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Current fire district funding structure is unfair

It is unfortunate that The Durango Herald has come out with a negative recommendation for Ballot issue 4A (Oct. 9). The current operating agreement between the Durango Fire Department, the Hermosa...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Vote yes on 3A to support Ignacio schools, community

I urge everyone to check and make sure you are listed as an active voter at www.govotecolorado.com to ensure you will receive a ballot in the mail and your voice be heard. Ballot Issue 3A will...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Purchasing A-LP water a one-time opportunity that shouldn’t be missed

It has been stated repeatedly that “water is the lifeblood of the West.” Yet there are many of us who take our water supply for granted because it is readily available at the turn of a tap or...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Fire-district issue is about streamlining to maintain service

The editorial regarding ballot issue 4A presents some important facts but misses others and, most importantly, draws the wrong conclusion (Herald, Oct. 9). The proposal is both fair and warranted...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Carlson will help make school more fun for kids

Vote for Suzanne F. Carlson for school board. My mom is the best for school board because she will set the schools straight. She is my mom, so please elect her for the school board! Here are some...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

While it is a Band-Aid, Prop. 103 can stop schools from bleeding

I agree with The Durango Herald’s editorial on Proposition 103 (Oct. 10). The Durango School Board met on Oct. 11, and Floyd Patterson said he would like to endorse 103. There was very thoughtful...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Fire district asking little compared with all it gives

I am ashamed and disappointed by the misleading information surrounding the opposition to 4A. Specifically, the Herald’seditorial “Say no to Ballot Issue 4A” (Oct. 9), which referred to the measure...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Vote ‘yes’ on 2A and 4A

There are two public service issues on the Nov. 1 ballot that will affect every Durango resident.Approval of ballot issue 2A would authorize the city to borrow $4 million at an interest rate of...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Support DFRA to ensure high-caliber emergency service

A year and a half ago, my husband suffered a traumatic brain injury while riding his bicycle down Hesperus Hill. I am happy to report that he has made a complete recovery. A key factor in his...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Consolidated fire district is common-sense answer

The ballots are in the mail to voters, and I urge all residents to vote “yes” on Ballot Issue 4A. This ballot issue is a result of extensive community input since 2006 and the recommendations of a...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

The sky must be falling in Ignacio schools

It would seem the sky is falling here in Ignacio. The roof leaks at the high school. It has leaked in the hallways for as long as I can remember – but not the classrooms. Maybe this was a new...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Community should pay equally for equal service

There is no question that the quality of the fire and ambulance services our community receives today is far better because of Durango Fire & Rescue Authority. Look at response times; look at the...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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