Opinion

Learned about paperwork the hard way

Wow. Talk about learning the hard way. Don’t try to work at Durango School District 9-R if you have a serious health issue and expect Centura Health to be able to get you in to see the right doctor...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Tipton needs to hear from us on climate

I heard a rumor that Representative Scott Tipton is not interested in doing anything about, or even planning for, disruptive weather patterns due to our changing climate. I wonder if he thinks his...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

SPLC is not a reliable source for news

Anyone following the news in the past year knows with whom the Southern Poverty Law Center is associated. Remember the softball game where the Louisiana Representative was shot? The shooter was a...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Do our representatives agree with Trump?

To Sen. Cory Gardner, Sen. Michael Bennett and Rep. Scott Tipton: While talking to the public in Cincinnati, Donald Trump said that any member of Congress who didn’t stand up and applaud him...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

LPEA contract valuation half the equation

La Plata Electric Association is soon expected to present information about the value of the wholesale all-requirements agreement between LPEA and its electricity supplier, Tri-State Generation &...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Recall sign at VFW insulting to veterans

Today, I saw a sign at the Veterans of Foreign Wars building expressing support of the Koch brothers’ desire to recall an elected local county commissioner. Later, it had been moved to a vehicle...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Recall effort is interference in our affairs

I am writing this letter to request that our citizens of La Plata County do not sign the petition to recall Gwen Lachelt. To begin with, standing up for issues such as the repeal of regulations to...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Our obsession with the military must end

I am dismayed and disgusted that military might continues to be the USA’s main prerogative. How dare we make spectacles and praise to military weapons of mass murder! There is nothing grand about...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

It is LPEA’s duty to plan for our future

I am concerned with how frequently my friends express anxiety about bringing a child into this world. I’m sure every generation has expressed some similar sentiment. Having children during World...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Recall is not part of the LUC solution

I’m appalled at the effort to recall County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt. She was elected fairly and serves with distinction, and has done nothing illegal or unethical that would warrant a recall. ...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

We will pay for outside interference

Looks like La Plata County is really on the map now with the Koch brothers’ Americans for Prosperity dumping chunks of big money into our community to influence our elections. And not just future...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Test your water resourcefulness at home

Have fun seeing how efficiently you use water from when it leaves the spigot to when it leaves your property (assumption: you use biodegradable soap). Use less laundry detergent, and send the used...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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