Opinion

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

Allison Aichele has earned another term

The Herald got it wrong when it endorsed Colton Black for treasurer. Somehow, he convinced them he is qualified. I would not entrust a $1,000 investment to someone with so little experience much...

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

Where does indy Jones get his money?

I consider myself a progressive and an independent thinker, but I don’t agree with Paul Jones’s “independent” candidacy against Barbara McLachlan. Speaking Saturday in Durango, Jones said he voted...

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

And now, a supporter of Amendment 74

Too many Coloradans are unaware that current laws allow the government to reduce property values more than 90 percent without having to provide compensation! As a fourth-generation cattle rancher,...

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

Stop saying nice things about Paul Jones

I read with interest your endorsement of Representative Barbara McLachlan for House District 59. While I agree with everything you said about her, I question your comments about her opponent....

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

I know Clyde Church is a great choice

Clyde and I have been married for nearly 49 years. Why would his wife ask you to vote for her husband? Because no one works harder, listens more carefully, analyzes problems more thoroughly,...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

County keeps blowing its tired tax horn

Before I read the article about Sheriff Sean Smith, front page on Oct. 8 (“Office saves $2M in 3 years”), I was thinking of voting for Charles Hamby. But cutting staff, saving money getting outside...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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