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Unhoused ‘inflated emergency’

Suddenly the Purple Cliffs population has plummeted from 500 (sheriff’s count) to 82 (Durango library count). The “unhoused emergency” seems to have moved on to greener pastures and they app...

‘Tap brakes on rush to decarbonize’

I think we should tap the brakes on the headlong rush to decarbonize our lives. I recently read that there are over 6,000 items we use that are derived from oil and/or natural gas. In fact, ...

History offers lessons for voters

As Election Day approaches, we can see that Democratic and Republican parties, and their candidates, are flawed and imperfect. Nonetheless, recent events in American history offer lessons th...

Grocers selling wine bad idea

The Durango Herald’s Sept. 2 piece, headlined “Booze on the Ballot” by Bill Roberts was spot on, especially concerning allowing grocery stores to sell wine. This proposal should be defea...

GOP ‘intent on destroying democracy’

I am registered as an unaffiliated voter. For most of my life, I have observed the tug of war between the two parties. Each side took a different approach, but the parties used to work toget...

‘Noise from whistle amplified’

I noticed since you (barely) printed my letter about the loud train whistle, you continue to print pro-train and pro-train whistle letters like the one saying “only a handful of Durango resi...

‘No connection between ballot, name’

In the story in The Durango Herald on Saturday with the headline “Clerks see rise in records request,” the statement in paragraph four is incorrect. “Cast vote records are electronic records...

Easier to go elsewhere with parking

So the city of Durango has once again decided there is no need for a large parking structure in our downtown. It is no wonder the merchants in town are complaining about their bottom line. I...

‘Stop being part of problem’

I walked to take the garbage out to see a line of traffic that went from north Main Avenue all the way to the 700 block of 32nd Street. No deer, just a red light. Here’s a thought. The bus s...

3 approaches to community values

Three recent articles in The Journal shared three approaches to community issues. Pleasant View neighbors don't want to see solar panels on their neighbor's property because they'd rather se...

‘Underwater basket-weaving didn't pay out’

If you’re wondering how President Joe Biden or whoever is running (ruining) our country, has not been run out of Washington with the long list of poor decisions, horrid policy and downright ...

‘Warmth, love, joy leap off page’

If you've ever wondered why teachers and school administrators endure long hours, low salaries, masking and Zoom challenges, and the ire of unhappy parents, look no further than Jerry McBrid...
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