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Repeating Big Lie fails to make it true

We appreciate the intelligent letter from David Black (Herald, Jan. 21). The “Big Lie” from the Big Loser, Trump, needs to dissolve from our collective consciousness. The new universe of “l...

Putin’s goals and the Republican’s goals

In a trenchant op-ed that appeared in the Jan. 17 online Washington Post, retired general, Rhodes scholar and former NATO commander Wesley Clark sets forth sane and sensible steps the U.S. s...

Herald offers much to engage with

What a cerebral smorgasbord recent editions of The Durango Herald have been. Something for everyone. First of all, thank you Dr. Hallin for speaking truth to power and being the voice this c...

When is enough tourism enough?

On Jan. 15, I read the article “Visit Durango adds 6 new board members,” and I cringed. I know that tourism helps many of our local businesses, but when is enough, enough? My business and I’...

The ‘Chief’ is a relic; it must be removed

We support the campaign to remove the “Chief.” In the U.S., deep-seated beliefs stem from centuries of Western history. The full scope of this story includes conquering and colonizing people...

Public meeting about new fire station needed

The fire department’s plan to use the old high school and arts and science building is a “no brainer” a recent letter writer to the Herald expressed. I’d like to respectfully disagree with t...

Base health decisions on sound science

To paraphrase a former U.S. ambassador, “You are entitled to your own opinion, but not to your own facts.” The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us that many of the so-called “facts” that have bee...

Universal system would lower health care costs

Colorado has among the highest health care costs in the country. According to a recent analysis by the Colorado School of Public Health, those costs would be reduced significantly by switchi...

A reality check on Jan. 6 at U.S. Capitol

Mike Sigman and Dennis Pierce have weighed in from the wings on Jan. 6, so, a reality weight to counter Styrofoam dumbbells. One sandwiches white-bread tropes between weak condemnations of w...

Charter school could close opportunity gap

A chance to “provide the best academic success and proficiency outcome to our schools, students and staff” (Durango School District 9-R board resolution on diversity, equity and inclusion, a...

Get the COVID-19 vaccine and booster

Congratulations to all who have had the vaccination and booster, and sad that I have heard that people who have died from not getting the shot are helping Social Security and Medicare. Check...

The ‘Big Lie’ needs to be put to rest

Am I the only one delighted in seeing Mike Sigman eat his words? Yes indeed, sedition is a charge now levied against one Stuart Rhodes, a graduate of Yale Law, along with 10 others. There wi...
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