Opinion

Hey, you big spenders: Hands off TABOR

Coloradans soon have an opportunity to make sure that our state’s spending stays under control. The November 2019 ballot has a Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR) question. Please vote to preserve the...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Water users benefit from Proposition DD

I support Proposition DD on the November ballot, which would legalize sports betting at existing casinos in Colorado (not including tribal casinos) and impose a tax on the betting proceeds. The tax...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Please take reusable bags to the store

It’s fairly clear we will always have plastic in today’s world. But maybe we should be asking ourselves how badly we need that single-use bag or container. The visible trash and invisible...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Fight climate change, stop reproducing

The greatest impact individuals can have in fighting climate change is choosing not to reproduce. A carbon-footprint study of people in the wealthier nations of North America, Europe and Japan...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Don’t let Legislature fool you on Prop CC

In your upcoming mail ballot, you will be asked to give the state of Colorado a blank check. Don’t be tricked into believing the initial language, “without raising taxes ...” Proposition CC is a...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

My humps, my humps, my lovely speeders’ bumps

When I was living in Westport, Connecticut, during the 1990s, many roads feeding into the main Post Road were paved-over, 200-year-old cow trails. These roads were narrow and winding as they once...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Durango: Bring back marvelous parades

In the past, there were parade entrants that packed the south side of East 3rd Avenue with numerous trailers of decked-out horses and riders, outfitters with their string of mules, dozens of local...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

This park is a disaster waiting to happen

I was out at Santa Rita Park with my young son and while playing I noticed something terrifying. There was traffic buzzing by at 50 mph and this park has absolutely no traffic barriers anywhere...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

This whole homeless camp is ludicrous

Regarding the cleanup for the homeless camp: Really? This is ridiculous! It will be trashed and nasty in less than a month. And a homeless camp? Really? The idea of this is ludicrous! Why not...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Partisan Herald wants to negate votes

The Herald’s Oct. 4 editorial (“Democrats can and must hold this president accountable now ”) says that President Trump should be impeached “to hold this president accountable for appearing to seek...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: President is a communist sympathizer

So, let me get this straight. It’s OK for the president of the United States to encourage foreign governments, including a Communist dictatorship, to interfere in our national elections by digging...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Base fluoride policy on science, please

Jim Forleo, in a recent letter, proposes, once again, to end all public water fluoridation in Durango based on a small study recently reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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