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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. ...

Respect crosswalks, safety of pedestrians

A woman wanted to run me over on Monday. Apparently, she didn’t like that I was walking and using a crosswalk on Florida Road that is designated specifically for pedestrians. She had plenty ...

City must solve snowplow problem

I hope our new city manager will not tolerate the incessant whining of his staff and require active problem-solving, instead. I am referring to Street Superintendent Mike Somsen’s complaini...

County causing business owners headaches

I just read the article "Bar and county clash" (Herald, Dec. 4). Once again the county officials are causing headaches for business owners. The owner of the Nugget Mountain Bar had to go to...

Join war on COVID-19, get vaccinated

The United States and the rest of the world are currently engaged in a war with COVID-19. Although we have won some battles with the disease, we are facing yet another battle with the omicro...

LWV denounces anti-Muslim rhetoric

The League of Women Voters of Colorado and Minnesota stand together to denounce the latest anti-Muslim hate and racist vitriol being expressed among our elected officials. Rep. Lauren Boeber...

Boebert should consider common good

Listening to a recent episode of “The Engines of Our Ingenuity,” author Andrew Boyd gave a historical look at our coinage in the U.S. and how it represents our culture. He wrote: “Liberty. ...

Gallery did not cancel event

In the article regarding a panel discussion on Indigenous mascots, ​the reporter did a thorough job of presenting all the history and various pieces of the puzzle, except it would have been ...

2 possible locations for pickleball courts

Durango is known as a outdoor, active and engaged community, and as such, it is a shame that one of the fastest growing sports worldwide is not a part of that. I am referring to the game of ...

Mercy provided excellent care

I recently had a hip replacement at Mercy Regional Medical Center. I cannot say enough good things about my surgeon, Dr. Paige Mallett, and the wonderful, caring staff. As everyone knows, t...

Dixie Melton exemplifies quality health care

The COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult for Southwest Colorado, and our health care providers deserve our gratitude and continued high regard for their hard work, ingenuity and perseverance...
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