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Letter: Boebert uninformed, miseld constituents on bone marrow bill

As a bone marrow transplant recipient and the former chair of the National Marrow Donor Program board of directors, I was extremely dismayed to see Rep. Lauren Boebert vote against reauthorization...

DATE: May 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Support the $15 minimum wage

This letter recognizes the struggles with low-paying jobs and the factors of increasing unemployment and taxes. According to the Economic Policy Institute, “A majority (59%) of workers whose total...

DATE: May 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Keep up COVID-19 safety protocols

Summer is coming, but that doesn’t mean COVID-19 is leaving. As of April 25, data from the CDC states that only 28.5% of the United States population is fully vaccinated, with an extra 8% of...

DATE: May 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Cruz’s response to Biden speech shows he slept through it

Having listened to both Biden’s speech and Ted Cruz’s response, two things are overwhelmingly obvious. First, Cruz is one of the most want-to-be “Caucasian” Hispanics I have ever seen, and...

DATE: April 30, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Keep COVID-19 statistics front and center

In response to Paul Savin’s letter (online April 22, “Herald should stop running COVID-19 statistics”), I read the COVID-19 statistics on The Durango Herald home page daily. The statistics remind...

DATE: April 29, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Republicans are primary practitioners of voter suppression

Saying that both major political parties practice voter suppression (online April 21, “Jack Turner: Both political parties practice voter suppression”) is factually incorrect. Yes, gerrymandering...

DATE: April 29, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Zoom with the Herald Community on Friday!

Join Opinion Page Editor Hollis Walker and other Durangoans at noon Friday, April 30, to talk about Doing Business Better, one of our FOCUS 2021 topics. Email her at [email protected] for...

DATE: April 29, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Environmental cleanup needed

While waiting for the new levels of cash flow from a newly approved lodgers tax increase, I would suggest the city divert some of that expected revenue for environmental cleanup today....

DATE: April 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Democrats open to working with all comers

Jack Turner’s recent column equating Georgia’s new Jim Crow voting law to the challenges faced by unaffiliated candidates seeking office in Colorado is unfortunate. The Georgia law is a...

DATE: April 28, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Letter: She’s heard the train a comin’ for nearly 98 years

I have lived in Durango most of my life, I am now 98 years old. I have never heard so much complaining about our train. Folks, it’s been here longer than you or me. Also, it is a great asset to our...

DATE: April 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Supreme Court has corrupted vision of human life

It has come to pass that the Supreme Court of the United States is controlled by six people who are usually referred to as conservatives, though the defining feature of their characters is not...

DATE: April 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: ‘Beef. It’s what’s for dinner.’ Really.

“Joe Biden’s climate plan includes cutting 90% of red meat from our diets by 2030. They want to limit us to about four pounds a year. Why doesn’t Joe stay out of my kitchen?” So reads one of the...

DATE: April 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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