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Tipton should show concern for constituents

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote Rep. Scott Tipton concerning the artificial crisis that the tea party Republican congressmen have created in regards to raising the debt ceiling. In my letter, I...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Use vote to bring real cost control to U.S.

Our forefathers revolted against the British because of high taxes and an oppressive out-of-control government. Now, more than 200 years later, the Senate and House are struggling with raising the...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Fixing spending crisis requires sacrifice from all

I am one senior citizen who is weary of hearing senior citizens referring to Social Security and Medicare as if it was their money. Nothing could be further from the truth.After the first three...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Planning Commission makes mockery of process

Why don’t La Plata County commissioners just admit to their constituents that they are opposed to planning in La Plata County and want to allow everyone to rape and pillage the county?The second...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

‘Sustainable development’ is creeping cancer

There is a cancer creeping over our country. It is disguised in warm, fuzzy terms; it’s skewed so that if you disagree, you are anti-environment. “We want to protect our wildlife and open spaces,...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Planning Commission is doing its appointed job

Well, the Planning Commission is doing its job, and I would imagine that no one is surprised that local Democrat activists Denise Bohemier, Josh Joswick and Gary Skiba are up in arms and demanding...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Barbarians at gate trying to destroy democracy

Is democracy dead in La Plata County? One would think so considering how the county Planning Commission is currently gutting the draft comprehensive plan that has been developed over the last two...

DATE: July 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

‘Silent majority’ needs to weigh in on comp plan

What is currently going on with the La Plata County Planning Commission is just an example of the divisiveness happening nationwide at all levels of government. On one extreme, there is a group of...

DATE: July 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Make each party responsible for half the debt

The only sure way to get the federal debt issue resolved quickly is to cut the dollar excess in half and let each side take responsibility for their half. This would likely result in conservatives...

DATE: July 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Environmental groups cannot ignore population

A recent encounter in my hometown of Durango left me delighted at youthful idealism and appalled at what college biology must be teaching.A member of Greenpeace argued – with a straight face – that...

DATE: July 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Pay tribute to our heroes, not just Winehouse

I understand the media frenzy and tributes pouring in concerning the tragic death of the 27-year-old entertainer Amy Winehouse. But what I don’t understand is the total lack of tributes for our...

DATE: July 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Protect San Juan’s treasured roadless areas

For many years I’ve been hunting, fishing and backpacking in the San Juan National Forest. One of the most spectacular forests in the country, it supports healthy populations of everything from elk...

DATE: July 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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