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Letters: Sad watching Bettin, Youssef on City Council

Three of our city councilors – Mayor Dean Brookie, Chris Bettin and Melissa Youssef – are a real disappointment. Why are they so focused on having Amber Blake as our next city manager? Sure, there...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Liberals and leftists not at all the same

Peter Miesler’s letter, “The right wing adores an egotistical liar ” (July 26), seemed to equate leftism with liberalism. They are not the same, far from it. Allow me to make explain the...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Please, please, where is enforcement?

Please protect our downtown workers from noncompliance and outright rudeness. I have spoken to many Durango residents and workers literally sickened by the noncompliance of visitors. Numbers are...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Madrigal opponents reveal prejudice

Mr. Ilg and Mr. DeCelles, why are you both prejudiced again Texans? (letters, “Shop local, for city managers like Blake ,” July 29; “We can get a better person than a Texan ,” Aug. 11). Why is a...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Jose Madrigal is best for city manager

The next city manager will need to effectively deal with fixing financial controls, fill the leadership void, reduce spending growth and restore public trust. Jose Madrigal is a finalist and has a...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Just what are Brookie and Bettin up to?

What are Mayor Dean Brookie and Councilor Chris Bettin up to? With Councilors Kim Baxter and Barbara Noseworthy, we are finally seeing the necessary oversight of city financials and budgeting....

DATE: Aug. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: I can see clearly now – end the rhetoric

I manage to clear my head often of all the rhetoric that sometimes wants to overcome me. I’ve been trying to see things more objectively. Wouldn’t it be nice if we simply all cared about each other...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: If Trump’s your guy, don’t be surprised

After reading Daniel Roemer’s glowing review of President Trump, it became a matter of suppressed laughter (“Trump does just what he says he’ll do ,” July 27. I suppose if one approves of trillions...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Yes on National Popular Vote this fall

I am the president of the League of Women Voters of Colorado. Congressman John Lewis was a legend and icon for his many accomplishments, including his long-standing activism on behalf of voting...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Jose Madrigal’s right for next city manager

Major change in Durango government is needed. There have been plenty of city government issues that gives residents reason to be concerned. The city manager left after an ethics complaint was...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: We can get a better person than a Texan

As I looked at the finalists under consideration for Durango city manager, I remembered Steve Ilg’s eloquently crafted endorsement of Amber Blake for the position, and I re-read it (“Shop local,...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: From a peace walker to a freedom rider

I have heard you yelling your obscenities, breathed in the black smoke of your truck exhaust, felt my nerves perk as your barking dogs lunge at me, heard the heavy-handed honking of your horn,...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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