Opinion

Vote for treasurer based on experience

When you vote for your elected officials, experience is important. Tim Walsworth has the experience needed to do the job right. What has the experience been for the county under the current...

DATE: June 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Karl Hanlon has values we need in D.C.

Which would you rather have, health care or an assault weapon designed and manufactured to kill people? If Congressman Scott Tipton ever shows up for an in-person town hall meeting with...

DATE: June 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Allison Aichele deserves to be re-elected

For several years before she became La Plata County treasurer, I served with Allison Aichele on a Mercy (Regional Medical Center) clinic’s patient advisory council. Since most of the patient...

DATE: June 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

An unlikely, conservative climate hero

Conservatives aren’t usually at the forefront of climate solution proposals. I applaud the former secretary of state in President (Ronald) Reagan’s administration, George Shultz, a leading elder...

DATE: June 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

New law does not criminalize poverty

Mr. (Harris) Bucklin’s letter (Herald letters, May 19) is sleight of hand and misdirection. He claims that the city “...decided unanimously that if you don’t have money to spend downtown, you...

DATE: June 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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Rep. Scott Tipton, please vote to restore net neutrality. Equal access to all (both providers of content and users) is the backbone of the internet as we’ve known it since its inception. An...

DATE: June 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

NFL doesn’t get what the flag stands for

The NFL respects the flag and what it stands for, but if the NFL truly respected the flag/anthem, then the following should be its policy concerning players who kneel during the national anthem:...

DATE: June 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Vote for a proven leader on gun safety

I applaud Eric Seward (Herald, May 28) for his call to action. Yes, in the face of such disgraceful inaction in Congress we must “elect leaders who have the courage to stand up to the gun lobby and...

DATE: May 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Homeless don’t create downtown dangers

Thank you, Durango Herald, for the May 21, editorial on the city’s sit/lie ban. I walk all over Durango and am never inconvenienced or treated rudely by any homeless person or panhandler. However,...

DATE: May 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Time to turn silence, inaction out of office

Our two silent representatives, Rep. Scott Tipton and Sen. Cory Gardner, should be ashamed of themselves for violating their oath of office to protect and defend the Constitution. President Trump...

DATE: May 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Celebrating Charlie and a life well lived

We just gathered to commemorate the life of Charlie Siegele – a life fully lived. It was a beautiful coming together of Durango, town and ski area. Charlie and his wife, Deborah Uroda, epitomize...

DATE: May 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Methane not the only ozone concern

I would like to respond to the letter to the editor by the Energy Council (Herald, May 18) regarding the April 24 Herald story, “La Plata County receives an ‘F’ for ozone levels.” The Energy...

DATE: May 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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