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Letter: Job opportunities for caregivers abound in Colorado

I have witnessed the devastation this pandemic has had on our seniors and chronically ill. Not only are they isolated from family and friends, we are seeing a decline in health and a shortage of...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Boebert’s electoral vote was a threat to democracy

For a few weeks Rep. Lauren Boebert was merely our Congressional District’s embarrassment, making cheesy videos of herself pretending to parade around Washington with a pistol strapped to her...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Voting is the real issue behind Capitol protest

First, I do not condone violence. Ever. Period. But, I have an opinion about the events today to share. The people today (Jan 6th) were not protesting the Electoral vote. They were protesting the...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Recall Lauren Boebert

Rep. Lauren Boebert’s first acts in D.C. have been dismal. She has shown off her unsafe gun handling and flouted the laws of the Capitol. Her first act as a member of Congress was to attempt to...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Local nonprofits did pols’ work on healthcare

Motivated by kindness and driven to improve the healthcare situation in southwest Colorado, Locals First and the Southwest Health Alliance worked for several years with healthcare providers and...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Rachel Ream’s death was unnecessary

The Herald’s report last Monday on the murder of Rachel Ream in Ignacio was hugely disturbing. While we are used to being the grisly murder capital of La Plata County, this one was still a shock....

DATE: Jan. 7, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Impressed with new editor Hollis Walker

My husband and I were very impressed with Hollis Walker’s writing and reporting skills when we lived in Santa Fe and she was working with the Santa Fe New Mexican. We are equally impressed with her...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Demand early coal plant retirement

In November, the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC) ruled that several coal and gas plants must be retired no later than Dec. 31, 2028 – earlier than the initially planned date....

DATE: Jan. 6, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Trump’s vitriolic behavior exacerbated divisions

With all due respect, I have to take exception to Dennis Pierce’s contention in his letter of Jan. 2 that “progressives never accepted the election of Trump and most conservatives I know ... are...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Purgatory lifts failing more often than reader remembers

I have been a pass holder at Purgatory since 1975. And I don’trecall a time when so many lifts have failed in so short a time. During the last week (Dec. 27-Dec. 31), I have witnessed the following...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Third district representation remains a joke

The good news is that the most corrupt, incompetent and immoral president in the history of our country will exit the Oval Office by Jan. 20. He will then be subject to criminal investigation from...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Nuclear site inspections in Iran, Korea, necessary

If President Biden agrees to a deal with Iran or North Korea, we must be allowed to inspect suspected nuclear sites without a waiting period. If there is a waiting period, they can move the...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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