Opinion

La Plata air quality and public policy

In a recent letter to the editor of this newspaper (Herald, April 25 ), Robert Goodrich of Bayfield alludes to “green tyrants” and states that “The climate change movement is far more about...

DATE: May 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Elect people who value outdoor economy

The Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) just released a congressional district by congressional district study of the impact of outdoor recreation on regional economies. The results in the 3rd...

DATE: May 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

What happened to free home show?

The home show charged a whopping $5 each for adults to get in. No “get money back” on food or purchases? And not many folks attended? What happened to that free home show that we all loved? Get it...

DATE: May 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

This is what shameless elitism looks like

The recent actions of the Durango City Council in regard to the homeless merit nothing but contempt. Rather than proposing any real solutions, the best they can come up with is a hastily concocted...

DATE: May 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Sen. Gardner’s memory missed Garland

You quoted Sen. Cory Gardner (Herald, April 20 ) as saying, “Just as President Obama was entitled to nominees, even if I disagreed with them, President Trump has his nominees that should be voted...

DATE: May 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Tom James always provides a chuckle

What a hoot! Tom James always gives me a good chuckle and some nice memories when I read his “Watch Your Topknot” column. I relate to his stories as I was married to a cowboy once upon a time. ...

DATE: May 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Moronic provocation of the right

In response to Gatsby Fisher, (Herald, April 2, “The ironic violence of the tolerant left”), I have to bluntly ask, what the hell did you expect when you show up at a rally and you go out of your...

DATE: May 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

New group tackling child care problems

Do you know a family that is struggling to find quality child care so the adults can work and support their family? Do you know a child who is missing the consistency of quality interactions and...

DATE: May 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Former CIA agent to speak to Democrats

This community notice about author Bob Baer speaking in Durango comes on behalf of the Executive Committee of the La Plata County Democrats. I want to invite everyone to hear the great author,...

DATE: May 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Symchych: Can a woman win the 3rd CD?

This question might have been relevant in the 1950s, but with powerfully able women leaders as ambassadors to the UN, justices of the Supreme Court, governors and senators, it’s a question of...

DATE: May 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Two camps to choose from in election

For those who have not voted yet in the LPEA board election, what is this election really about? Essentially, there are two camps on the LPEA board, the old-timers and those truly in support of the...

DATE: May 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Each district should elect commissioner

Regarding the article, “Should counties elect commissioners by district?” (Herald, April 17 ), two points contained in the article provide the answer. One is the basic concept of democratic...

DATE: May 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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