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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...

‘Over 37 years, same parking issue’

The question of a parking garage addressed in The Durango Herald's Sunday paper verifies discussions regarding parking congestion in the downtown area for at least 37 years. The answer to th...

No utility scale solar in Hesperus

Utility scale solar is the most economically efficient and equitable way to do solar generation, but Hesperus is not the appropriate location. The appropriate location is where fossil fuel-b...

Keep murals ‘at any cost!’

As a homeowner who lives just yards from these beautiful murals, I say keep them at any cost! Give Jury Krajack his letter of apology and get on with it. He can be concerned about murals of ...

‘Tipping is a social function’

In reply to the editorial on Wednesday, “No-service tipping tough to negotiate,” I have this response. First, at full-service places, we tip about 20%, if product and service is at least de...

‘First step to full-time overnight shelter’

Anyone who has lived here for more than 15 minutes knows that city and county elected officials can’t get along. But this latest antagonism between the two over funding a volunteer-managed w...

Don’t ‘dismiss all as NIMBYs’

Most who live in our diverse community want to just return home at the end of the day and feel safe in our own sanctuaries. The unhoused do not have that privilege, often because of events o...

Let Space Force operate trains

A rail strike is possible and the result threatens our economy, along with national security. The union members want sick leave and management does not. Our government should utilize eminent...

Boebert: ‘Will she listen?’

So Lauren Boebert rode a flood of outside money to achieve a 0.16% margin of victory in a heavily Republican district. Hardly a vote of confidence. How will she spend the two more years in o...

Warming shelter ‘positive step forward’

The establishment of the new warming center in the heart of our community is a positive step forward in providing for the neediest among us, in and around Durango. I applaud La Plata County ...

‘Recommission artwork’ along property line

I have a practical solution to the controversy surrounding the bison mural in Mancos. Crowdsource funding for a new wall along the property line directly in front of that guy’s ugly building...
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