Opinion

I’m taking ethics, truth to the voting box

Brad Blake has done a pretty good job as a county commissioner. I think he gives a voice to many, mostly rural residents. I’m inclined to think he should retain his seat as a county commissioner....

DATE: Nov. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Vote for Unger to kill the Kill Committee

Don Coram likes to portray himself as a moderate – a nice guy working for the good of Coloradans. It’s true that he has sponsored some good legislation, such as expanding broadband for rural areas....

DATE: Nov. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Diane Mitsch Bush won’t sell you out

I first met Diane Mitsch Bush early in her campaign. I expected the meeting, with a working class nobody like myself, to last a few minutes. It lasted almost two hours. During the meeting, I asked...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Not so fast with the marijuana, please

On Nov. 6, 2012, Colorado voters elected to legalize marijuana for recreational use statewide, becoming the first state in America to do so. Six years later, the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

We can fight climate change with policy

The Oct. 17 column on climate change by Robert Samuelson is overly pessimistic. First, we do have the technologies to almost eliminate the use of fossil fuels for all types of energy use. The cost...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Our energy comes from sacred places

Energy is everywhere. It’s in the electronics we use, the vehicles we drive, the things we eat, and even the clothes we wear. Even though energy is essential to our livelihoods, there exists a...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Scott Tipton is excellent on healthcare

In our current status of political polarization, we are facing an important midterm election. The positions of many candidates are shifting to become more strident and extreme. This is certainly...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Pine River library needs our support

The award-winning Pine River library serves as a community center where people of all ages come together to work, play, learn and thrive. In addition to offering an incredible selection of books,...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Why are you not as repulsed as I am?

I need help, as a person who thinks our society and its systems should operate by some moral and ethical standards. So, to all of you conservatives out there; you that believe in conservative...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Check out treasurer’s qualifications

Elected officials should be held to high standards in ethics, experience, commitment and accountability. I usually abstain from sharing my opinion on candidates and turn to their resumes, but I...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Indivisible Durango makes ballot picks

We are proud to represent over 900 progressive members here in La Plata County. We have been unbelievably active for 22 months, calling and visiting our Congressional leaders, rallying, protesting...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Ignore the wave, support Wayne Williams

There’s a Republican on your ballot that I, a lifelong Democrat, believe deserves your vote: Wayne Williams for secretary of state. Even if you are inclined to go with the (blue) wave, take a pause...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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