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Reusable bags a great gift

Are you still trying to figure out presents for your friends and family? Here's something that everyone in our state is going to need next year: reusable shopping bags! Yes, a new state law ...

‘Porch pirate’ package delivered

Last week, a nice young couple rang our doorbell and delivered a torn-open Fedex envelope that had important contents. The couple found our envelope, along with numerous scattered broken-ope...

Destroying environment to save it

This letter rebuts one on Sunday – online in The Journal and in print in The Durango Herald on the proposed solar installation in Hesperus. The truth about Primergy’s Hesperus Solar, whose 5...

Donation helped VFW’s mission

The Christmas season is a time for us to slow down and remember how blessed we are to live in this very special country. For nearly 250 years, our country has counted on the promise made by ...

Lots, ball fields for pickleball

I hope that the Durango city government can think of a better use of $35,000 for sound barriers and $300,000 additional funds for site improvements for the latest fad sport of pickleball. I ...

‘Nonprofits inspired me’ to give

The main reason I still want to live in Durango is the generous spirit from parents who work two to three jobs (same jobs I had in the 1980s to early 2000s), and donate $35 to a pool helping...

STOP Hesperus Solar’s claims disputed

Recently, Primergy has offered to build a 155 MWac solar array project on unused land to the south of the community of Hesperus. A Stop Hesperus Solar group of local residents has initiated ...

We the People ‘says it all’

The Supreme Court is currently hearing a case where North Carolina legislators are asking the court to grant them unfettered power to set rules for voting and elections, without state consti...

Greatest gift of all: an organ

In this season of giving (and receiving), I invite everyone to consider one way that we can all help make America great. As we stand in lengthy lines at checkouts, let's reflect on the great...

Fairgrounds, tiny homes for unhoused

The homeless problem is very complicated and many contrasting opinions about it have been expressed in The Durango Herald. I am among those who do not wish to find someone sleeping on my por...

Class costs too much for senior

Being a senior, I have been attending classes at the La Plata County Senior Center for six years now. I was happy to pay for my exercise class, $4 per class. Okay, that’s an expense I can ac...

Dispute ‘ain’t about buffalo genitalia’

Chip Thomas, a.k.a. Jetsonorama, is a doctor, artist and member of the Justseeds Artists Cooperative, which is “for like-minded, socially engaged artists.” I suspect that Monte Park LLC, a.k...
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