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‘Doubt majority negatively affected’ by train whistle

Re letter on Wednesday about the train whistle. First of all, the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is the historic cornerstone of Durango. Durango businesses, such as stores and r...

Biden ‘horrible for retirement funds’

The Thrift Savings Plan demonstrates the destruction of our economy. This quarter, all funds, except the G Fund, are losing by an average of -16.37%. Horrible for retirement funds. To apprec...

‘Language police,’ homeless and unhoused

Since the Language Police have made it illegal to use the word “homeless” and replaced it with “unhoused,” why do you use the term “homelessness?” You repeatedly use the term “homelessness” ...

No charge in ‘terminate presidency’ tweet?

Why hasn’t Boebert been charged for tweeting, ”We need to terminate this presidency.” Isn’t she asking someone to shoot President Biden? John Hopkins Durango ...

Main Avenue survey ‘manipulation’

Do you remember when your grade-school teachers wanted you to feel like you were part of a decision? They came up with a few things they wanted you to do and let you vote, but they wouldn’t ...

‘Lay off’ the train whistle

I noted that the county turned off the clock chimes downtown this summer (boo!) in response to a few complaints. It is too bad nothing is being done to address the most intrusive and disrup...

‘Leave it alone’ a design choice

Not that many years ago, the city had plans to repair downtown sidewalks. Somebody in city management decided that before the sidewalk repair work was to begin, the city needed to hire a Mid...

How did fires start around Durango?

Durango Fire Protection District, Durango City Council, La Plata County, Bureau of Land Management, San Juan National Forest officials: Please, you are obligated to let the residents of Dura...

‘Pay (accordingly) for international educators’

RE: The editorial on Wednesday, “International teachers good hires.” Both my wife and I are retired international educators. We earned our degrees, a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree, i...

Spend lodgers tax on parking garage

I actually live outside of Durango city limits. My wife and I buy “stuff” in Durango and frequent the restaurants in town. Why not spend the extra funds from the lodgers tax on a parking gar...

‘Patriots’ sold out country cheaply

I have strived to understand the continued attachment of many conservatives to the gifted demagogue former President Donald Trump and his election lie by talking to Trump supporters. The sec...

Take on Democratic Party logic, agenda

My take on Democratic Party logic. Shut down the timber industry in the Northwest to protect the nesting spotted owl. Stop pipeline construction in the Midwest to protect the nesting greater...
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