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Send your thoughts, memories of Sept. 11

A week from today will be the 20th anniversary of the deadly Sept. 11 attack on the United States by al-Qaida. Share your memories and reflections on how Sept. 11 has impacted your life in L...

An allegory for today

This ditty was circulating around business circles a number of decades ago. One might see some relevance to today. Outgoing and incoming CEOs of a rather large company were having their fina...

Balance needed in teaching about Columbus

It used to be we were all taught history with rose-colored glasses. We were only told about the best traits of the U.S. Founding Fathers. Now, we’ve gone to the opposite direction. Now, we c...

Inverted-U rack, good lock will keep bikes secured

A recent news story cited efforts of the Durango Police Department to combat bicycle theft by using so-called “bait bikes.” These bikes are left unlocked and outfitted with a GPS tracker, th...

Durango cyclists make us proud

I thank the sports editor for the recognition of of Christopher Blevins’ world championship win in the short track race at the UCI World Mountain Bike Championships in Val di Sole, Italy, la...

Natural gas can be dangerous at home

I grew up and learned to cook with a gas stovetop. When I later encountered an electric one I rejected the inherent time-lag. It never occurred to me that I was creating health risks! These ...

Why no Herald coverage of horrors in Afghanistan?

Thirteen courageous, dedicated service members were killed in Afghanistan and more than a hundred Afghan civilians, many of them women and children, were killed last week and not one word wa...

County needs to try new solutions to housing homeless people

There is a crisis in affordable housing that we all agree on. There are numerous unhoused, homeless, mentally ill people and addicts in our communities. No matter of all combined efforts, th...

Together, we can help stop suicide

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. This is a time for each of us to reach out to those around us and take steps to prevent suicide. The American Foundation for Suicide...

National carbon fee would aid in halting climate change

Mark Pearson outlined state and regional actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the fossil fuel sector (Aug. 21, “Opportunities abound for engagement on climate change”). It is enc...

Biden’s Afghan withdrawal sells the country ‘down the tubes’

Sadly, Joe Biden has not just sold some American citizens and thousands of loyal Afghans down the tubes, he has also sold the U.S. down the tubes. As a Navy veteran, I cannot believe that t...

Herald Community Zoom is Friday

Join Opinion Page Editor Hollis Walker for a community meeting on Zoom at noon Friday to discuss issues of importance to Durango. Email her for the link at hwalker@durangoherald.com. ...
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