Opinion

Aichele is not up to the job of treasurer

The office of county treasurer is a rough equivalent to the CFO of a private enterprise. As such, when the person holding that office evidences the inability to implement proper controls (as...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Hamby, imposing gentleman, for sheriff

I am writing this letter in support of Charles Hamby for La Plata County Sheriff. Charles began his law enforcement career in Texas in 1988 where he worked as a patrol officer in city and county...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Tipton and his party are ripping us off

The “R” next to Rep. Scott Tipton’s name has become his scarlet letter. Rep. Tipton’s Republican party, former champions of fiscal responsibility in government, have voted themselves America’s...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

I am utterly astonished by endorsements

I have to express my utter astonishment at the Herald’s endorsement of the Republican candidates for governor and secretary of state. Any candidate that affiliates with the Republican Party as it...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Medicare can be maintained if you vote

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a non-partisan research and policy institute, reported in July that claims that Medicare will be insolvent in 2026 are misleading and just not true,...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

We need Weiser as AG to fight Trump

Most Coloradans care deeply about our beautiful state, with its pristine open lands, productive farms and ranches, recreational opportunities and clean air and water (all of which sustain us and...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Barbara MacLachlan is simply wonderful

Barbara McLachlan is a wonderful wife, mother, friend, counselor, teacher, and she represents Southwest Colorado in the Colorado Legislature for all of us. She deeply cares about bringing people...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

McLachlan is partisan; support Jones

Democratic Rep. Barbara McLachlan has been running her campaign for state House on a record of bipartisanship. Independent Paul Jones is challenging her, to truly represent Southwest Colorado. The...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Republicans are lying liars, toss them

When selling the tax cut for the wealthy and corporations, Republicans – especially Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan, and the tax-cheater in the White House – claimed it would pay for itself, and the...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Tipton is Trump, Bush will protect us

It’s imperative that we all vote on Nov. 6 to bring back some sanity to our country. It’s time to put people in Congress who will show some integrity and stop ignoring the damage this...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

People against tax hike are stuck in past

The notion that the proposed city sales tax increase of a half-cent and the accompanying 5.4 mill levy increase is going to fleece the citizens of Durango is patently absurd. Taxes in Colorado and...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Clyde Church for commission is tops

Voting for Clyde Church for county commissioner is voting for a man of the highest integrity with an extraordinary work ethic. Clyde has been a stalwart volunteer for 20 years here in La Plata...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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