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Silverton mayor, trustees deserve support for work

Referring to the Herald’s Silverton recall articles of Aug. 5 and 12 , Mayor Shane Fuhrman, Mayor Pro Tem Sallie Barney and Trustee Jordan Bierma were elected by a majority vote, and the de...

City to remove great old cottonwood

The residents of Animas City are about to lose one of our most beautiful trees, thanks to the city of Durango. The majestic old cottonwood sits at the northeast side of the Emerson-Parks br...

Community garden feeds others, educates kids

For the past nine years, a small plot of land in the Animas City neighborhood near East 30th Street and East Sixth Avenue has had a significant impact on Durango: Ohana Kuleana Community Gar...

9-R board should be treated with respect

The 9-R School Board has a difficult job. Its members volunteer their time and need to make decisions that sometimes cannot please everyone. I support the board’s decision to have students ...

Support ‘any responsible adult’ besides Boebert

On Aug.13 the Herald published a letter touting Lauren Boebert's “qualifications“ to serve in Congress: A business and a family. My 9-year-old neighbor is a member of a family and she runs ...

Save the magic of Ohana Kuleana Community Garden

I've moved around a lot, but I never consider a place “home“ until I've found a local spot where I feel at peace – usually some local peak or riverside – a place to daydream and still an anx...

Let’s start the school year united

As a 9-R Board of Education member, I was part of the Aug. 12 unanimous vote requiring the wearing of masks inside school buildings. I did not cast my vote for personal gain, compensation, ...

Parents should understand the risks of no masks

After reading about parents at the most recent school board meeting talking about not mandating masks in our schools, I think it's important that these parents understand the possible conseq...

Community gardener wants answers on process

We want transparency and an opportunity to allow current dedicated garden members to create a plan to save the Ohaha Kuleana Garden. Multiple members have offered money to protect the garden...

Support early childhood care, learning

As a longtime teacher in Durango and member of the Colorado Association for the Education of Young Children, I work to ensure young kids in our community and across Colorado have the support...

Path of healing beyond ‘The Chief’

A recent editorial (July 31, “New Guardians”) stated “Closer to home, the Colorado Legislature this year passed legislation that will for the most part outlaw the use of Native American masc...

If fire station moves to 9-R, old property should be multi-use

So, I've heard rumblings about relocating the downtown fire station to the old 9-R building. If the old fire station property does become vacant, I would hope our city planners are looking ...
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