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Cathy Mewmaw for 9-R school board

Cathy Mewmaw is the only independent candidate running for the Durango School District 9-R board. As such, you will not see letters to the editor endorsing a slate of candidates and espousi...

Former school board members back 9-R candidates

As former or current Durango School District 9-R school board members, we care deeply about our schools and need your help. Everyone must be invested in this election to ensure we can contin...

Mewmaw most qualified for 9-R board

I’m writing to endorse Catherine Mewmaw for the Durango School District 9-R board. Her six-year tenure as a 9-R teacher here make her the most qualified candidate. Having seen firsthand how...

Brown, Petersen and Parmenter for safe schools

I am writing to stand by and support Erika Brown, Rick Petersen and Andrea Parameter for the Durango School District 9-R board election. When you have a 1-year-old boy with cystic fibrosis ...

Vandalism a reminder of work to do in this community

This month, the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Durango was the target of three anti-LGBTQ acts of vandalism. Our rainbow flag was stolen; we replaced it, and then it was stolen again....

Students back 9-R board candidates

The school board election will decide who will set the tone and policies for our district in years to come, and in times as turbulent as these, our school district needs steady and student-f...

Women’s March not an all-inclusive event

I had a great time attending the Women’s March here in Durango. There was a fairly big turnout, both men and women came together for women’s rights – lots of high energy! It was great! The ...

Theft of rainbow flag a violation

I was saddened and disturbed to learn of the repeated theft of a rainbow flag from the front yard of a Durango residence. I understand there was also some vandalism involved and that both ev...

Clarifying time for car charging

The Herald’s Sept. 29 coverage of the National EV Drive event at the fairgrounds was very well done. I was quoted in the article but would like to clarify an easy, but incorrect inference f...

Hate doesn’t belong in Durango

As the minister of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Durango, I was deeply saddened when the Pride Flag that flies outside of our fellowship doors was stolen. The first time this hap...

Beware: Candidates’ platform a Trojan horse

Let’s be clear, the platform of the ultra-conservative Durango School District 9-R board slate of Richard “Dean” Hill, Kristine Paslay and Donna Gulec is a Trojan horse. They claim to be co...

Wild horse issue a matter of greed

Horses evolved in North America. They are a North American species. They were a North American species for millions of years until they went extinct 12,000 years ago. Then horses were brough...
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