Opinion

Record supports voting for Whitehead

State Sen. Bruce Whitehead won the Pinnacle Award, 100 percent, A+ rating from the Colorado Farm Bureau by protecting Colorado’s agricultural interests. He scored 100 percent from the National...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

District 9-R spending plan is ambiguous

District 9-R’s Strategic Plan could, with minor changes, be the plan for a corporation. I certainly understand the need to think organizationally and to take the broad view of purpose and goals....

DATE: Oct. 26, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Ballot measures warrant mixed response

As an independent voter, I believe it is important to look at each issue carefully and select what I believe to be best for our state and country.Amendments P and Q are fairly basic, and I will...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

‘No’ on P; bingo for charity, not the state

Amendment P would move the licensing administration and enforcement of Colorado’s bingo and raffle laws from the secretary of state’s office to the Department of Revenue. The result would be that...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Vote for the most fiscally conservative

I have read many of the letters in support of this or that candidate to understand why I should or shouldn’t vote for him or her based on their records, history or beliefs. As our country continues...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Taxes, cost increases squeezing seniors

Several letter writers have sought to impose a new tax on homeowners by support of Ballot Issue 3A. This tax, if approved, would be imposed on all homeowners – those who own homes and on renters by...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Phelan will bring leadership and passion

I’m supporting Karen Phelan for La Plata County clerk and recorder. I met Karen when she worked at Burnett Construction – a position she held for 14 years, working her way from receptionist to...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Support Western values, vote ‘yes’ on 3A

Whether your family has been in Southwest Colorado for generations or you’ve recently moved to the area, it doesn’t take long to figure out that we are a bunch of resilient, hard-nosed Westerners...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Effect of 60, 61, 101 would be devastating

When the TABOR Amendment was passed, Colorado’s economy was relatively healthy – and too many voters were unaware of how devastating its impact and implications would be, even in a stable economic...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Police did good work with nest of thieves

Kudos to the Durango Police Department for exterminating that nest of thieves that was stealing cars and cleaning them out if they couldn't steal the whole car.Keep up the good work, DPD. We...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

City did a great job patrolling river put-in

I would like to thank City Manager Ron LeBlanc, Police Chief David Felice and Parks and Recreation Director Cathy Metz for their outstanding response to the 33rd Street neighborhood’s concern about...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Use your clout – vote ‘yes’ on 60, 61, 101

The sky is falling! The sky is falling! Chicken Little is apparently now consulting for the tax and spend cabal.Proposition 101 and Amendments 60 and 61 will leave the political spending feeding...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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