Opinion

I support Gwen and her rational policies

I am speaking out against the misleading recall effort targeting La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt. Above all, I support Commissioner Lachelt’s rational protection of our environment, and...

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

Do not support the Lachelt recall effort

As a resident of La Plata County, I am alarmed by the desire of some to recall County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt. Twice I have voted for Gwen because she shares my values on the importance of a...

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

A timely reminder to Sen. Cory Gardner

“Will you defend Mueller’s ability to complete his investigation?” I asked you at the town hall in Durango this August past. Senator Gardner, to my honest surprise and much applause, your response...

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

We should be outraged by Kochs’ efforts

Regardless of your political leanings, you should be outraged that an outside, big money, Koch brothers-funded organization is using La Plata County as a proxy for ousting “progressive” elected...

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

Attack politics is not the way forward

The rumor mill is ablaze with nonsense: a neighbor this week told me that the new land use plan would have the county tell you what color to paint your house! Time to exhale. Apparently the mode...

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

Recall effort is an affront to all voters

Just when you thought politics couldn’t get dirtier or uglier, here come the Koch brothers to Durango. One of the first targets of this out-of-state, anti-land use planning cabal is Gwen Lachelt,...

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

Lachelt was duly elected, so deal with it

The majority of La Plata County voters did not vote for our current president. And we hear constantly from his supporters that we should “deal with it and get over it.” Yet it is these same people...

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

LPEA board needs to unite for our health

A Herald article on Jan. 20 mentioned the contention at the prior La Plata Electric Association board meeting over a proposed “long-range planning committee.” A flyer circulated at the County...

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

Don’t sign the petition to recall Lachelt

The attempt by the Koch brothers and their followers to recall County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt is unfounded and unnecessary. The entire process of a special election will cost tax payers a...

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

Urge Congress to act on the ‘Dream Act’

I am a member of the area community and am writing in support of “Dreamers.” I believe Congress needs to act to pass the “Dream Act” that provides a path to citizenship for them. Some will ask,...

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

Time to tell Koch brothers to buzz off

Most people who live in La Plata County don’t like it when people from outside the county try to dictate what we should and shouldn’t do with our laws, resources, schools, etc. As a...

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

Come get involved in the public process

Wow, I just read in the Herald this morning that 400 people attended a meeting to discuss the land-use code (Feb. 2). The article mentions that the district plans should be updated. Unfortunately,...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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