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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...

Waters should withdraw from LPEA board election

I’ve ridden the Iron Horse with Ted Compton and he is an exceptional competitor. He’s not just an amazing athlete, he has a discipline and work ethic that makes him formidable against those ...

Coram values guns over human safety

State Sen. Don Coram (R-Montrose) has been involved in bills to reduce suicides in Colorado. While this is admirable, one has to question Coram’s true commitment to reducing suicides, since...

GOP promotes voter suppression

Regarding “Both political parties prone to suppression” (May 7) by Jack Turner: I’m sorry, Jack, not only are you wrong, but the example you cited to attempt to prove your point doesn’t say ...

Vaccine sweepstakes are unjustifiable use of taxpayer dollars

How outrageously unjustifiable to use hard-earned taxpayer funds for five state sweepstakes of $1 million each for those who have been vaccinated. Is that really an incentive, especially wi...

With help, Animas View pioneers resident ownership

As a member of the Animas View Mobile Home Park Co-op, I would like to take this opportunity to extend heartfelt thanks to Durango City Council for voting to loan us $500,000 toward our effo...

Why not test for COVID-19 antibodies?

I have one question regarding COVID-19 and the vaccine: Why aren’t we testing for antibodies? From what I understand, it is an easy test to administer. Between the vaccination rate and the n...
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