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Gratitude for firefighters, law enforcement during fire this week

I left work early on Wednesday, June 16, when I was notified of the wildfire that had erupted a few miles from our house. As I quickly drove home, I had an incredible view of the growing plu...

Donate to Humane Society at box

Our names are Maeve Daley and Olivia Slingerland. We wanted to give a word of thanks to the people who have gone by Bank of Colorado and already put some money in the donation box we made fo...

Allow ballot audits to show whether election was legitimate

During the 2020 national election, many states changed their rules, reportedly because of the pandemic, so that enormous numbers of mail-in ballots were mailed to residents of some states. A...

We need the ‘For the People Act’

The House is about to vote in support of HR1, the For the People Act, then it moves on to the Senate. This bill is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to strengthen our democracy and fair re...

Clarity needed on Russian nuclear strike capacity

I don't know if nuclear first strike capability is possible. We need to determine if an arms race with Russia could lead to our annihilation; and if so, we need to have both countries agree...

Stupidity reaches unprecedented level

It is safe to say that Christopher Hitchens was right, “Partisanship makes you stupid.” This current level of “stupidification” has given us new ways to name the “other:” “Libtard,” “Antifa...

No place for elderly, medically fragile individuals

Why is there no place to go for a blind person – Joan, age 75? She has serious medical problems including lupus and severe spine issues requiring a walker and she is highly anxious for a gli...

Vote Tim Wheeler for LPEA District 4

Tim Wheeler has been an excellent LPEA director. I wholeheartedly endorse him and hope that other District 4 members will vote for him also. Not only does he have the members’ best interests...

Durango missing benefits of hosting dog club events

The city of Cortez welcomed 98 dogs (yes, dogs) and their owners to Parque De Vida for an American Kennel Club-licensed agility trial June 4 to 6. What a treat for the Durango Agility Dog C...

We connected, relieving our loneliness

People need each other. We connect with a smile, a hug, a handshake. During the pandemic, we lost these connections to social distancing, masks and isolation. The loss may make us sad, but a...

Traffic cameras needed to stop red-light runners

We have lived in Durango for 27 years, and in the last couple of years, have noticed a huge increase in people running red lights. Almost every day, when we drive down U.S. Highway 550 from...

BMX qualifier event brings together, uplifts Durangoans

Today I helped at the BMX state qualifying races. (Disclosure: my grandson is racer Jack Siggins.) I worked a table selling caps and cold beverages for Durango BMX. Happy Pappy's set up on o...
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