Non-partisan election?

I am an unaffiliated voter because I cannot support the ideologies of either party, Democrat or Republican. I’m fiscally conservative, yet socially progressive. Dave McHenry has my support because...

DATE: March 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor

Youssef prepared and knowledgeable

Melissa Youssef has my highest recommendation for your vote for Durango City Council. Melissa writes a blog, “From Your Front Row Seat,” because she has been in the front row for years preparing...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor

McHenry a steady, responsible leader

After studying all of the candidates, I have decided that David McHenry is uniquely qualified to serve on the Durango City Council. He was part of the team responsible for large construction...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor

Favorable firsthand impression of Bettin

I attended the League of Women Voters Forum for Durango City Council candidates and came away with fresh impressions of the candidates, the sort of impression one can get by being in the room in...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor

Thoughts on the concealed carry permit

I have had to reconcile my appreciation for the Second Amendment and the state’s requirement for a permit to carry a firearm in a concealed manner. I have come to the following: When deliberately...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor

Water fluoridation protects public health

I am a public health professional who is invested in improving the health of all Coloradans. I have witnessed the costs and consequences of poor oral health, particularly in children who live in...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor

Anti-fluoride argument is anti-science

As someone with a graduate degree in meteorology who works in climate change modeling, I’m dismayed by those who discount the work of scientists, who should be regarded as authorities in their...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor

We need to change thinking on fluoride

I have hypothyroidism and had a partial parathyroid surgery. Luckily, it was negative for cancer. I also had two very large thyroid nodules and my calcium was above normal. I think this was caused...

DATE: March 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor

Thanks for Denver TV coverage, at last

I have been grumbling for almost 20 years, since moving from Denver to Durango. What? No Colorado TV here? I missed hearing weather reports and political news, and the fact that the Bronco...

DATE: March 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor

Youssef is a fair-minded representative

Regardless of political persuasion, most of us can agree that the issues facing our community are often complex. As busy citizens, investigating and learning the nuances of these issues can be...

DATE: March 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor

Reflections of a 1960s Herald paperboy

I read Mr. Bennett’s letter on the immediate future of the Herald with ambivalence. It reaches 300,000 readers, yet Durango will no longer have a daily newspaper. The Durango Herald is being...

DATE: March 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor

Elect Youssef to keep our council strong

Durango has been blessed with forward-thinking leadership over the years, and that leadership has helped make this smaller community a beacon for other communities all over this great state. ...

DATE: March 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor