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Hunting deaths are not accidents but negligence

The recent death of a bowhunter in Dolores County is a travesty and was completely avoidable. One of the basic tenets of gun ownership and hunter education is “know your target and beyond.” ...

Election denier is ‘name-calling’

One of the telling things about the 2020 election is that there were a number of irregularities, rules were illegally changed to allow mail-in voting and various other issues. Even leftist s...

Camp not ‘a public good’

A public good is a product or service that benefits most of society. Examples are national defense, roads, schools and public lands. Most Americans are willing to pay taxes to obtain these ...

On voting: ‘Something smells fishy’

Has your vote been counted yet? Mine hasn’t . . . yet. “Colorado law requires us to compare the signature on your return envelope with the signatures in your voter registration record in ord...

Vision for CIT not yet ‘reality’

I read with interest a letter in The Journal on June 22. While I agree with some sentiments, the vision that the St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, and the Justice and Peace Consortium may have ...

Basic needs must be met first

The recent editorial “Homelessness not always about housing” opens a long-needed conversation. The city and county both approved the 2020 Durango-La Plata County Strategic Plan on Homelessne...

‘Opposed to being manipulated’ on O’Dea

I again wish that we in Durango could easily get Colorado news and not New Mexico's because I am afraid that we are under informed on the U.S. Senate primary race between Joe O'Dea and Ron H...

‘I support county closing camp’

After reading the umpteenth article on the Purple Cliffs homeless camp, I decided to go take another look for myself. Quite frankly, it's disgusting. The place is a filthy mess with trash s...

‘Go to Ukraine’ before gun purchase

I support the Second Amendment but super efficient mass killing instruments like the AR-15 and AK-47 should be regulated. Anyone who wants to purchase one should be required to use it for go...

Vote for Coram, Anderson

After many years as a Republican, I changed to an unaffiliated registration. As an unaffiliated voter we can vote in either the Republican or Democratic primary. I challenge all voters to vo...

‘Risking life to cross street’

A longtime resident of the county, I recently moved into city limits. One of the perks, I thought, was parking my car and becoming more of a pedestrian. I didn’t realize that in Durango that...

‘Boebert good’ for CD-3

Lauren Boebert is good for the 3rd Congressional District and the United States. The Democrats have nothing to offer. Their policies are a disaster. Open borders: Since President Biden took ...
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