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Letters to the Editor

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DATE: April 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Commercial wood use helps reduce wildfire threat

Residence and forest products businesses can be excited about the efforts taking place in Southwest Colorado addressing our wildfire threat and community protection. The degree of consensus and...

DATE: April 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: It’s past time for “the Chief” to go

I read the articulate opinion written by Trennie Burch Collins pertaining to “the Chief” sign/”artwork” still being displayed in downtown Durango, and I agree wholeheartedly that it is past time...

DATE: April 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Support state, local bans on plastic bags

Plastic bags pollute our city. Lightweight and easily airborne, they tumble into the Animas River, get caught in trees and litter our trails. Plastic degrades into tiny particles that contaminate...

DATE: April 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: New partnerships help reduce wildfire threat

As executive director of Wildfire Adapted Partnership (formerly FireWise of Southwest Colorado), a local nonprofit working to protect lives and property from wildfire, I am gratified to see the new...

DATE: April 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Herald should stop running COVID-19 statistics

Here’s an idea – how about if the Herald quits beating us about the face and head with the daily COVID-19 stats? After more than a year of seeing these every day, day after day, it’s gotten pretty...

DATE: April 22, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: ‘Love Train’ should return to Durango

Rockwood Estates and Village at Rockwood, along with residents of Rockwood, hosted a meeting on April 2 to try to resolve some of the train issues. The train responded by attending the meeting...

DATE: April 22, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Be civilized, ‘love thy neighbor’

Our president was on TV for three minutes recently, after talking on the phone with the George Floyd family. Both requested no violence after the verdict. Numerous boarded-up cities are bracing...

DATE: April 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: More wildlife crossings will pay off

As a conservation biologist for Rocky Mountain Wild, I have seen firsthand how wildlife highway crossing structures improve the safety of our roads for wildlife and humans alike. For the last five...

DATE: April 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Lake Nighthorse still privileges wake-makers

I must commend Parks and Recreation for holding Zoom meetings to engage the public to hear their suggestions for changes and improvements to the Lake Nighthorse experience. The meetings were well...

DATE: April 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Middle class, not homeless, need Durango’s urgent help

The recent editorial on homeless people misses the point. It does not particularly matter where the homeless came from. What matters is that we, the residents of Durango, are more focused on...

DATE: April 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Herald needs to put disclaimers on inaccurate letters

If the Herald is going to publish letters to the editor that contain completely inaccurate statements, the letters should also have a disclaimer attached that clarifies the statements and corrects...

DATE: April 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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Letters to the Editor are limited to 250 words. You will not be able to submit your letter in this form if you exceed this limit. Please include your full name, town or county of residence and a contact phone number. We edit letters for length and clarity and to eliminate libelous or tasteless material.

Opinion columns can be submitted to letters@nsr.durangoherald.com. They are published at the prerogative of the opinion editor and may be edited. Opinion columns should be 600-650 words and should be accompanied by a head shot of the author and a one-line pertinent biographical description. (For example, “John Doe is president of the nonprofit Kidz ’n’ Horses,” or “Jane Doe is a Durango City Councilor.”) Please also include your full name and contact phone number.

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