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Letter: Don’t trust COVID-19 vaccines? Research their development

Deni Blaisch wrote (April 16, “Don’t be a health follower”) about not blindly being a health follower, and stated, “Research and educate yourself.” I suggest Deni follow that advice by reading...

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

Letter: Here’s an inventory of Rim Drive trash

Recent letters have discussed the misuse and abuse of the overlooks on Rim Drive. One (March 31, “Drug sales, use at Rim Drive parking lot must stop”) condemned the activities apparently occurring...

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

Letter: Why didn’t county review train’s increased activity in Rockwood?

Google search a little history of the Rio Grande Southern Railroad. The Durango narrow gauge never used Rockwood station other than as a coal stop or turning wye and maintenance. The town of...

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

Letter: Don’t be a health follower

I remember being a health follower, blindly following vaccine mandates without questioning. Our Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gave me affordable vaccines completely risk-free, an easy...

DATE: April 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Support victims of child sexual abuse

On behalf of Durango’s sexual assault survivors, Sexual Assault Services Organization (SASO) must thank our state legislators who voted “yes” on Senate Bill 73 to eliminate the civil statute of...

DATE: April 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Join our Zoom to talk about FOCUS 2021 topics

If you are interested in talking about issues of importance to Durango that we’ve been discussing in the FOCUS 2021 series, please join our regular monthly Zoom conversations. Join us at noon...

DATE: April 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: We should take responsibility for our health

What if “we, the people” were in charge of our own personal and collective lives? What if when falling ill we would confine ourselves as we know to do even with a cold? What if while we are...

DATE: April 14, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Writer doesn’t want to hear that whistle blow

Hi, I’ve been following the debacle known as the fire-starting, loud, polluting train with sympathy. I know the Durango train has its following and its fans but many of us are not them. I’ve been...

DATE: April 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Train is part of Durango’s, nation’s history

In response to Jessica Cox’s letter in the Friday edition of the Herald, I find that I must once again defend the train. I love the train! I get chills when I hear her bells and whistles. The sound...

DATE: April 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Losing tolerance for Durango ‘slumlords’

I understand the simple economics of supply and demand at play in our current housing market. My soapbox is tall and I could go on for days about what it feels like to be a local pushed out in the...

DATE: April 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Say ‘Yes’ to organ donation, save lives

Less than one year into my grandson Liam’s life, our family’s world was flipped upside down when we learned that he had an enlarged heart and congestive heart failure. His only hope for survival...

DATE: April 10, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Plastics pollute the oceans

My name is Raya Halonen and I’m a fifth-grade student who goes to Riverview Elementary. I’m writing to you about a concern I have. The ocean needs help. Plastic is polluting it and I’d like you/me...

DATE: April 10, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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