Opinion

City can’t be trusted with committee

Recently, the City Council approved the formation of a long-term finance committee, based on a flawed proposal by the city manager. Thankfully, Melissa Youssef, alone, advocated for withholding...

DATE: March 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Electoral College there for a reason

I am quite upset about our Democrat-controlled Legislature voting to give up our influence in national elections by trying to do away with the Electoral College. They simply don’t understand the...

DATE: March 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Noseworthy has experience for council

The perfect resume for city councilor includes many qualities, educational accomplishments and experience, but one extremely important factor across the slate is each candidate’s experience with...

DATE: March 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Jack Turner just right for LPEA board

A vote for Jack Turner is a vote for a cleaner energy future at the La Plata Electric Association. Energy technologies are changing rapidly, requiring knowledge and experience to navigate the...

DATE: March 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Noseworthy and Baxter did homework

When voting for city councilors, we must consider Durango’s current needs as well as our vision for our future. Candidates Barbara Noseworthy and Kim Baxter provide positive answers to both...

DATE: March 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Noseworthy and Baxter can fix the city

I support Barbara Noseworthy and Kim Baxter for City Council because they are skillful, thoughtful, and both want to fix our financial situation. Both have the financial and executive backgrounds...

DATE: March 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Shame on Herald for school reporting

Shame on the Durango Herald and the anonymous parent who felt it necessary to “skip to the front of the line” and sensationalize the Durango High school student activity on March 15 (“Balloon game...

DATE: March 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

‘Medicare for all’ bill shines in Congress

I have been involved in providing primary care medical care for 32 years and have encountered many ways that our medical system is failing. The costs of insurance, medications and many aspects of...

DATE: March 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Rep. John Lewis is a hero for all times

On Sunday, Feb. 24, I unexpectedly heard from a real hero, Rep. John Lewis of Georgia. He made a short presentation at the Academy Awards. In this age where many are called heroes, John Lewis is...

DATE: March 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter writer way off base on lands act

Patrick McKay’s recent letter, “This lands act is a disingenuous grab ” (March 11), is so full of errors and misinformation that a response is critical. Contrary to the claim that the Colorado...

DATE: March 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

City could fix streets without the tax hike

Pay attention and think carefully before voting on 1A. We have heard that if 1A doesn’t pass, streets will deteriorate and will need to be reconstructed rather than maintained, costing taxpayers...

DATE: March 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

This oil and gas bill is massive overreach

Natural gas and oil production does a lot for our state. From supporting over 200,000 jobs to providing revenue for government services, our lives are enriched thanks to our energy industry. I...

DATE: March 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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