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Thanks to commission for opposing Initiative 16

I am thankful to our county commissioners for opposing the PAUSE Ballot Initiative 16. They have definitely put the people in La Plata County first. The ranchers and farmers in this area ha...

COVID-19 isn’t over; Delta variant threatens

The pandemic is not over. The new Delta variant is coming to America, and it attacks young people who have not been vaccinated. Please have this information about Delta on the front page. W...

Let’s rename Durango ‘Telluride South’

A couple of months ago, reader Ann Emigh offered her adroit critique (March 4, “Just say ‘No’ to developing Hillcrest Golf Course”) on discussions to develop Hillcrest Golf Course. It's as...

Urge Congress to support American Jobs Plan

President Joe Biden has laid out a bold plan to create millions of jobs while protecting our lands, air, water and environment for generations to come. It’s called the American Jobs Plan. If...

Herald Community Meeting is June 25

Durango area residents who are interested in talking about the Herald’s FOCUS 2021 editorial topics and other issues of the day are invited to join Opinion Editor Hollis Walker at noon Frida...

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...
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