Opinion

Elect those who will fix insurance woes

Our current health care system is out of control. In La Plata County, many farmers, small-business owners and individuals spend $25,000 to $45,000 per year in health insurance premiums and...

DATE: May 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Actually, it was bad air quality, Mom

Growing up in the Four Corners, I dug my hands deep into those coal beds at Peabody Coal Mine and hauled truckloads of coal to my grandmother’s home. The coal was to keep our home warm for the...

DATE: May 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Bring Ramos home, protect Dreamers

I am a veteran and a voter. The Durango Herald recently reported on a local businessman Edin Ramos being deported to Honduras (Herald, May 9 ). His crime was coming to America to seek a better...

DATE: May 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Some facts in light of letter to the editor

Regarding Edward Packard’s letter (Herald, April 23 ), the government at various levels has failed miserably in mass shootings in Parkland, the church shootings in Charleston and Texas, the Waffle...

DATE: May 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Celebrate the miraculous recovery of Israel

Israel! A modern-day miracle! Nineteen hundred years ago in AD 70, the Roman emperor Nero completely destroyed the city of Jerusalem. The Jewish people were dispersed into every nation. Against all...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Don’t blame energy industry for ozone

The Energy Council takes issue with April 24 Herald story, “La Plata County receives an ‘F’ for ozone levels.” The story implies that the reason for unhealthy ozone days is emissions from power...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Paper disrespects families in tragedies

There are no words that can explain the disregard the Herald has for their community. When a death occurs, especially that of a child, it is not a front page news story. There are people, emotions...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Registration open for Ouray art show

Online registration is open through June 25 for the Artists’ Alpine Holiday 58th Annual Juried Art Exhibit. Categories include; oil/acrylic, watercolor, drawing & printmaking, pastel, mixed media,...

DATE: May 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

The media is not all liberal journalists

I was surprised that the Herald gave Mike Sigman front and center on the opinion page (May 5 ) to do what he does all the time: complain about liberals. As readers of the Herald well know, Mike is...

DATE: May 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Lachelt earned the respect of community

In the early 1990s, oil and gas drilling was exploding across La Plata County with new wells popping up everywhere. I was part of a citizens group trying desperately to mitigate the effects on...

DATE: May 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

All welcome to come view powerful film

Here’s my guilty little secret: I did not know that the Equal Rights Amendment has not been ratified. I am not alone because apparently the vast majority of the population thinks as I do. I have...

DATE: May 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Local voters still can’t see Colorado TV

So, here we are on another election cycle forced to watch ads for people we cannot vote for. Meantime, the “demise” of the Denver Post has added to the problem of Colorado voters having sources...

DATE: May 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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