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Integrity, responsibility have gone missing

Mr. Orr (Herald, letters, Dec. 15) might consider doing research on the systematic weakening of our justice system in the last 30 years, or the war against our law enforcement. Perhaps the m...

How many more innocent people need to die?

Shame on those elected officials who refuse to act on gun violence! Sadly, the scenario is all too familiar: another senseless killing spree, condolences expressed and inaction on the measu...

Learn the facts about Trump

Tom Williamson (Journal, letters, Dec. 15) confirms true ignorance of the facts regarding Trump. Compare accomplishments between Biden and Trump. Would you rather make “America Great Again” ...

Our country does not need more guns

I remember the afternoon of April 20, 1999, quite well. School had been dismissed at Escalante Middle School, and I was in my classroom when a colleague came in and told me I had to turn on ...

Story about city budget was not balanced

The first paragraph of the front-page story “Projects pack 2022 budget” (Herald, Dec. 8) rightly states that, after months of scrutinizing the proposed financial plan, the City Council voted...

A new idea for a convention center

Several years ago there were several articles in the Herald with proposals for building a Durango Convention Center – all extensive – all very pricey. Not surprisingly they didn’t generate a...

Thank you to staff, nurses, physicians at Mercy

Thank you staff, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and physicians of Mercy Hospital! Durangoans for Improved Health Care – an organization initially comprised of retired Dur...

Abortion a necessary element of health care

In the early 1980s, I was a nurse practitioner at a women’s clinic that provided abortions. Two women who came to the clinic have remained in my mind as a testament to why this service is a ...

Scouting needed now more than ever

The Great Southwest Council of Northern New Mexico and the Four Corners is excited about the future of Scouting. Scouting is alive and needed now more than ever by America’s youths. A study ...

Boebert is Colorado’s biggest embarrassment

It hasn’t taken long for “Representative” Lauren Boebert to start being referred to as trash from both sides of the aisle, and deservedly so. Nobody ever answers the phone at her Durango of...

Durango needs more bus routes

I’m a daily bus rider, and here are my thoughts: We need more routes and in more places. COVID-19 didn’t impact other areas with public transportation cutting. But Durango has randomly and ...

Weary of Boebert’s divisive rhetoric

As an independent voter, I follow the publications of whomever is elected for my district/state. After receiving her latest email this morning, I admit Lauren Boebert has shocked me again. ...
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