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Parade homes need to be energy efficient

Over the past decades, natural disasters have increased in number and severity due to climate change. We need to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases emitted by the burning of fossil fuels ...

Hunting deaths are not accidents but negligence

The recent death of a bowhunter in Dolores County is a travesty and was completely avoidable. One of the basic tenets of gun ownership and hunter education is “know your target and beyond.” ...

Revoke permits on giant hotels

Thank you so much for Nicholas Johnson’s Sept 17, reporting (Herald, “Where are the hotels?”) on the ugly, unsightly, enormous hole in the ground across the street from Gazpacho’s restaurant...

Pregnancy not the same as COVID-19

In her letter comparing the Texas abortion bill to masks and vaccines (Sept. 8, “My body, my choice everywhere”), Rebecca York appears to be willfully ignorant. Whether or not she decides to...

Effort to save elder tree was commendable

I would like to commend everyone involved for their efforts in trying to save the elder cottonwood that, until this morning, stood regally along 32nd Street. As Julia Butterfly Hill stated m...

Avenge cottonwood tree by driving less

I am a big fan of trees; they are beautiful, they are home to all kinds of animals, their biological processes are mind blowing and they take in carbon dioxide and expel oxygen. The loss of ...

Neighbor not a fan of Tico Time’s noise

I know many of you have visited Tico Time. But before you decide to go again, I ask you to consider the effect it has on the residents of the community, many of whom have lived here for deca...

Chairlift better than an underpass

I’ve followed the upset over the removal of some beautiful, old trees to make way for the new underpass at 32nd Street. It’s a shame to remove those trees. But sometimes we have to replace s...

The Bible for whose culture exactly

The Religion section of last weekend's Durango Herald ran an article, rather uncritically, on the efforts of a Christian minister of mixed Ojibwa-Yaqui heritage, aiming to produce a new Engl...

Where is the anger over Jan. 6 insurrection?

On Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists attacked our country, destroying the Trade Towers and damaging the Pentagon. The result was our country declaring a war on terror and bombing and invading Afgha...

Design around Grandmother Cottonwood tree

Thank you for creating a path connecting 32nd Street to Oxbow. The intended benefits are good, encouraging biking as transportation and inviting engagement with the riparian corridor. I also...

A note about our editorials

Dear Herald readers, In the coming weeks, the space traditionally devoted to the newspaper’s editorial will include commentary by three Durangoans who will bring a wide breadth of interests ...
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