Opinion

Transfering Ag lands to the next generation

Farmers and ranchers face a long-term challenge: how to retire. Monetizing a farm or ranch often involves difficult choices: to divide land into parcels for development or to hope for a...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Keep the debate over new LUC local

Some people in La Plata County have welcomed the ultimate Trojan Horse – in the form of Americans For Prosperity, a Koch brothers-funded group that started a local chapter here in La Plata County. ...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Is La Plata County a victim in recall?

Is La Plata County a victim of misguided democracy? The proposed recall for La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt says yes. Since being elected into office twice by La Plata residents,...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Recall would remove threat to landowners

Gwen Lachelt recently stated that the $60,000 cost of a recall election is not proper. This is the same person who authorized nearly $300,000 for a study that led the county commissioners to...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Effort to recall Gwen Lachelt misguided

I am concerned about the misguided effort to recall County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt. Gwen was re-elected in 2016 for a four-year term. She has an excellent attendance record at 91 percent of...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Isn’t Tri-State a special interest as well?

The term “special interest” is being hurled around a lot in our local energy debate. The most interesting use of the phrase that I’ve heard has been in the argument against creating a Long-Term...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

First property tax payment due on Feb. 28

Feb. 28 is the first property tax payment deadline. All owners should have received a notice by now. If you have not, please call us and we will send you another one. This notice is for your...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Do not sign to recall extraordinary voice

Decline to sign the circulating petitions for unfounded efforts to recall Commissioner Gwen Lachelt. The effort is backed by dangerous influence of strangers – “Americans For Prosperity (backed by...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Do not discard climate change evidence

Yikes, where has all the snow gone? We haven’t had a snowless winter like this since 2002, a year remembered for huge fires and water shortages. I am not an alarmist, but we really all need to...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

The involvement of ‘big brothers’ ironic

It is certainly ironic that those who would be most suspicious of “big brother” (as the term applies to central government) would invite “big brothers” (the Koch brothers) into our local affairs. ...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Volunteer to protect our public lands

We applaud The Durango Herald’s editorial board for their piece “O.R. in CO: Welcoming the Outdoor Retailer Show to Colorado provides a cautionary tale,” published Jan 27. The editorial...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Actions fit the definition of harassment

Every woman has known men like Dave Peters, one of the people behind the recall petition effort to hound Commissioner Gwen Lachelt from office (Herald, Jan. 26). When an individual from the...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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