Opinion

Energy subsidies distort the free market

Rep. Tipton states he favors an economy anchored in low taxes and a free market. A free market is defined as a system in which prices are determined by an open market, in which the laws of supply...

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

No one has done more for us than Gwen

Not so long ago, in a land not so far away, a man disliked his neighbor. He called me to ask if it was legal for him to place a pig sty within a few feet of his neighbor’s home. I referred him to...

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

LPEA: adopt to a changing energy future

La Plata Electric Association is our member owned electric cooperative. We elect its board of directors, and in turn it is their responsibility to make educated decisions. While wind and solar are...

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

Don’t let outsiders undermine community

I’d laugh at the irony, if not for the disturbing national trend that is visiting our special corner of the West. The Koch Brothers – of Koch Industries fracking wealth and fame – through their...

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

Standard test reveals much about Trump

About 14 months ago, I tried to warn readers of this newspaper about the perils of electing a psychopath to be president of the United States. Trump supporters bristle at that characterization, but...

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

New letter to Senator Michael Bennet

Senator Bennet, I am writing you again today from my home in Durango to express my dismay and alarm at recent events transpiring in our nation’s capital. Today is the annual address by the POTUS...

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

Kochs’ AFP seeks ideological purity

A Herald article (Jan. 29) informed me that the Koch’s political machine, “Americans for Prosperity,” has invaded our nice little town. Its first target is County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt because...

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

Planning process is a complete sham

In 2016, I approached the La Plata County Planning Department for approval to sell my golf course. I needed their approval for a boundary adjustment. The Planning Department denied the boundary...

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

Durango sculptor requests write-in vote

The city has announced the finalists for the Highway 550 sculpture project and I urge everyone to see the proposals at Ska Brewing Friday, Feb. 9 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. My project was rejected...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Larry Nassar won’t hurt women anymore

After the recent trial where Dr. Larry Nassar plead guilty to sexual assault of girls (ages 6 to teens), I talked to a friend in Arizona. We both exchanged horror stories that took place in the...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Speaking about the ‘State of the Onion’

As President Andrew Jackson said, “It is a damn poor mind indeed which can’t think of at least two ways to spell any word.” Spelling is a dying art – mostly due to spellcheckers and a lack of...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Apel: Dreamers strengthen the fabric of American life

More than 700,000 undocumented immigrants known as “Dreamers” came to the United States as children. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program allowed these young Americans to...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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