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Warming shelter ‘positive step forward’

The establishment of the new warming center in the heart of our community is a positive step forward in providing for the neediest among us, in and around Durango. I applaud La Plata County ...

‘Recommission artwork’ along property line

I have a practical solution to the controversy surrounding the bison mural in Mancos. Crowdsource funding for a new wall along the property line directly in front of that guy’s ugly building...

Where is councilors’ compassion?

Compassion has two elements: first, recognizing the suffering and discomfort of others; and, second, taking action to alleviate that suffering and discomfort. Compassion, courage and politic...

‘Lack of leadership, compassion astounding’

How disappointing that Durango’s City Council denied funding to Community Compassion Outreach for a winter warming shelter. It demonstrates, yet again, the city’s complete lack of commitment...

‘QAnon, lies, toxic politics won’

It would appear that QAnon, conspiracy theories, lies and toxic politics won the election in the 3rd Congressional District. Lauren Boebert will have two more years to serve as a national em...

No to filling hole with 5-story hotel

Thank you for the article headlined, “When will the hole downtown be filled?” The project to build a modular-style five-story hotel downtown is a major mistake and it is time for The Durango...

‘Public’ in name, but not ‘mission’

How does the San Juan Basin Public Health expect to form a new health department different from the one they ended up with, when they just keep leaving the same unqualified, uncompassionate ...

Purple Cliffs closure ‘went well’

After all the ballyhoo predicting a crisis if Purple Cliffs were closed, including people dying, etcetera, I think we can all agree it went off quite well. La Plata County had it right. We s...

Want ‘intrinsic’ motivation to do right thing

While laudable, Durango’s efforts in support of the Four Corners Office for Resource Efficiency by offering various cost reductions is misguided. Direct monetary compensation for doing somet...

‘Chip Thomas mural an honor’

Recently, I had the privilege of watching Chip Thomas complete his mural in Mancos, thrilled that our community would be home to such a beautiful representation of our corner of the West. No...

CPW ‘must do better’ on wolves

I would like to believe that Colorado Parks and Wildlife is an honest broker in the wolf reintroduction plan, but evidence keeps suggesting it is not doing all it can to counter misinformati...

‘Proud of fair, peaceful elections’

The one thing that should be noted in the wake of the midterm elections is how candidates accepted losing. Generally speaking, they accepted it in the traditional way: civilly. There was som...
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