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Delay sale of historic 9-R building

I urge the Durango Fire District and Durango School District 9-R board to stop further action toward the sale of the iconic 9-R Administration building until more citizens and taxpayers, the...

Bridge should be inspected before underpass gets underway

The city of Durango should publish an up to date inspection report on the condition of the 32nd Street bridge before money is spent/wasted on a pedestrian underpass. I live a block away and...

Everybody knows that Trump really was re-elected, don’t they?

Would the vast majority of Republicans say that Trump won the election if it wasn’t true? They and the patriots who invaded the Capitol on Jan. 6 obviously have the election facts on their s...

Relocating Miller Middle School would flout ballot issue language

Did you know that Durango School District 9-R is considering using the funds from ballot Issue 4A to relocate Miller Middle School to the Riverview sports complex on Plymouth Avenue? That s...

Reader takes issue with Herald’s online functions

I recently tried to communicate with two Herald editors. After two tries, I thought I would write a letter to the editor in hopes that they would see it and respond. First off, the inabilit...

Strategies for dealing with weapons threats

I’m not sure if hypersonic missiles or Iran’s drones have a chance of first strike capability. If so, or if some countries will think so, and don’t fear a second strike, then we need to take...

Herald Community Zoom July 30

Join Opinion Page Editor Hollis Walker and other Durangoans at noon July 30 to talk about Beyond Our Means, our FOCUS 2021 topic about homelessness and affordable housing. Email her at hwalk...

How will you react to threats to our democracy?

Violent insurgents assaulted our national capitol on Jan. 6 in order to stop Vice President Mike Pence from doing his constitutional duty: certifying the 2020 election of Joe Biden as presid...

It’s time to get ‘Common Threads’ installed

It’s time Durango honors the work of hundreds of adults and children who, over the course of almost two years, created an artwork that symbolically addresses our love of this community. “Com...

Systemic racism is the right diagnosis

Melanie Sturm's opinion piece (July 3, "Is Systemic Racism the Right Diagnosis?") mischaracterized what Critical Race Theory is, as well as the writings of authors she mentioned. Her critici...

Fracking endangers human, animal health, environment

Hiroko Tabuchi’s article in The New York Times on July 12 (“EPA Approved Toxic Chemicals for Fracking a Decade Ago, New Files Show”) highlights what scientists and the oil and gas industry ...

Classroom memory sparks insight today

Back there in my foggy memory, I can recall an assignment from my sixth grade year at Havelock Elementary School in Lincoln, Neb. The class was asked to choose one of the candidates running...
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