Opinion

What’s happened to the LPEA elections?

What has happened with the La Plata Electric Association elections? This year’s elections have taken on a new low. How important is winning? I have had my candidate post cards removed from...

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

E-bikes not dangerous on the river trail

As a recent transplant from the San Francisco Bay Area to Bayfield, and an e-bike aficionado, I’ve read with interest about ongoing controversy with respect to allowing e-bikes on the Animas River...

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

Michael Bell is well qualified for LPEA

In the 42 years Michael Bell has lived in Durango, he started and ran a successful business, served often – as chairman – on numerous city and county boards, and has dedicated his time and energy...

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

Film commemorates Armenian genocide

April 24 is the 101 year commemoration of the Armenian genocide at the hands of the Turkish government. Two million Christians were killed, one and a half million of whom were Armenians. While the...

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

A health care happily ever after tale

Once upon a time there was a wise king who promised his loyal subjects that he would fix the broken health care system which had become a burden on them. He called in his councilors and they...

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

Living wage coalition celebrates milestone

This is a time for celebration and recognition. Two years and four months after the creation of the employer recognition program, La Plata County Thrive! Living Wage Coalition has welcomed its ...

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

Perhaps paper’s slant is source of trouble

I couldn’t agree more with Tod Patterson (Herald. Mar. 15) or Robert Goodrich (Herald, April 8.) The Herald is in serious trouble. We know your donations to Fort Lewis College have dramatically...

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

Safety requires keeping ORVs off roads

Silverton voters will soon decide whether all-terrain vehicles and off-highway vehicles can operate within town limits in a special election on April 25. Since 2014, at least 25 individuals in...

DATE: April 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Retirement programs good for business

Colorado lawmakers may soon vote on a bill to establish a Colorado secure choice savings plan, which would allow employees to contribute to publicly-administered retirement accounts through modest...

DATE: April 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Tipton protecting small business lending

As CEO of First Southwest Bank, I would like to thank Congressman Tipton for signing onto a bipartisan letter urging the House Appropriations Committee to vote against President Trump’s proposed...

DATE: April 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

It’s time to get out of the Middle East

Mr. President, we the people here don’t want a war! When has any good whatsoever come from U.S. military involvement in the Middle East? U.S. involvement in the Bekaa Valley led directly to the...

DATE: April 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Missing the sports line scores and stats

I can understand the Herald needing to downsize the paper a little bit, but did you have to take away all the sports line scores and stats? That information has always been so important to me. ...

DATE: April 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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