Opinion

Tipton’s votes reveal his ‘constituents’

Remember the financial crisis of 2008? People lost their jobs, their homes, and their savings because of Wall Street greed and big bank excesses. After that meltdown, Congress passed the...

DATE: June 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Tipton, be more cautious in the future

Rep. Scott Tipton co-sponsored and voted “yea” on H.R. 1430, “The Honest and Open Science Treatment Act,” or so-called Honest Act. It initially appears to be “honest,” requiring the Environmental...

DATE: June 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Column on Cuba missed important point

Julian Colby’s column on lifting the Cuban embargo (Herald, June 3) was quite impressive for a seventh-grade student. It was very well written, but ultimately flawed. While I agree that the U.S....

DATE: June 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Time to remove signs near Mesa Verde

I am writing in reference to the long-closed gas station near the Mesa Verde National Park entrance on U.S. Highway 160. A few months ago, an active duty military person wrote a letter to the...

DATE: June 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Any type of boat can bring invasive species

In response to Robert Rosenburg’s letter (Herald, May 31) and to others over the past several years, I would like to suggest that the speed or wake size of a boat over the water has nothing to do...

DATE: June 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Lack of compassion at Mercy a problem

I am writing to express my dismay at the lack of compassion and competence exhibited by the Mercy Regional health care organization. Compassion is supposed to be one of their core values. My...

DATE: June 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

‘Originalism’ opinion page appreciated

Thank you for the topic and format of the weekend opinion page on “Originalism.” I appreciated both Zimsky’s and McLachlan’s points of view. The exercise of thoughtfully considering all sides of...

DATE: June 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

County officials need to meet code, too

It has come to my attention that the general services director of La Plata County has decided he is above the laws that govern our local building codes. Approximately one year ago, under his...

DATE: June 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Rule of law an outdated concept in U.S.

Our rule of law is failing our country as dark money foundations buy our lawyers and judges to make law exist to protect corporate profits from government intrusion. We pay ever more for ever...

DATE: June 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Voters, not Trump himself, responsible

As an atheist, I do not suffer from the debilitating requirement of Christian forgiveness for those who have sinned against us. So, here we go by the numbers. First, I do not forgive Trump voters...

DATE: June 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

‘Improved’ does not describe N. Main Ave.

Are you kidding? North Main is all done except for restriping? The surface is uneven, the old striping shows right through, the manholes are tire-eaters and there are long seams that grab tires...

DATE: June 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Maybe it is time to give up home phone?

For 30 years, I could say, “Oh, just give me a call. I’m in the book.” Since moving my service to Spectrum last year, apparently, I don’t rate that privilege anymore. Don’t know if I would rather...

DATE: June 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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