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Letters: Good riddance to your opinion page editor

These are not normal times. Our editorial page editor could be contributing to the public dialogue about critical issues but instead writes nonsense in editorials like “Dancing with Fish ” (Sept....

DATE: Sept. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: I hope undecideds will do some research

I want undecided voters to know we Democrats are not the socialist, monsters Republicans would like you to think. I believe climate change is real and we need a good market-based solution to wean...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Blame Blacks, not caste, for their lives

The Herald ’s musings about a caste system being to blame for current problems is a “Blame America first” reaction by the left (Our view: “American caste,’ Sept. 17). No one on the left thinks they...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Enough with single-issue approaches

We desperately need consensus-builders in our government at all levels. Marsha Porter-Norton has the experience as a professional meeting facilitator/mediator we need in working well with others....

DATE: Sept. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Gallagher repeal language is deceitful

The Blue Book just arrived at our home. The first line of “Amendment B: Repeal Gallagher Amendment,” states “without increasing property tax rates.” That is deceitful. If it passes, I figure each...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2020 | UPDATED: 22 hours 29 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Trying to shove a justice down our throat

Sen. Cory Gardner says he will vote with the ugly weak cowards, Sens. Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham, to shove a Supreme Court candidate down the throats of Americans before the election. The...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2020 | UPDATED: 22 hours 29 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Health insurance doesn’t work in free market

Lauren Boebert does not understand the challenge of free market health care. On her campaign website, the Republican candidate for U.S. Congress lays out her policy positions in her Contract With...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Marsha Porter-Norton is a strong problem-solver

We are blessed to live in such a beautiful and energetic part of Colorado and I have been blessed to live here for over 40 years. I am proud of the history of La Plata County and its ability to...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: We can all agree the president is a liar

In response to Hugh Hewitt’s column in the print Herald (“Case for Trump comes down to his strong record,” Aug. 22): This piece relies on a subjective interpretation of President Trump’s tenure....

DATE: Sept. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: This could be a long winter for parents

Recently, our infant daughter had a fever. In the time of COVID-19, a baby’s fever is no longer “just” a baby’s fever. A child with a fever these days requires two options, per the CDC guidelines:...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Unhoused neighbors deserve a chance

At 22, I moved to New York City, encountering an unhoused population of over 30,000. I learned to feel safe there. Moving to Durango in 1992, I met a different group of unhoused people – working...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Three Democrats is not representative

La Plata County has two independent candidates on the ballot for commissioner, Jack Turner and Charly Minkler. We now have a three-person Democratic Party commission, representing a voter...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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