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On health care, the choice is truly yours

Is anyone in your family a) on a prescription medication? b) had a past illness or surgery? c) female? There are a lot more “pre-existing conditions” than you’d think. You can thank your...

DATE: May 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

‘Poem’ should not have been published

I was appalled to read the “poem” written by Berit Palmer (Herald, March 27). This poem, which was riddled with false accusations and incompetent judgments toward the first lady of our country, is...

DATE: May 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Tipton’s vote will be remembered in 2018

Our congressional representative Scott Tipton voted to enact TrumpCare and repeal ObamaCare. Pundits said many representatives voted for the bill for fear of having a well-funded primary election...

DATE: May 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Tipton needs to show honor and courage

Voting for Congressman Scott Tipton was an easy decision. However, his lack of a strong voice against the current president and his administration’s illegal actions is noteworthy. We all thought...

DATE: May 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Once upon at time, there was water

Once upon a time, there was a ditch with large cottonwood trees that traversed my property on County Road 225, where I have lived since 1978. Now there are no trees, noxious weeds and a 5-feet...

DATE: May 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

All people deserve first-class insurance

I’m sad, appalled and outraged that Rep. Scott Tipton would vote for what amounts to a sick tax on people like me who are cancer survivors; and worse, even for children. One Republican congressman...

DATE: May 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Help is available for senior citizens

We are very lucky to live in La Plata County where we have a quality of life experience not available to many others. Unfortunately, it comes with a high price tag. For many senior citizens, it’s...

DATE: May 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Congratulations to DHS class of 2017

You are taking your place among over one hundred other classes that have graduated from our high school. You have and will continue to have astute advice given to you by very wise people, much...

DATE: May 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Take time to honor those who earned it

Memorial Day is Monday. For one hour leave your spring cleaning, spring planting, discount shopping, picnic fixings, baseball mitt, suntan lotion, bicycle races, vintage autos, dog walking,...

DATE: May 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Fill Lake Nighthorse with sounds of joy

Why are we having still more hearings and petitions about Lake Nighthorse? The reason there is a boat ramp at Lake Nighthorse is because it has already been decided to allow boats on the lake. And...

DATE: May 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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Panhandling not a problem for our visit

I recently read an article about the panhandling in Durango (Herald, May 17) and was almost tempted to cancel my plans to visit. Glad I did not. My husband and I had a fabulous time visiting...

DATE: May 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Fentanyl raises risks for heroin addicts

Those with loved ones who are using opiates or heroin have a new risk. Drug dealers across the United States have begun to mix drugs with an extremely powerful and dangerous drug known as Fentanyl....

DATE: May 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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