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Be a good neighbor and vote YES on 112

Proposition 112 serves all of Colorado. Those 2,500-foot setbacks are intended to shield from harmful substances and provide for safer and healthier environments in communities that have oil/gas...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Barbara McLachlan has all our backs

On Nov. 6, we will be voting for Barbara McLachlan for state representative of House District 59 (that’s you, Archuleta, Gunnison, Hinsdale, La Plata, Ouray and San Juan counties). As educators, we...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Hillary was right, they’re the deplorables

“Real power is – I don’t even want to use the word – fear.” That’s Donald Trump quoted to Bob Woodward and Robert Costa in March 2016. Fear is the governing product that Republicans have been...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Thankfully, Mitsch Bush is no Tipton

Ah, those tax cuts. Now we are seeing the effects of Republican trickle-down economics. The Sands Hotel in Las Vegas had a better than $1 billion bump in its income and millions trickled down to...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Colton Black is an unqualified upstart

Although I follow political issues daily, I have never written a letter to the editor before today. I cannot remain silent any longer. For county treasurer, I support Allison Aichele for the same...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Man in the White House is a disgrace

During Donald Trump’s campaign rally I heard him mock the “me too” movement. I heard the man who is supposed to represent the American people trivialize and dismiss the thousands of victims, mostly...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Kavanaugh, the identity politics scam

The Oct. 20 online Herald carried a story by Anna V. Smith of High Country News, “Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s impact on Indian Country.” I watched the hearings and was particularly interested in the...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Guinn Unger is refreshingly different

I met Guinn Unger, Colorado Senate candidate, when he chaired a healthcare committee. I joined because I was concerned about the high cost of healthcare. Under Guinn’s leadership we researched the...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Durango spends too much to raise taxes

Durango City Council is asking for a property and sales tax increase this November. They stated we don’t have a spending problem, we have a revenue problem; however, the facts paint a different...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Herald endorses Trump’s bad policies

The Herald’s endorsement of Walker Stapleton is perplexing. Is the editorial board gullible or just plain sticking its heads in the sand? First, the board derides Jared Polis for being a self-made...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Nazi analogy doesn’t belong in Herald

Why does the Herald print letters like the one from Richard Messier? (“Democrats are probably the new Nazis,” Oct. 19.) His letter is offensive to Jewish people. It serves no purpose and certainly...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Vote now to protect our access to beer

Beer drinkers of Colorado: Unite! Stand up to Make America Hoppy Again! It’s one thing for climate change to kill fellow citizens on our storm-battered coasts and in the wildfire-ravaged West. But...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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