Opinion

Salazar represents western Colorado well

John Salazar has been a strong and independent voice for Southwest Colorado and the Western Slope. He has effectively represented the diverse interests of our region and our communities.Rep....

DATE: Oct. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Herald should fix distortions in letters

While the title of this page is “Opinion,” too many readers take the opportunity to twist and distort the underlying facts beyond recognition before offering their “opinion.” Without comment from...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Corrupt Congress ensures a trip to polls

Ask yourself this, would you sign a mortgage that your grandchildren must pay for without knowing the terms, the amount, the payment and the interest rate without reading the fine print? Well,...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Prepare for the future: Vote ‘yes’ on 3A

Times are tough, and money is tight. We all know this. Education is vital. There is no argument there, either. Every major political candidate uses education as a major part of his or her platform....

DATE: Oct. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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

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