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Wise reintroduction plan should respect wolves, ranching

The recent wolf killing of a calf in Jackson County is both a hard loss for a ranching family and a reminder of the importance of Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s job in creating a wolf reintro...

Letter spread falsehoods about vaccines

I understand that the Herald feels it should publish all letters to the editor. But by printing Richard Podlesnik's letter (Dec. 31), the Herald is complicit in spreading disinformation conc...

Anti-vax letter carelessly printed by Herald

In his Dec. 31 letter, Richard Podlesnik spewed, with the acquiescence of The Durango Herald, a number of false and easily refuted lies about the COVID-19 vaccine. His source for this dubiou...

Durango airport must enforce mask use

I am writing to express my disappointment in the Durango-La Plata County Airport and its failure to support COVID-19-relevant public health measures. I am a Durango native who traveled home ...

Sentence too lenient in cyclist’s death

I am writing to express my fury with Judge William Herringer’s recent ruling in the death of Benjamin Sonntag. The defendant was sentenced to only three years in prison for the death of this...

Fire as integral to life as water

In response to “Conservation partners target 300,000 acres in Southwest Colorado” published in The Durango Herald (Dec. 24): The obvious: Fire is a natural component of ecosystems whereas lo...

9-R board not working for all residents of district

At the Nov. 30 Durango School District 9-R board meeting, an agenda item called “Public Suggested Vaccine Mandate” was discussed at 9:22 p.m. by directors Kristin Smith, Erika Brown, Andrea ...

Drivers must respect pedestrians at crosswalks

I also use the crosswalk that Joe Lewandowski wrote about in his recent letter to the editor (Herald, Dec. 11). I stand, waiting, while watching drivers proceed on their way, talking on thei...

Rebuild fire station where it is

Just wanted to remind Durango of how, in wanting to “save a buck,” they took up much of the beauty and available-for-recreation land for the “enhanced” sanitation structures at Santa Rita Pa...

Some doctors oppose vaccination for children

I fear for our children. Sixteen thousand medical doctors and scientists declare “that healthy children shall not be subject to forced vaccination.” (https://doctorsandscientistsdeclaration....

Rep. Boebert is a ‘pig in a poke’

It is unfortunate Gerry Cuca (letters, Herald, Dec. 24) continues to believe that Lauren Boebert has the best interest of the people in the 3rd Congressional District as primary in her posit...

Creative District supports discussion of Indigenous mascots

The Durango Creative District would like to take this opportunity to address our involvement with the “Community Conversation: Indigenous Mascots” event at the Durango Arts Center. Through t...
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