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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. ...

32nd Street cottonwood is not old, historic

Although I recognize the loss, the cottonwood tree at 32nd Street is neither old nor historic. I grew up in the neighborhood and watched the construction of the current bridge in the 1970s. ...

Remembering FLC alumni activist Annabel Stickle

It was my good fortune to have been mentored by a group of women who worked at Fort Lewis College. I often called them “the gatekeepers,” as they supported faculty, staff and students throug...

9-R made big mistake in deal with fire district

The biggest mistake in Durango’s recent history took place Tuesday. The 9-R School Board voted unanimously to sell the Administration Building to the Durango Fire District. The decision is s...

Community garden enriches family’s life

The Riverview garden (Ohama Kuleana Communityh Garden) enriches my life and my children’s lives. We walk there a few nights a week, frolic in the sunflowers, taste the herbs, and pick the st...

Student appreciates Ohana Kuleana garden

I have been a student at Riverview Elementary School since kindergarten. And the school garden (Ohana Kuleana Community Garden) has been a part of my experience for a long time. I have lea...

Benefits of garden are beyond measure

I want to dispel the the myth that the Ohana Kuleana Community Garden serves a narrow band of community members. As a teacher at Riverview Elementary School, I have worked with over a thous...

Afghan women need support as Taliban takes over again

Anyone who in the past five years has bought an RBG poster or wore an “I'm with her” shirt or supported the #Metoo movement or gave more than two thoughts to the plight of women needs to st...

Smedley takes stand on funding Brewfest

I want to take a moment to recognize and thank Mike Smedley of Bank of the San Juans. This year, San Juan Brewfest will be mandating “proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or proof of a negativ...

Boebert cares only about gun rights

Somewhere God said, “Let there be guns,” and Lauren Boebert is for being able to carry her gun into the House chamber. That’s all she’s for. However, one of the many things she is against is...

Keep Buckley Park for the people

What is the city and 9R thinking? Buckley Park is the gem of downtown. To sell the Buckley Park parcel and see it become another hotel (we already have too many) or condo unit is unthinkable...
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