I found the story about Patti O’Brien’s termination from DATO (Herald, Dec. 31) to be extremely insulting and unnecessary to print on the front page when you have no information about the cause of her termination. I find this to be borderline, if not completely, slanderous. What was the point? I hope she sues your pants off! This is completely unacceptable, especially because we live in such a small town where everyone knows everyone, and The Durango Herald is not privy to any of the facts surrounding this termination.
I happen to know Patti to be a woman of utmost integrity (Something the Herald and some of our community officials should learn), who has a natural ability to take pride in everything she sets out to accomplish. In reality, she is a huge asset to Durango – if only the powers that think they be would recognize this. She truly cares about the growth and well-being of our community and has gone above and beyond the call of duty to perform her job. Get it together, Herald. You ought to be ashamed of yourselves!