Opinion

Good to see neighbors involved in process

I’m glad to see my neighbors getting involved in the county planning process! My two cents: I only read the Herald headlines online, but I’ve known that the planning process wrecked last time and...

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

Let Bayfield voters decide pot question

I did not attend the meeting in Bayfield (Herald, Jan. 31).That was a fault on my side. Most things are complicated and have no easy answers. I do question why John Beebe was given press...

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

Join us for more ‘music of thought’

On Tuesday, Feb. 6, I was privileged to experience a wonderful experiment in mind bonding. Two very knowledgeable minds collaborated to share the wonderful music of thought. They were, to me,...

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

Lachelt’s talk of wasting money laughable

Your recent front page article (Herald, Feb. 2) quoting Gwen Lachelt got my attention when she remarked that the citizen recall movement was a waste of taxpayer money because she was term-limited,...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Signers are good, hardworking locals

Lately, all I’ve been reading about is the Koch brothers and Americans for Prosperity hoodwinking dimwitted county residents into uprooting Commissioner Gwen Lachelt. Lachelt herself is fanning...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Funds for recall vote are from our pockets

#RecallGwen has become quite the catchphrase in Durango these last few weeks. I personally jumped on the bandwagon when I heard her statement, “I was elected to make the decisions.” No, Gwen, you...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Ohman: Steam, smoke and Snowdown

When I was the Special Sections editor at The Durango Herald from 2008-2010, I was driving into town from home near Purgatory. I happened upon the Snowdown Balloon Race launch as the train stopped...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

School district 9-R needs new leadership

Community for 9R Accountability is a grassroots parent group seeking transparency and accountability in our school district. In response to an upcoming vote to extend the Superintendent’s...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

In support of Commissioner Gwen Lachelt

The intent of this letter is to show support for our conscientious, dutiful and duly elected county commissioner, Gwen Lachelt. In my opinion, she is doing the very thing that all elected...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Epstein: Supporting incest survivors means working to end it

As someone who was sexually harassed in the past, I know about the inner-pain that victims and survivors experience. But, as someone who spent five years as a counselor and a therapist working in...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Coral reefs endangered by climate change

I am very concerned about climate change and the losses we are experiencing, and will continue to experience, if we do not address this issue immediately. Our coral reefs are experiencing more...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Don’t let national news affect local need

In the wake of national news that the Humane Society of the United States is going through a major sexual harassment scandal involving top executives – and has a board that refuses to fire a CEO...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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