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CPW ‘must do better’ on wolves

I would like to believe that Colorado Parks and Wildlife is an honest broker in the wolf reintroduction plan, but evidence keeps suggesting it is not doing all it can to counter misinformati...

‘Proud of fair, peaceful elections’

The one thing that should be noted in the wake of the midterm elections is how candidates accepted losing. Generally speaking, they accepted it in the traditional way: civilly. There was som...

Overindulgence means ‘gallstone season’

Finally, a great report (“How to avoid burning down the house or ending up in the ER on Thanksgiving,” Nov. 18 in The Durango Herald) on the dangers of too much food and alcohol at Thanksgiv...

Leave ‘genuine downtown’ as is

The City of Durango seems intent on killing the gold-laying goose with its plans to “redevelop” downtown into a suburban California shopping mall. Do these folks not realize why tourists fal...

Can La Plata County secede from CD3?

In case you missed it, the Texas GOP platform contains at least one interesting section. No. 33: State Sovereignty: “Texas retains the right to secede from the United States, and the Texas L...

‘Spend money on gosh-darn parking solution’

I just took The Durango Herald poll. “Do you support the city of Durango's effort to seek engineering plans and possibly a major development of downtown?” I voted “no,” and when I did, there...

Frisch 'identifying’ as congressman

Adam Frisch is identifying as a congressman, attending new congressmen orientation. Will he identify as recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize? As the first Jewish pope? Maurice Emmer ...

See mag chloride? Slow down

A lot of us in the county lands are dialed into what mag chloride is – it’s a glue that will temporarily keep the dust under control. This is to clue in the, hopefully, few ignorant souls th...

‘Without discipline, any society will fail’

The Durango Herald is correct that there are many causes for homelessness, but an increasingly permissive society is one of the root causes. It's easy to say that many of the homeless ha...

Plastic bags letter ‘deserves rebuttal’

Although part of me doesn't want to “honor” a recent, sanctimonious letter to the editor with the headline “Useless drivel, petty piety,” with any acknowledgment whatsoever, ultimately, I fe...

‘Gladly pay 5 cents’ for stronger bag

I recently returned from Oregon, where for 5 (5!) cents you can get a heavy duty grocery bag that advertises 125-plus uses before recycling. I would gladly pay 5 cents or more for a bag that...

‘Marie Curie’ compelling, engaging

I just attended the performance of “The Half-Life of Marie Curie” by the Merely Players. The two-person cast of Maureen May as Sarah Choszczyk and Hertha Ayrton as Marie Curie was simply mag...
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