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Brown, Petersen, Parmenter running as individuals

I strongly support Erika Brown, Rick Petersen and Andrea Parmenter for Durango School District 9-R’s board. Brown and Parmenter are current board members and among other things, have been ma...

Vote for Brown, Parmenter, Peterson for school board

Ouch! Reading a simple spreadsheet can be challenging, and I am unsure where Jackie O’Karma (“Vote for Paslay for 9-R school board,” Sept. 25-26) got her graduation rates for Durango School ...

Support reconciliation bill for climate’s sake

As climate disasters, economic inequity, and environmental injustice continue to plague communities across the country, it’s more important than ever for Congress to stay focused and get the...

Bad trip saved by friendly ambassador

The three of us made a trip to Durango last week. We made reservations in June with the Durango Downtown Inn for three rooms for two nights. The total cost was over $900 paid in advance, sim...

9-R school board is censoring free speech

The current Durango School District 9-R board has stooped to a new low. They were discussing banning community members from communicating to the board during the Sept. 28 public board meetin...

The train is loud and hasn’t paid for fire

I know there are many Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge train lovers in town, and I am not one of them. It’s not only the hordes of tourists it attracts year round (there’s not even a shoulde...

Paslay, Hill, Gulec will build Durango’s future

We know that strong schools build strong communities. This last year has been more than challenging. It has eroded trust on almost all levels in our community. Now it’s time, in particular, ...

Resident tired of talking to answering machines

Is anybody else getting tired of talking to answering machines? It seems like our public service sector jobs all went to working from home during COVID-19 but never returned to the office. I...

Gulec, Hill and Paslay for 9-R school board

Durango School District 9-R needs help and fast. The Nov. 2 school board election will give Durango the best opportunity to reverse a decade of declining math and reading proficiency scores...

Cutting down mature trees is disturbing

I'm not a Durango local. My husband and I are here for two months, working remotely, renting a VRBO and enjoying this amazing town. With so much emphasis on wilderness and open, green space...

Pathway to citizenship is good for Colorado

After a year of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, Colorado’s tourism industry was back in business this summer. Pent-up demand is bringing thousands of people to our state who want to see and ...

Vote for Gulec, Hill and Paslay for school board

I wanted to write to support Donna Gulec, Dean Hill and Kristina Paslay who are running for Durango School District 9-R board. These candidates believe in parental involvement, complete tran...
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