Opinion

Necessity of funding hits home after emergencies

Having been a volunteer firefighter/ambulance driver in a small town for a number of years, I understand the naivety of those speaking out against Ballot Issue 4A. Until we’ve actually seen someone...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Ballot has one easy decision: Vote for Carlson

Decisions are always hard, but one decision that will not be hard on our ballot is to vote Suzanne Carlson for school board. She is thoughtful and fair. I have known her for several years and she...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Voters bombarded with misinformation about 4A

For six months, La Plata County voters have been bombarded with misinformation about Ballot Issue 4A.It has been repeatedly implied that city of Durango residents currently do not pay their fair...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Insurance costs could go up if 4A is defeated

Having 34 years of insurance agency experience and having served on the citizens committee that provided input to Durango Fire & Rescue Authority, I would like to offer the residents covered by...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Moran is well-spoken, thoughtful, experienced

We believe the Durango school board would be served well with the election of Stephanie Moran. Stephanie is an educator who is well-spoken, thoughtful and whose experience gives her high marks in...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Current fire district funding structure is unfair

It is unfortunate that The Durango Herald has come out with a negative recommendation for Ballot issue 4A (Oct. 9). The current operating agreement between the Durango Fire Department, the Hermosa...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Vote yes on 3A to support Ignacio schools, community

I urge everyone to check and make sure you are listed as an active voter at www.govotecolorado.com to ensure you will receive a ballot in the mail and your voice be heard. Ballot Issue 3A will...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Vote ‘yes’ on 2A and 4A

There are two public service issues on the Nov. 1 ballot that will affect every Durango resident.Approval of ballot issue 2A would authorize the city to borrow $4 million at an interest rate of...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Support DFRA to ensure high-caliber emergency service

A year and a half ago, my husband suffered a traumatic brain injury while riding his bicycle down Hesperus Hill. I am happy to report that he has made a complete recovery. A key factor in his...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Consolidated fire district is common-sense answer

The ballots are in the mail to voters, and I urge all residents to vote “yes” on Ballot Issue 4A. This ballot issue is a result of extensive community input since 2006 and the recommendations of a...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

The sky must be falling in Ignacio schools

It would seem the sky is falling here in Ignacio. The roof leaks at the high school. It has leaked in the hallways for as long as I can remember – but not the classrooms. Maybe this was a new...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Community should pay equally for equal service

There is no question that the quality of the fire and ambulance services our community receives today is far better because of Durango Fire & Rescue Authority. Look at response times; look at the...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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