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Fire mill levy would unfairly burden city taxpayers

A few questions for city residents concerning the Durango Fire Protection District: Should city residents vote ourselves a new tax to fund a service that will be at the same level with no change to...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Fire, rescue personnel need adequate funding to keep them safe

I have read all the letters about the pros and cons of Ballot Issue 4A. There are legitimate arguments to make on both sides. It is a close call. I believe we need to support 4A for the...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Carlson stands out from the crowd of 9-R candidates

I would like to recommend an exceptional candidate to the 9-R school board. Suzanne Carlson stands out from the crowd because she is absolutely passionate about the education, health, nutrition and...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Vote yes on 103 and elect Rodri, Mulkey and Carlson

As a former teacher, I would like to express my gratitude to both Julie Levy and Floyd Patterson for their support for Proposition 103. It sometimes isn’t easy or popular to do the right thing....

DATE: Oct. 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Necessity of funding hits home after emergencies

Having been a volunteer firefighter/ambulance driver in a small town for a number of years, I understand the naivety of those speaking out against Ballot Issue 4A. Until we’ve actually seen someone...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Ballot has one easy decision: Vote for Carlson

Decisions are always hard, but one decision that will not be hard on our ballot is to vote Suzanne Carlson for school board. She is thoughtful and fair. I have known her for several years and she...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Voters bombarded with misinformation about 4A

For six months, La Plata County voters have been bombarded with misinformation about Ballot Issue 4A.It has been repeatedly implied that city of Durango residents currently do not pay their fair...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Insurance costs could go up if 4A is defeated

Having 34 years of insurance agency experience and having served on the citizens committee that provided input to Durango Fire & Rescue Authority, I would like to offer the residents covered by...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Moran is well-spoken, thoughtful, experienced

We believe the Durango school board would be served well with the election of Stephanie Moran. Stephanie is an educator who is well-spoken, thoughtful and whose experience gives her high marks in...

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

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 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

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