For Tipton, it adds up to nuts and nickels

Liz Payne’s letter (Herald, Mar. 7) begs response. Payne is Scott Tipton’s communication director, so it is expected that she defend her boss. And in defending her boss, she refers readers to two...

DATE: March 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor

Real questions for Rep. Scott Tipton

The telephone “town hall” with Rep. Scott Tipton was a waste of time. The one-hour time limit ensured that only a few questions would be posed, most of them softballs. Given a chance, I would have...

DATE: March 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor

Celebrating the real life of Saint Patrick

On March 17, we celebrated the real life of St. Patrick. He grew up on a coastal farm in England. Pirates captured him and took him to Ireland as a slave when he was 16 years old. He hated the...

DATE: March 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor

Fund Land and water conservation fund

As our new secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke, is a Westerner, we expect he knows that our public lands are key to expanding young people’s opportunities to experience the outdoors. Our group,...

DATE: March 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor

Lake Nighthorse quiet as a graveyard

What’s all the fuss about keeping Lake Nighthorse quiet (Herald, March 19)? The only noise up there six years after the lake was filled and, coincidentally, six years after I retired, is the...

DATE: March 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor

Coleman ignorant about climate change

I‘m a longtime season pass-holder at Purgatory. I’ve seen previous owners transform Purgatory from a ski area to a real estate development, so I’ve obviously been extremely impressed with the new...

DATE: March 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor

The truth about the real estate fee

If politicians would stop lying and cheating us, our respect for them might improve. The latest in question is the Durango City Council’s desire to impose real estate transaction fees. When is a...

DATE: March 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor

Let each family decide about fluoride

I would like to acknowledge people on both sides of the fluoride issue. It is clear to me that there is much thought on both sides. It is refreshing that as a community, we are staying with the...

DATE: March 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor

Brookie and Bettin will work for us all

I encourage city voters to support Dean Brookie and Chris Bettin in the current election for Durango City Council. I live outside the city limits, but my family’s quality of life is greatly...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor

Chris Bettin for Durango City Council

I have had the privilege of working with Chris Bettin on several city issues over the years including accessory dwelling units and vacation rentals. Chris and I serve on the Durango Area...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor

Label anti-fluoride campaign properly

Let us dispense with the niceties and discuss plainly what is happening here. “Anti-government hysteria masquerading as citizen concern” is the appropriate title for the “Yes on 1A” campaign. This...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor

Melissa Youssef is a strong candidate

I’ve been reading up on all the candidates for Durango City Council and do want to thank all of them for committing their time and energy to run. It can’t be easy, and I know being a council...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor