Opinion

Surely we are better than this

I am not writing this to support any political candidate. I am writing this to make a point about something that needs to change in our country. After taking a hiatus for a few months, an...

DATE: May 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Tipton, Gardner should back wilderness

I’ve been privileged to hunt elk and turkeys in the high and wild San Juan Mountains of Southwest Colorado for over a decade now. And although the San Juans are renowned for their wild and remote...

DATE: May 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

SB 221 is about control by one party

What a difference the majority makes. J. Paul Brown opined in The Durango Herald that “I am amazed at the wisdom of our forefathers when they set up county government exactly as it is today.” By...

DATE: May 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

The time to demand accountability is now

This letter is to my fellow La Plata County citizens. There are expectations attached to the public service of our elected officials – also laws – that apply to commissioners’ conduct and ethics as...

DATE: May 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Face the reality of a working community

In reference to the article, “As La Plata County grows, ‘rush hour’ may become a real concern” (Herald, April 21 ), I live in the county and Durango’s solution to traffic seems to be to close lanes...

DATE: May 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Electric vehicle tax credit is still needed

I would like to thank our state representative, Barbara McLachlan, for helping to vote down HB 47, which would have prematurely eliminated the tax credit for alternative fuel vehicles, including...

DATE: May 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Give representation back to the people

I have been fine with sitting on the sidelines during the recall debate. Given the fact that I haven’t seen gross malfeasance or criminal conduct, I had been inclined to not sign the recall...

DATE: May 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Spanky and his gang can’t tell the truth

Let me introduce you to Spanky. I think you know him by his real name, and that is Dirty Donald Trump. The name “Spanky” is a nickname that was suggested by Stormy Daniels when he pulled his pants...

DATE: May 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Tri-State is a significant polluter

The election of Britt Bassett and Tim Wheeler to the LPEA board is vital to the health and financial future of our region. They recognize that not only does renewable energy help to clean up our...

DATE: May 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Blake, Westendorff deserve praise

I attended the BOCC meeting in Marvel and wanted to thank Commissioners Westendorff and Blake for their commitment to not vote for the Land Use Code unless it had public support. Sadly,...

DATE: May 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Avoid business supporting recall effort

I appreciate Ray Gibbons’ letter (Herald, April 28 ) regarding the nature of the group La Plata Liberty Coalition. I was unaware of the group. What surprised me, though, was learning the group is...

DATE: May 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Water should limit subdivision size

Where is the water? I live two miles from the Burkett subdivision. Twenty-five families live on my road and almost half have to haul water. What if we have more winters without snow? I have lived...

DATE: May 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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