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Letter: Fifth-grader raises money for people who are homeless

I am a fifth grade student at Riverview Elementary School. For my community improvement project I decided to do homelessness. For me and 85% of the others others who took my survey, helping...

DATE: April 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Build radar station on Bridge Timber Mountain

Three notable topics were covered in The Durango Herald Weekend Edition, April 3-4: An increase in the lodgers tax and the vision to develop a world class bike park were supported by a...

DATE: April 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Bus service should get more funding, support for drivers

I want to give a great shout-out to our local bus service. I ran out of my house just as the bus was heading to my stop. I forgot my mask, but was able to pull up my T-shirt and show my bus pass....

DATE: April 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Ten-year-old proposes solution for hungry, homeless

Hello, I am Arthur Dillman, and I am 10. In class I have learned about an issue in our town that has existed for a while: homeless hunger. Many homeless people have mental and health problems and...

DATE: April 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Animal abusers should pay a heavy price

We are writing as fifth-grade students, inspired to help animals that are being abused or treated badly. It isn’t fair if humans have freedom but then deny giving it to animals. We totally agree...

DATE: April 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Durango Mesa Park will enhance business, town as a whole

I am writing to express my full and complete support for the newly proposed bicycle/multiuse facility to be located at Ewing Mesa, now

DATE: April 7, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Return train departures to downtown Durango

For anyone who participated in the April 2 meeting with the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad (D&SNGR) representatives, La Plata County Manager Chuck Stevens, Colorado Department of...

DATE: April 6, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Wildfire fund will help mitigate the inevitable

Thank you for your story about the Southwest Wildfire Impact Fund (SWIF) (March 25,”Durango, La Plata County look to new funding model for fire mitigation”). In 2020, Colorado broke its record for...

DATE: April 6, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Fifth-grader conducts survey about Toh-Atin sign

I’m Julia and I’m 10, writing as a fifth-grade student. I have recently been interested in the Toh-Atin statue downtown as a project we have done in school. I made a survey for school to take...

DATE: April 6, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Support media literacy bill for schools

Many of us learned to decipher media in much simpler times. We had a limited number of news outlets, most of which adhered to the same standards of reporting. Our teachers and librarians merely...

DATE: April 6, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Would you want the train in your neighborhood?

I have one question for officials Jeff Johnson and John Harper of Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad: How would they like it if their neighborhood was invaded by hundreds of speeding cars...

DATE: April 6, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Lodgers tax will equal ‘paradise lost’

We’re all for a lodgers tax, but be careful what you wish for. My husband and I moved to Durango recently from what used to be “paradise” on the Gulf coast of Florida, near some of the most...

DATE: April 6, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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