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Neighbor not a fan of Tico Time’s noise

I know many of you have visited Tico Time. But before you decide to go again, I ask you to consider the effect it has on the residents of the community, many of whom have lived here for deca...

Chairlift better than an underpass

I’ve followed the upset over the removal of some beautiful, old trees to make way for the new underpass at 32nd Street. It’s a shame to remove those trees. But sometimes we have to replace s...

The Bible for whose culture exactly

The Religion section of last weekend's Durango Herald ran an article, rather uncritically, on the efforts of a Christian minister of mixed Ojibwa-Yaqui heritage, aiming to produce a new Engl...

Where is the anger over Jan. 6 insurrection?

On Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists attacked our country, destroying the Trade Towers and damaging the Pentagon. The result was our country declaring a war on terror and bombing and invading Afgha...

Design around Grandmother Cottonwood tree

Thank you for creating a path connecting 32nd Street to Oxbow. The intended benefits are good, encouraging biking as transportation and inviting engagement with the riparian corridor. I also...

A note about our editorials

Dear Herald readers, In the coming weeks, the space traditionally devoted to the newspaper’s editorial will include commentary by three Durangoans who will bring a wide breadth of interests ...

A Sept. 11 experience to share

While I could share my own horror of watching the attacks on the World Trade Center as they happened, this is about a friend of mine, Bill, one of New York City’s great photographers. In ear...

Celebrate Constitution Week Sept. 17 to 23

Constitution Week is the commemoration of America’s most important document. It is celebrated annually during the week of Sept. 17 to 23 to commemorate Sept. 27, 1787, the date on which the ...

Four Corners Folk Festival a triumph

The return of the Four Corners Folk Festival in Pagosa Springs was a triumph. Vaccinated festival fans, staff and volunteers felt more at ease and relaxed than they had in a long time. The i...

Time to make plans for 50th reunion

I was a paper boy for The Durango Herald in the late ’60s by the Sacred Heart church, and recall the sales training we received evenings with Bob, I believe his name was, a kind man. I was ...

Move homeless community to Ewing Mesa

The search to find a more suitable location for the homeless has gone on long enough. There is a great location, close to town, with plenty of room for all the additional services needed to ...

My body, my choice everywhere

To be clear: I am pro-choice. I fully believe every human has full sovereignty over their body, health and choices. But I find it absurdly hilarious and morbidly ironic that the same folks w...
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