Letters to the Editor

Lachelt, McLachlan won’t turn backs on county residents

Thanks to Colorado’s Senate State Affairs Committee for killing House Bill 1159, Rep. J. Paul Brown’s attempt to limit La Plata County residents in their right to vote. Brown was quoted in the...

DATE: March 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Republicans exempt men from moralistic abstinence message

Concerning the health and rights of women, it matters not which of the current Republican presidential candidates opposes President Obama in November. Their rhetoric truly is not about religious...

DATE: March 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Guide especially useful for first-time voters

The League of Women Voters of La Plata County has delivered almost 1,500 copies of Electing the President, a guide outlining all one needs to know about the presidential election process, to all...

DATE: March 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Recent stories have been informative, uplifting

The Herald staff is to be congratulated on the stellar articles in recent issues. Of particular note were those on Scott Hagler and the Bach Festival (March 16), the article on EHarmony (March 17),...

DATE: March 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Herald bias revealed in coverage of Pace, Tipton

The old dudes’ Wednesday lunch bunch all agreed that Debbie Marquart nailed a clear cut, concise take on the leftist-progressive stance of the Herald (Letters, March 4). She warned, rightfully,...

DATE: March 25, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Approval of franchise agreement good for LPEA and Durango

Approval of the franchise agreement between the city of Durango and the La Plata Electric Association on the April 3 mail-in ballot is in the best interest of the city of Durango and its...

DATE: March 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Bayfield, Ignacio to hold town elections on April 3

On Tuesday, April 3, Bayfield and Ignacio will elect mayors and Town Board members.In Bayfield, the mayoral candidate will be running unopposed. There are four candidates running for three...

DATE: March 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

FLC should have conversation about program cuts

Fort Lewis College is in the midst of making some very wrong turns down some bewildering paths. From my understanding, FLC still claims the liberal arts title, however, the decisions being made are...

DATE: March 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Denial is easier than accepting truth about Sept. 11

In August 2011, Sen. Dick Durbin made a statement on Jon Stewart’s “The Daily Show” that there will always be wars fought abroad by the United States, and recently, a neighbor asked me to be on the...

DATE: March 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Prosecuting violence against animals is important

The recent conviction of Louis Lucero was a grim reminder of the connection between the abuse of animals and the abuse of people. Kudos to the prosecutor who charged Lucero with felony animal abuse...

DATE: March 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Vote for those who will protect womens’ rights

Conservative Christians have a goal to eliminate family-planning programs, all forms of birth control and abortions (even after rape or when the mother’s life is at risk). Current GOP candidates...

DATE: March 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Commissioner candidates should be commended for running

Congratulations to Dr. Harry Baxstrom and thanks to Roger Pennington.At the La Plata County Republican Assembly, these two gentlemen put their names forward for the county commissioner seat in...

DATE: March 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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