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‘Dig shelter underground, build roof’ for houseless

Recent news stories and letters continue to direct our city and county governments to take steps to provide shelter and dedicated camping spaces to neighbors in need. Even the politically hi...

‘Donate so we can look to seas with wonder’

Most of us can say we have heard of trash buildup in the ocean. However, fewer of us can say we have done something about it. The more we ignore the trash in our ocean, the worse it is going...

‘Leaning into misguided, excessive even-handedness’

I read the editorial on Secretary of State Jena Griswold on April 24, and was disappointed in your leaning into the misguided and excessive even-handedness tendency. It’s a media pitfall: th...

‘Will be in each others’ lives forever’

I was pleased to read the news story acknowledging the success of Big Brother Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado in our community for 40 years. I grew up in Cincinnati in the 1960s with a sin...

‘Overconsumption in Durango, sustainability’

My friend and I are in sixth grade at Mountain Middle School. We would like to reach out about overconsumption in Durango and also help the sustainability of our town. As you see, we would l...

Spring

Cherry, peach, apple, pear, and plum, all blossoms do they come, only to snow upon the ground, falling without a sound. The beauty of spring comes on slow sometimes too quick to go. Blossom’...

‘Article serves as example of taking responsibility’

On April 14, a letter to the editor made a request that The Durango Herald Opinion editor “get out in the community and provide insight on local issues” instead of printing what appears to b...

Rapid Rabid

We are becoming a rabid world Rabid, raging, lunatic, politicians Rapid raging fires, tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes and floods Rabid riots and racism Rabid viruses Rabies affecting the ...

‘Saddened The Hive losing its lease’

I was deeply saddened to read The Durango Herald’s news story about The Hive losing its lease downtown. Upon searching the company listed as the owner of the building, two results came up: o...

Going To Surgery

They rolled the gurney down the hall each thinking their own thoughts, immersed in their private fictions. I lay quietly watching the florescent ceiling wheel above believing all the while t...

‘Dolores Monument not my community’s wishes’

The West End of Montrose County is at the epicenter of the proposed Dolores River National Monument through Montrose County. We are a Colorado Just Transition Tier One Coal affected communit...

‘People are not the priority in Durango’

The decision by the seemingly non-local Main Avenue building owner the McLean Family LTD Partnership to leave The Hive without a space to operate shows – once again – that people are not the...
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