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See purple, and on Saturday, high fashion

This October, I’d like to invite you to look at the world through lavender glasses. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and it is a time to remember, support and honor survivors of...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Commissioner choice could not be clearer

Consider La Plata County without oversight, if we were to “get out of the way.” How about a gas compressor at your back door, or a gravel pit in your neighborhood, or drilling in the Fruitland...

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

Root is a true independent candidate

I have known Ken Root for more than five years. The last four, we skied together weekly. We have had many discussions on our trips to and from Durango Mountain Resort. I find Ken bright,...

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

Ballot measures would wreck education

Like many, we bravely ventured into parenthood amid our own growing up and building our lives together. Neither of us really knew what we were in for nor could we imagine the incredible and often...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Vote ‘yes’ on 3A; ‘no’ on 60, 61 and 101

I am a retired resident of Durango and have no children or grandchildren in our 9-R schools. However, as a concerned citizen, I am strongly in favor of the upcoming mill levy override for the...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

League offering forums on ballot issues

In this election, Colorado voters will be asked to vote on nine statewide ballot issues. Several would result in dramatic changes to the Colorado Constitution, and should be afforded careful...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Problem is obesity in adults, not just kids

Obesity in kids is a fast-growing epidemic that has captivated the media, the medical community and, of course, politicians. September is the first-ever “National Childhood Obesity Awareness...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Tea partiers good people, wrong drummer

The majority of people in the United States are justifiably angry about the economic and cultural path our country is taking, but that path can be altered by grass-roots populist demands.Most...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

O’Donnell is focused on relevant issues

Hunting seasons are upon us, but one of my hunting buddies is too busy to join us for our elk hunt in the San Juan Mountains this year. Brian O’Donnell instead is running to represent all of us in...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Baizel best qualified to be commissioner

Learning the virtues of politics by listening to parents of different political persuasions, by all accounts, I should be an unaffiliated voter. But one of the lessons learned early on was that...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

It is time for Tipton; Salazar has failed

Scott Tipton is the true fiscal conservative running for the U.S. House of Representatives in the 3rd District of Colorado. He will help end Washington’s runaway spending and reduce our taxes.Let’s...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Maybe immigration problem backwards

Walking past Maria's Bookshop the other day, a book titled The Borders Within caught my eye. It was on sale for $3, reduced from $45. I thumbed through the book, and this passage caught my eye:...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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