Opinion

Tipton needs to hear from us on climate

Diane Mitsch Bush supported finding solutions to the climate change issues we are facing in this day and age. Over half of the voters in La Plata County voted for her in the Nov. 6 election. She...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Hospitals, insurers are ripping us off

My holiday spirit U-turned when I signed up for 2019 health insurance. The monthly premiums and huge deductible felt like a one-two punch to the gut. Not only do La Plata County residents pay much...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Thinking green gets it wrong — again

In the current political landscape, the first order of business is to demonize the other side. It appears Mark Pearson is using this same playbook in his rants against Tri-State Generation and...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

President Trump is a very big, big liar

I would like to mention that President Donald Trump has stated he is proud to be American and wants to make America Great Again, whatever that means. America has always been great. Just ask our...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Editorial on Mideast is a Trumpian insult

Your editorial of Dec. 28 (“We’re out of there ”) is surely one of the most curious published by the Herald in recent memory. The Trumpian tantrum headline surely calls to mind Charles Lindbergh’s...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Don’t be swayed by the anti-tax crowd

I write this note in support of the dedicated recreation sales tax that Durango’s citizens approved in 2015. Durango has been fortunate to have had many years of gas tax revenues that contributed...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

I want Durango to leverage the wealthy

I want to live in a community where as many residents as possible feel welcome and safe. I want it to be known as more than a place to drink beer and ski by college students and tourists, or by the...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Articles about Snowberger are unhelpful

I have worked in school districts across the country over my 40-year career. Dan Snowberger of 9-R stands out as an excellent superintendent. He is present in classrooms, giving him an accurate...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

The season to thank locals on 416 Fire

As my wife Ellen and I reflect on 2018, we are so thankful for those in this community who – day in and day out – place others before themselves. They are the professionals (career and volunteer)...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Skyridge must be made safe from fire

As a resident of Skyridge, I am very concerned about the fire danger threatening the inhabitants. Skyridge residents live at the interface of open land with dense oak brush forest and a lot of dead...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

These stupid, reckless, selfish drivers

Stupid reckless selfish drivers Recently, within three days, I was almost involved in two different automobile accidents as a result of two stupid, impatient drivers, by their improper lane usage....

DATE: Dec. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Tax credits can help with insurance cost

Thank you for the recent article on the cost of health insurance which pointed out the acute challenge of high premiums in rural areas of our state (“High health insurance prices mean ill winds in...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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