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No need for ‘lackluster leadership’

In the just completed primary election, Jim Candelaria ran on his record during his current term as commissioner. Given that he only won by 72 votes, it would appear that a significant numbe...

Never silence the chime!

Speaking as a longtime Durango local, I absolutely love the chime and believe it should never be silenced. Keep it going year-round! Steve Underwood Durango ...

Need laws to stop ‘being poisoned’

I live next to a hay field near Pastorius Reservoir. Earlier in the year, I was told by my landlord they would be spraying the nearly 2 dozen acres with an herbicide designed to kill weeds b...

50 years of talk - build garage

Durango’s next step: Build a parking garage! How many parking studies, traffic studies, etc., does it take to persuade the City of Durango that it should seriously consider a parking garage ...

‘Alternatives’ offered for election deniers

A letter-writer on June 29 lamented the “name-calling” that has labeled people who deny the results of the 2020 election as “election deniers.” So despite the fact that it seems like a prett...

Fees show ‘lack of awareness’

This year, 17 new fees were passed, totaling a staggering $776,832,144. No, your eyes are not playing a trick on you. That number is three-quarters of a billion dollars to be collected over ...

‘Proud of Boebert’ on 2nd Amendment

I’m proud of Congresswoman Lauren Boebert for her unwavering support of our Second Amendment rights. Boebert is correct that it is our constitutional right to keep and bear arms and that rig...

Column ‘ridiculed hockey players’

I was quite perplexed as to why The Durango Herald thought the guest column “Read this before taking up hockey,” written by a basketball coach, was funny while it completely ridiculed hockey...

Boebert ‘threat to civil liberties’

U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert’s recent comment, featuring the separation of church and state as junk, is astounding! Doesn’t she realize that women struggled over a century for suffrage? That wom...

Let’s get wolf restoration right

Recreational wolf hunting must never happen! Wolves are intelligent, social animals. Pack structures, prey and territorialism combine to regulate wild wolf populations. Science indicates tha...

‘Handouts enabling, not changing lives’

Imagine reading this letter in the back of the newspaper: Dear Abby, This summer I have been inundated with unwelcome guests. They leave trash in my yard and shopping carts they have taken f...

‘Is ideology overruling common sense?’

Let’s see some of this administration’s achievements that “Biden is better than average,” a headline from an editorial in May. In the handling of Afghanistan, America has lost credibility ab...
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