Opinion

I am voting for the geek: Allison Aichele

Too often in this political climate, we must wade through the rampant hyperbole, half-truths, mistruths, and out-and-out lies as we choose between those running for office. This unfortunate state...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Diane Mitsch Bush will listen to us

There are millions of reasons I am voting for Diane Mitsch Bush as Colorado’s Third Congressional District representative – Rep. Scott Tipton’s support of the NRA, his abysmal track record on...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Amendment 74 could lay waste to us

There is a lot to pay attention to on the ballots that just arrived in our mailboxes. An important amendment to consider is 74. The language may sound like it was written to protect property...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Attacks on Jared Polis are anti-Semitic

There are new anti-Polis mailers and advertisements going around the state. Carrying the line “phony Polis,” they are certainly hard to miss. It’s also hard to miss the hateful negativity that...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Let’s keep Brad Blake, he’s doing great

In this era of continual political conflict, I would hope that residents of La Plata County would appreciate having county commissioners who are committed to working together for the public good....

DATE: Oct. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

74 only good for lawyers, corporations

Amendment 74 is nothing more than a retaliatory measure against Proposition 112, the safer setback ballot issue. Initiated by Protect Colorado, the PAC for the oil and gas industry, 74 would give...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Suing train over fire is bad for tourism

Some citizens and business owners of Durango and Silverton have filed civil suits against the Durango train company because of loss of business due to the fire. First, the cause of the fire has not...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

We all want the same things, don’t we?

Voters of the 3rd U.S. congressional district, I am a Democrat and I will be voting for Diane Mitsch Bush. Please don’t quit reading because of my admission. In these polarized time, we need to...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Still have free speech, for good and ill

What should be a problem solver is no more than a problem maker in all aspects of society. Take politics. Everyone must have slept at a Holiday Inn Express since there are so many subject-matter...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Diane Mitsch Bush supports equal rights

If you care about civil rights, your vote should be for Diane Mitsch Bush. Ratings by civil rights groups do not favor Rep. Scott Tipton: The NAACP rated him 0 percent on civil rights; the ACLU...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

I did not think letter was anti-Semitic

I just read a letter from Leah Karotkin where she writes how “as a Jew” she was so offended by a letter written by Richard Messier (“Nazi analogy doesn’t belong in Herald,” Oct. 23). In his letter,...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Smith as sheriff is doing the right thing

I have worked for the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office for 30 years in many different capacities and am currently the undersheriff. I am also a Republican. Prior to Sheriff Sean Smith being...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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