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Ohman: Steam, smoke and Snowdown

When I was the Special Sections editor at The Durango Herald from 2008-2010, I was driving into town from home near Purgatory. I happened upon the Snowdown Balloon Race launch as the train s...

Is D&SNG putting profits before people?

It has occurred to me that in this country, big business still has the financial resources to do whatever they want to make a profit. In a previous letter, I objected to D&SNG Railroad over...

Immigrants are essential to our care structure, economy

Immigrants have played a critical role throughout the pandemic in our community. Across the country, nearly 23 million immigrants have been putting their lives on the line in essential roles...

Both parties prone to suppression

Thank you to classmates and friends, Herb Bowman and Gunnar Conrad, for their thoughtful replies to my guest column in The Durango Herald and The Denver Post. I asserted (with examples) that...

COVID-19 teaches us interdependence

Interdependence is crucial for our health, economy and psychological well-being. Without services like roads, education or public health, our lives would be far more challenging. Our strong...

Vote Ted Compton for LPEA board

Ted Compton will get my vote for La Plata Electric Co-op board of directors District 3 (Durango) when my ballot arrives in mid-May. Compton has the technical education – dual degrees in engi...

Sad for death of bear, cubs

It really breaks my heart that you all killed that bear and her babies. People intrude on their territory and where are they to go? It is wrong. I come from the coast and as surfers we kno...

Vote Tim Wheeler for LPEA board

Tim Wheeler is the incumbent running for the LPEA board of directors in District 4. I am glad Tim has opted for another term as he has done as excellent job representing his constituents. T...

‘Where’s the beef’ on Valle Seco Land Exchange Project?

The Pagosa Ranger District of the San Juan National Forest published a legal notice in the Durango Herald, which begins a second 90-day public notice and comment period for a Colorado Roadl...

Cyclists should use bike lanes

:I walk daily on the sidewalks on and around Florida Road. Daily, some bicyclist creeps up behind us on the sidewalk instead of using the bike path right next to it. They routinely yell, sho...

Letter: Boebert uninformed, miseld constituents on bone marrow bill

As a bone marrow transplant recipient and the former chair of the National Marrow Donor Program board of directors, I was extremely dismayed to see Rep. Lauren Boebert vote against reauthori...

Letter: Support the $15 minimum wage

This letter recognizes the struggles with low-paying jobs and the factors of increasing unemployment and taxes. According to the Economic Policy Institute, “A majority (59%) of w...
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