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Puzzled by offsets


I’m puzzled by the “Thumbs Up” to the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad congratulating them for going “100 percent green.” The train still spews 100 percent black coal smoke over my neighborhood daily.

– Louise Teal, via e-mail

A true asset

Dear Editors,

I wanted to express to you my thanks for several recent postings in theTelegraph. First, as director of Animas River Days, I want to say thanks for your support of the event as we built up to our 28th year. Your reporting on the event, and river issues overall, has helped us draw attention to what this river adds to the Durango community.

Secondly, I want to thank you for your article on Kathy Fritch. She embodied the concept of exploring the outdoors in a manner that encouraged self reliance. She was a true asset to the Four Corners, and she will be missed.

– Sincerely, Aaron Kimple, director, Animas Riverkeepers

Ongoing extremes

Dear Editors,

Here are four ongoing extremes, “Real Dow & Real Homes & Personal Saving & Debt Burden” at http://homepage.mac.com/ttsmyf/RD_RJShomes_PSav.html which are kept well-away from the people’s attention.

Q: Why are they not apparent?

A: The Establishment: These truths are bad for business.

Q: But how about the people?

A: The Establishment: F... the people.

– Ed Hamilton, Durango


In this week's issue...

January 25, 2024
Bagging it

State plastic bag ban is in full effect, but enforcement varies

January 26, 2024
Paper chase

The Sneer is back – and no we’re not talking about Billy Idol’s comeback tour.

January 11, 2024
High and dry

New state climate report projects continued warming, declining streamflows