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‘American-born Palestinian good trouble, peacemaker’

I’m pretty sure it was “blessed are the peacemakers” long before it was God bless America. Yet, for this American-born Palestinian, I am blessed that the Western Slope raised me to be both g...

‘All think we are on good side’

A letter to the editor in February had the following comment about flying American and Trump flags together: “Therefore, any expression of support for that person is not a patriot and does n...

‘Designate Dolores Canyons National Monument’

As someone deeply invested in our local outdoor recreation community through my retail business, I wholeheartedly support the proposed Dolores Canyons National Monument. This is not just a b...

$60B ‘chump change’ with Putin war

First, I must applaud a Durango letter writer for her well-written contribution, suggesting $60 billion in Department of Defense funding go toward aid for Ukraine. It is irrefutable, Russian...

‘GOP plans no different than Iran’s Sharia law’

On Feb. 6, in Owasso, Oklahoma, a 16-year-old nonbinary, sophomore was beaten by a gang of girls in a school bathroom and died the next day. Who is to blame? The girls? Yes. The Oklahoma edu...

‘Total disregard for foundational principles’

Having been a member of this community for more than 50 years, and having taught multiple generations (middle school, high school, college) for 43 years, I feel certain that my friends, acqu...

‘Pushed by Council. Follow the money’

A whopping addition of 149 condos, townhouses, apartments plus businesses and a park on a small section in an already congested area, is impractical, unrealistic and unforgivable, putting a ...

‘Wind, wakes the common problem’

In response to an editorial on Feb. 23, citing reasons to further reduce power boat times, some statements were misleading. Comparing Lake Nighthorse usage figures, from Durango Parks and R...

‘Opens door for Council to silence us’

City Council is creating policy that would prevent future resolutions regarding “religious or international politics.” Because it’s internal policy, Council members could pass it without tak...

‘Sad, tragic story shouldn’t happen’

The other night walking down Main Avenue, I came across “Joe.” We had chatted numerous times in the past. Joe, an older guy with significant back problems, walks with great difficulty. Sitti...

DHS’ Green Team ‘pressed on’

An important acknowledgement was left out of a news story on Feb. 14 in The Durango Herald – Durango High School’s student-led Green Team. The article featured the decision of 9-R’s school b...

‘Bicyclists not considered in traffic studies’

Bicyclists beware, you are not being considered in county traffic studies. I write as a resident of Hermosa, specifically about the study submitted to the Planning Department for Roberts Res...
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