Opinion

Is it time to discuss electoral reform?

After four unusually strong hurricanes (Harvey, Irma, Jose and Maria) ripped through the super-heated Caribbean, causing catastrophic damage, White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders was...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Loyalty pledged to nation, not individuals

Recently, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, he who takes private jets on the taxpayer’s dime, stated that 30 percent of the employees in his department are not loyal to him and do not support the flag...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Is it time for a unified library district?

A letter, “Public library funds are in good hands” (Herald, Aug. 28) assured the public that Friends of the Library “understand their fiduciary responsibility and have been good stewards with the...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Small businesses need tax cut boost

Americans are ready, and it is time for Congress to start focusing on tax cuts. Two-thirds of Americans support lowering the small business tax rate to 15 percent, and it makes sense why. Almost 98...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

We must act on McFaul’s information

Michael McFaul, former U.S. ambassador to Russia, has performed an immense service to our country in laying out what must be done to combat Russian cyber warfare against the United States (see his...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Freedom, respect and Trump’s priorities

The statement Jeffress, an adviser to Trump, made that NFL players should be grateful they live in a country where they aren’t “shot in the head” for protesting is exactly why those same players...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Join the affordable child care discussion

In response to the editorial, “Child care: Affordable, high-quality child care is a community and economic issue” (Herald, Sept. 27), steps are being taken locally in La Plata County. A daylong...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

County needs a clear path for developers

Land development creates jobs for real estate, banking, construction and innumerable community-based services, as well as eventually creating consumer spending. All of which creates sales and use...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

The Book of Jerry: Its bearing on more war

There’s now all this buzz about a possible (inevitable, some say) war with North Korea. Another war? Another generation of U.S. soldiers killed, maimed, or deeply scarred psychologically,...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Get a handle on rowdy drunkeness, Durango

I read the letter “Noise and drunkeness ruin stay in town,” from Mr. and Mrs. Ramsey (Herald, Sept. 28) this morning and am compelled to offer a warning. Durango needs to get a handle on the public...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Noise and drunkeness ruin stay in town

Here we are, sitting in Room 323, third floor of the Strater Hotel, above Main Street, dreading another night in the historic district. This will likely be a long night without much sleep as the...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

A little dab’ll help repel neighborhood bears

For those of you old enough to remember the Brylcreem slogan: “a little dab’ll do ya,” this can apply to a cheap way of bear proofing your garbage cans. A drop of pure ammonia in your trash will...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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