Opinion

Aichele far superior for county treasurer

One candidate for La Plata County treasurer is clearly more qualified, in my opinion, as a financial professional. Compare them. Allison Aichele’s MBA and accounting degrees, plus her background in...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Aichele falsely claims accomplishments

I am quite disturbed by Allison Aichele taking credit for modernizing the county treasurer’s office. That claim is gross embellishment at best, and leaning toward intentional misrepresentation. In...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Scared Democrats smearing Paul Jones

Paul Jones and the groundswell of Democrats, Republicans and independents who are coming together to challenge politics-as-usual have the party establishments running very scared. That’s why the...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Your editorial was extremely offensive

I found your editorial, “Not a good sign,” published in the Herald Oct. 26, to be extremely offensive, both in content and tone. To trivialize the importance of the upcoming election by comparing...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Is the Herald a Ballantine marionette?

I just read your endorsement of Walker Stapleton for Colorado governor, and though I do not share his position on any issue, I take strong issue with the basis for your endorsement. I typically...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Tell city: come back with better tax plan

Durango City Councilor Dick White emailed me recently and stated “I recall infrastructure investments as a campaign issue when I first ran in 2011.” So here we are seven years later and the city is...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Mitsch Bush is not extreme, she’s good

I am concerned about the false allegations against Diane Mitsch Bush which have appeared in our mailboxes and on television. She believes government should do more to help people, but using trigger...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

You can’t fight this terrorism with hatred

Last week’s terrorist attempt to murder political leaders and other prominent individuals must be condemned by all Americans. In my opinion, the most unpatriotic thing an American can do is to hate...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Aichele has all the treasurer credentials

I am writing in support of Allison Aichele for La Plata County treasurer. The job of treasurer is one that requires a background in financial management and accounting. Aichele has that. Her...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Keep Durango affordable — no new taxes

If you want to make Durango more unaffordable for those on fixed incomes and people making low wages vote for the city tax increase. If ensuring that all Durangoans can afford to live here for the...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

City tax-increase request is fatally vague

I urge you to vote NO on the city of Durango ballot issue 2A requesting to increase Durango sales and property taxes. I have worked in the transportation construction industry for 45-plus years and...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

I am voting for the geek: Allison Aichele

Too often in this political climate, we must wade through the rampant hyperbole, half-truths, mistruths, and out-and-out lies as we choose between those running for office. This unfortunate state...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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