Opinion

Durango apples vs. Montrose oranges

A Herald op-ed (“Vote No on 2; city can afford new police station now, “Oct. 13) purports to compare Durango’s finances with those of Montrose as reason to oppose Ballot Issue 2A. The author lumps...

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

Amendment 74 unwanted, dangerous

No on 74: Unneeded and Dangerous It’s easy to get confused on Amendment 74. The campaign, shrewdly, makes it sound like something we’d want to pass, but as you’ll read from Oregon’s experience,...

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

YES on 112 shows oil, gas who’s boss

The only reason that the oil and gas companies are able to make such excessive profit is because they externalize their costs. Who pays those costs? Not only the residents of Colorado, now and well...

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

Tell the EPA to help save our tourism

After reading Saturday’s column titled “Trump steamrolls the West” (Sept. 29) about weakening federal methane regulations, I reflected more on how this national issue specifically impacts our...

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

City tax hike is reasonable and needed

A big part of what makes Durango special is our strong sense of community, our appreciation for maintaining a high quality of life and our willingness to step up to meet challenges when they arise....

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

Only the rich can live with Jared Polis

Colorado cannot be bought by Jared Polis. Polis’ policies include no oil and gas production within Colorado, thereby depriving individuals of their private property rights of oil and gas. Polis...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Who’s afraid of the wealthy candidate?

As everyone is now aware, we have become a badly divided nation politically and Colorado has not escaped this tragedy. It is therefore ever more important for people in positions likely to sway...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

DHS students are off-the-charts great

On Thursday, Sept. 20, I had the pleasure of volunteering at the Community Foundation’s annual “Community Taste” event. This is the second year that I have done so. It is always an extraordinary...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Scott Tipton is bad news for veterans

As a disabled veteran, it has just come to my attention that Rep. Scott Tipton has voted to reduce health care coverage for 70,000 veterans (HR 2029) and against increasing funding for PTSD and...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Let’s make our Durango beautiful again

“Welcome to beautiful Durango” is the unwritten message on the triangle at the 160/550 intersection. Visitors are greeted by a mess of weeds and a rusty piece of the long removed “sculpture” of...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Democrats don’t deserve my support

In 2016, I was a Bernie Sanders supporter, volunteer and delegate to the state Democratic Convention. It seemed, for a brief moment, that the Democratic Party could be the agent of positive change...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Y, Z, 73, 109 and 110 are all scams

13issues.com is a nonpartisan website on all 13 Colorado ballot issues. It explains simply this year’s record number of state questions. Along with a one-page voter guide, it has three essays on...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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