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We know Medicare works – expand it

The 54th anniversary of Medicare affords an opportunity to evaluate the successes and shortcomings of the system of healthcare in America. I have worked in rural hospitals and clinics for 34 years...

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

Dem chair doesn’t care about the nation

Carol Cure’s letter in the July 30 edition of the Herald (“Democrats don’t support open borders ”) lacked some basic information. First off, Ms. Cure is the chair of La Plata County Democrats....

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

Letter about racism was bigoted, hateful

Today I read a vitriolic letter of hate and bigotry in your “Letters to the Editor” section regarding folks from the South, referring to us as “racist”, “stupid,” “greedy” and “traitors” (“Go back...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

President Trump is tearing America apart

Trump’s remarks towards elected lawmakers who differ from him shows just how un-American he is. The freedom to criticize your country and its government is the most American thing you can do. Why...

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

You should not have printed anything

Speaking as a proud, eleventh-generation curmudgeon, please stop printing The Durango Herald (“You shouldn’t have printed that letter ,” Aug. 5). Like the great Marx – no, Groucho, not Karl! –...

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

Parks and Rec: You don’t care about us

In a recent edition of The Durango Herald, the one article that caught my attention concerned the outrageous budget of the Parks and Recreation Department (“Durango parks master plan prioritizes...

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

LPEA is diligent and forward-thinking

On June 10, I attended a community meeting at La Plata Electric Association about the future of our power supply. It was well attended and led by staffer Ron Meier. It covered the topics of a...

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

Coram and all these guns have got to go

Don Coram of Montrose should resign. Since Coram has been our state senator, he has done virtually nothing to reduce gun deaths. In fact, his record is so awful that he even voted against a ban on...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

No, Mike, we really don’t hate America

I’m sure I’m not the only one who is tired of hearing people, such as Mike Sigman, say “Democrats hate America” (letters , Aug. 1). No, Mike, we don’t hate America; we hate what the present...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Christian hypocrites support president

A letter in the Herald accused people opposed to the noxious personality and inhumane policies of this criminal administration of “Trump Derangement Syndrome” (“Hateful rhetoric is directed at...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Trump and Coram are foolish on climate

On July 4, Anchorage, Alaska had its highest temperature ever recorded. Evidence continues to mount regarding the devastating effects of climate change. Our president calls climate change a hoax....

DATE: Aug. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Mysterious billing at Mercy Hospital

A recent Durango Herald article mentioned insurance and hospital monopolies in Southwest Colorado. I’d like to bring attention to disparities in other health care costs, like blood work. The only...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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