Each week we highlight some of the most insightful, passionate and witty comments shared on Facebook in response to stories in The Durango Herald.
This week, people weighed in on overgrown foliage, GED programs and a four-day school week.
Here are a few comments that stood out this week:
“I just spent a few hours today trimming near my house out in the county, making signs visible again. These were just signs I drive by, between a mile and three from my house. Rather than trying to figure out who should do it, just grab a tool and go do it. That’s how a community thrives, by helping each other out.” – Jeff Alan
“How can we work four days a week when it takes two jobs and eight days a week just to live in a tent or a car around Durango. That’s Durango Politicians for you.” – Richard Lachapelle
“My sister got her GED and she’s about to graduate nursing school with a 4.0 GPA, so it doesn’t matter how you graduate, they are both valid, it just depends on the person and their willingness to fight through. I’m beyond proud of my sister. She graduates this may from nursing school. We where both young parents and had a rough upbringing. And we are both graduating with associates degrees and moving on to bachelors. So I for one say this is great. I’m glad that someone is fighting the real fight. Good job Mariah and the GED program.” – Lee Chavez
“The reality is school is so much more than just education for so many families. It’s education, child care, sources of nutrition, social-emotional support, a safe place from homelessness and abuse, and so-on. Most families will do just fine with a 4-day work/school week, but I’m afraid less-fortunate families and children will be negatively impacted by this change. I would love to see more efforts on school and teacher funding and support rather than decreasing school days.” – Kara Schulwitz Webb
“This property was originally owned by the U.S. Forest Service and used as a staging area for fighting fires and as a work station. There were countless property trade offers turned down by the USFS over the years.” – Dennis Pierce