across the political spectrum to agree that there probably never has been a more rancorous and divisive time...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Emissions rule could happen Thursday

This past summer, Colorado experienced the second-worst wildfire season in history, damaging over 400 homes and costing the forest service more than $145 million. The smoke from these fires has had...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Hooray for increased emissions standard

I have been a family physician for 30 years and am well aware of the link between the environment, including air quality, and public health. In the Four Corners, we live under the largest methane...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

How can you overlook band’s misogyny?

It appears we have a musical group coming to Durango which has chosen to call itself Cherry Poppin’ Daddies. Whether they chose this name to be humorous, confrontational or aspirational, as a...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

I miss seeing Mike Jones at the hospital

Recently I went to visit a friend in Animas Surgical Hospital. When I entered, I felt empty inside. It was the first time I had been there since Mike Jones died. He had worked there for the past...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Herald doesn’t ennoble real fire victims

There have been wstories in The Herald praising the “noble victim,” Al Harper, the poor millionaire owner of the railroad. Although there is no official statement on the cause of the 416 Fire, I...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Bayfield Library is rebuked by the selfish

The electoral rebuke of the Bayfield Library District’s request for a small increase is a disgraceful display of the selfishness in America today. I moved to this area a little over a year ago, and...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

It’s no longer the economy, stupid – so what is it?

WASHINGTON – One lesson of the midterm elections is that economic growth is losing its power to unite the country and to reduce explosive conflicts over race, religion, ethnicity, immigrant status...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 11 hours ago | COLUMN: Robert Samuelson

Inside government

If you follow news about local government – say, Durango’s or La Plata County’s – what is remarkable compared to the national conversation so many of us are having is how seldom party or ideology...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Editorials

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