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Editorial gets it wrong on Ascent

In its June 1 editorial, “Sin, Vice, Virtue in Ascent application,” The Durango Herald lauds the First Amendment’s protection of the separation of church and state, and the right to a free p...

‘Now time for boldness, Boebert’

The Journal has picked Don Coram to challenge the Democratic candidate. I disagree. I have emailed Coram and talked to him on the phone during the lockdown. He is a middle-of-the-road, d...

‘Way behind with electric vehicles’

One of the reasons why our POTUS is traveling to discuss gas spigot issues with Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud is because we are way behind in providing all Americans with electric vehicles, un...

Dems shouldn’t vote in GOP primary

Joe Lewandowski’s letter to the editor is spot on. Dems should not vote in the Republican primary. We can beat Boebert. How? By voting for Sol Sandoval. I am backing Sandoval because she lis...

Mental health care for farmers

As a man born and raised in Cortez, I take issue with the narrative that farmers don’t seek mental health care. Since returning to this community after completing residency in 2020, I’ve see...

AR-15 ‘designed to kill people’

Though I have spent much of my career as a photojournalist, I must offer a perspective from my United States Air Force basic training in 1965. On a cold and misty morning at Lackland Air For...

Ascent ‘well below expectations’

Having raised my son “all Durango, all the way,” pre-school, K-12, college, I’ve been curious about Ascent Classical Academy of Durango and did some reading of websites, mission statements, ...

Broken walk signs unsafe

The walk signs on East Third Avenue and College Drive don’t work half the time and are a safety issue. A pedestrian pushes the button multiple times, and the walk sign only occasionally come...

Hunters, elk, wolves can share turf

Colorado elk hunters who worry about the return of wolves should be encouraged by the records from state wildlife agencies where wolves now live. These confirm that elk, wolves and elk hunti...

March for Our Lives on Saturday

There will be a nationwide March for Our Lives event on Sat., June 11, in Durango. We'll gather at Durango High School parking lot at 2 p.m., hear a few speakers, then march at 2:30 p.m. to ...

‘Parents, families need’ Ascent

Ascent Classical Academy of Durango has my endorsement for approval and opening in Durango School District 9-R. Families with children who are currently not enrolled in 9-R schools want this...

9-R ‘admirable’ with COVID-19

Often the recovery to a crisis is more challenging than the immediate response. Durango School District 9-R did an admirable job meeting families where they were to manage the initial respon...
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