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Amending easements ‘break promise’

In regard to the news story on Sept. 9 in The Durango Herald about the potential for e-bikes in Horse Gulch, they are not allowed. Conservation easements have been around for at least 130 ye...

‘Useless drivel, petty piety’

Single-use plastic grocery bag fees. It's all hoodwinking. Oddly, you can go into any large outlet and grab as many cases of water, bottled in plastic, wrapped in plastic – all single use – ...

‘Thank you, House District 59 voters’

Thank you, House District 59 voters, for your strong support of my re-election to the Colorado State Legislature. Redistricting certainly made the election more challenging than in years pas...

‘Honor to congratulate Church’

It’s an honor and privilege to congratulate Commissioner Clyde Church on his re-election victory in the 2022 La Plata County commissioner race. To everyone that supported our independent cam...

Medicare Advantage causes concern

As a local physician who sees a lot of patients on Medicare, I am increasingly concerned with the situation regarding Medicare Advantage plans. I have many patients who have switched from th...

‘Make it a working camp’

A managed camp should help people get on their feet, not help them to put up their feet. The Purple Cliffs trash aftermath is shocking. For environmentally conscious Durango, the trash left ...

‘Lies, misdirection and more lies’

As a longtime political observer and participant in our electoral process, I can say, without a doubt, we've lost our way. “It's gonna be a tight race.” “The polls show Republicans, within t...

‘Woods incapable of fair rulings’

Judge Anne Woods has shown that she is incapable of fair and lawful rulings in our court. Her abusive behavior and total disregard for the law can no longer be tolerated. We need judges that...

‘Playing whack-a-mole’ with unhoused

Homelessness is not a crime. What is a crime is trespassing on private property to camp/sleep/drink/etc., breaking into construction sites or vacant property, urinating/defecating in door al...

Housing crisis more than ‘capitalism’

I write in response to Ben Waddell’s Oct. 1 column, “Housing crisis isn’t a crisis. It’s capitalism.” I appreciate Waddell’s contribution to my hometown and alma mater, and agree with some o...

No ‘tubal ligations causes great concern’

The announcement by Mercy Hospital that it would no longer perform tubal ligations for women causes me great concern. This is not about abortions. This is about birth control. The church has...

Wes Rowell cartoon

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