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Guns ‘cannot act on their own’

This is in response to a letter expressing concern about Big R advertising shotguns in a flyer that was in the newspaper and that “look like AR-15s.” The author decided that this is putting ...

‘Ascent is in high demand’

Ascent's charter application can be reviewed with the help of The Charter School Institute, Colorado's statewide charter authorizer, without 9-R having to relinquish any authority. CSI has r...

No 9-R funding for Ascent

I grew up in a community where there was a choice as to where you sent your child to school. There were several Catholic schools, a private school and the public school system. The options w...

‘What reassurance does a parent have?’

What plans do the Durango Police Department have in place for a school shooter situation? Will the DPD hold parents back as a lone gunman shreds a fourth grade classroom for 90 minutes as th...

Boebert ‘is the real deal’

I had the privilege of attending 3rd Congressional District Rep. Lauren Boebert’s recent debate against state Sen. Don Coram in Ignacio. WOW, right off the bat, it was evident that Boebert i...

‘Horse Gulch was our playground’

I have recently returned to Durango after some years away. My old way to town is blocked off. What happened to Horse Gulch? We had public motorcycle lands there and Grandview in the ancient ...

Epic railcar in need of repair

An epic historical piece of Southwestern and statewide significance is rotting away in front of the depot in Silverton! The D&SNG management refuses to make the necessary repairs on this co...

U.S. chooses guns over children

Let’s face it . . . we live in a country that cares more about its guns than its children; where the right to life includes a fetus, but not our schoolchildren; where the Second Amendment ha...

Speculative gas, oil leasing dangerous

Last week, Durango’s second fire of 2022 exploded on Bureau of Land Management land frighteningly close to town. Another 700-acre fire is still burning on our public lands near Pagosa Spring...

Dems, don’t vote in GOP primary

Some Democrats in the 3rd Congressional District have changed to unaffiliated as a method to vote against Lauren Boebert in the primary. I am a registered Democrat, I am absolutely opposed t...

Time now to become unaffiliated

The 3rd Congressional District needs to make a change this year. If you are drinking the Boebert Kool-Aid, you don't need to read further. Most of you have read numerous letters to The Duran...

Unaffiliated a declaration of independence

George Washington, in his farewell address at the end of his presidency said, “Let me now take a more comprehensive view, and warn you in the most solemn manner against the baneful effects o...
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