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Herald needs more facts about Jan. 6

After reading the Herald’s panting, emotional editorial (Jan. 5) about the “insurrection” last Jan. 6, I felt like I had to offer an invitation for the Herald staff to hold off on their accu...

Be careful, courteous behind the wheel

As more and more folks pour into Durango, the more congested our streets get, and the more ugly it seems so many of these folks from big cities get. Case in point, as myself and another were...

Consider both sides of vaccine issue

Kudos to the Herald for printing letters representing both sides of the vaccine story and opinions that may be uncomfortable to hear but necessary to understand. It is our responsibility as...

Respect democracy, listen to others

First, I want to express deep thanks to the Herald for printing Mr. Podlesnik's letter (Dec. 31). He, as well as many others, holds different opinions than the majority, but needs to be hear...

We need to break the spell of The Big Lie

On Jan. 9, in The Sunday New York Times Magazine, there was an article about how brave officers from the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol invasion are now coping mentally and physically. Other than man...

Electrical lines should go underground

We all sat and watched as two Colorado towns burned to the ground because of downed electrical lines. As we watch the ongoing, multimillion dollar construction of U.S. Highway 550 and the el...

Trumpism must go for democracy to survive

Donald J. Trump and, more importantly, Trumpism must be excised from the fabric of America if the country is to survive as an exemplar of democracy. Trump did not create racism, misogyny or...

Commit to helping each other during pandemic

Animas Surgical Hospital urges each member of our community to commit to helping one another. The pandemic brings to the forefront our interconnected community. We rely on each other. Educat...

Toh-Atin owners support Native Americans

I am urging respectful discourse around the issue of The Chief and the owners of Toh-Atin Gallery. The Clark family has a multi-generational tradition of supporting Native Americans and the...

Managed camp is a hand up, not a handout

I read the article in the Jan. 8 edition of the Herald, and found many of the opinions of the homeless to be the main problem we are facing in dealing with this problem. They want all the c...

Jan. 6 comparisons were preposterous

While I agree with Dick White (Herald, editorial, Jan. 7) that the Jan. 6, 2021, riots were a stain on our democracy, his comparison to the Sept. 11 attacks, Pearl Harbor and the killing of ...

9-R should review Ascent’s application

As a 9-R parent, I am very excited about Ascent Classical Academy coming to the Durango area. I would like to express a sense of urgency in getting Ascent open as soon as possible. When Asce...
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