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Higher teacher salaries in 9-R may help

How can we say Durango School District 9-R is doing a good job (editorial Nov. 17) when roughly 60% of parents think it is failing in its primary task – education. Even though the poll was ...

Take time to give this holiday season

Our country’s National Day of Giving is the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 30. Have spare time or discretionary income? Why not choose to get involved by joining, volunteering or donating ...

Keep up the coverage of Mercy

Thanks to the Herald editors for the amount of quality coverage being given to staff retention at Mercy Hospital. As a healthy 73-year-old and future customer, I want Mercy’s chronic health ...

We need to upgrade public transportation

The traffic in Durango is an issue for our city. Recently, a study done by Environment Colorado identified 62 elevated ozone days last year in Durango, according to its “Trouble in the Air”...

Put a moratorium on new home construction

For all of this drought awareness in the editorial (Herald, Nov. 13), could someone please explain why, with a drought extending far into the future, does the city continue to grant homebuil...

Communist ‘rules’ look familiar today

Does this sound familiar to you, the public? In May 1919, at Dusseldorf, Germany, Allied forces captured a very significant document: “Communist Rules for Revolution.” As you read these “rul...

Volunteers made book sale a success

An old-fashioned Durango “shout-out” goes to the many volunteer “Friends of the Library” who spearheaded November’s FOL book sale at the Durango Public Library. From Thursday’s setup to Fri...

Shabby welcome sign reflects town perfectly

Keep the Durango welcome sign as is! (Action Line, Nov. 13, “Durango welcome mat needs some shaking.”) Its shabby condition serves as an advisory for the itinerant hoi polloi, most of whom a...

FLC Continuing with NAGPRA compliance work

First of all, I want to thank Judith Reynolds for her article regarding my work with the Native American Graves Protection & Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) in The Durango Herald on Nov. 10. Unfor...

Infrastructure bill will help Americans

I wish to thank and complement Greg Phillips (letters, Oct. 23) for his concise and clear analysis of what the infrastructure bills could do for everyday Americans in comparison with what is...

Editorial about newspapers misguided

I could not believe the whiny editorial in the Nov. 5 edition of the Herald. The writer was bemoaning the fact that provisions for tax credits for subscribers, advertisers and newspaper payr...

Stop controlling people over COVID-19

“Flattening the curve” was the same awful logic used to assert control over people almost two years ago – three weeks was the first stage of control, not over COVID-19 but over the people. A...
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