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‘Voting against bill, taking credit deceitful’

How typical to see U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert’s misleading claim that she “passed nine important provisions” to benefit 3rd Congressional District constituents in the recent 2023 Appropriation...

Tips for the malcontents

Regarding e-bikes and other dire issues of contention, life doesn't have to be so hard. Don't like e-bikes: Don't ride one.Think of the money you will save. Don't like Democrats/Republicans....

Boebert wrong on church, state

Our U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert recently said, “The church is supposed to direct the government. The government is not supposed to direct the church. That is not how our Founding Fathers intend...

‘Replace the embarrassing Boebert’

As a longtime atheist I have, nonetheless, become inured to the never-ending exhortations of deities to bless the United States, the troops, victims of tragedy, etc., from the mouths of pres...

Don’t like train whistle? Move

I believe I have the perfect solution for the half-dozen folks in Durango who don’t like the sound of the train whistle. Farmington, Aztec, Bloomfield, Cortez and Bayfield don’t have trains....

‘Sound minds’ could come to rescue

With former President Trump not taking a desperate second presidential term, without the illegal expected help from former Vice President Mike Pence, on the Jan. 6 insurrection, the move bac...

Next Steps ‘plan like runaway train’

I'd like to clarify some misconceptions. Many businesses oppose the Next Steps plan not because they’re afraid of change, but because there was no real consideration of how the construction ...

‘Seismic political rumblings alarming’

History in the making seems to be a matter of lulls and big events with undercurrents flowing all the time. In some ways, it’s like geology, where forces are at work but are not noticeable e...

‘Wouldn't get far by pedaling alone’

I have a Rad Rover 6 Plus e-bike. This bike has seven gears, five levels of assist, 20 mph electric only full speed and a 40-mile range on battery. The cost for a full charge, using LPEA rat...

Climate change key for voter

Thank you Senators Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper for your support of the Inflation Reduction Act. As noted by The Durango Herald, in the story headlined “State Senators hope for actio...

Without e-bike, ‘couldn't ride’

In response to a letter on Aug. 3, the writer should be aware that if not for e-bikes, some people wouldn't be able to ride at all. I have an auto-immune disease that weakens my peripheral m...

Visitor ‘appalled’ by Cortez Cemetery

The primary purpose of my recent visit to Cortez was to spend time at the cemetery, placing flowers on the graves of parents, uncles and grandparents. I was appalled by the general condition...
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