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Medicare Advantage plans are very bad

Due to aggressive marketing, Medicare Advantage is becoming a bigger share of our Medicare system, now composing 34 percent of enrollees. Medicare Advantage plans receive more money from the...

DATE: March 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

It’s time to show the city what we think

Based on a costly, bogus survey mailed only to a select group, parks and recreation monies remain untouchable. I would argue street repairs would yield more return on investment than motors at Lake...

DATE: March 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

We need your support for property rights

The proposed county land-use code does not adequately protect the property rights of county citizens and is in direct violation of the Colorado Constitution. Our local citizens activist group –...

DATE: March 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

We can’t afford to turn down this sales tax hike

As the mayor of Durango, I have a positive outlook on issues that make a difference to the residents of my hometown. Historically, our town has burned many times and, like a phoenix, rises to be...

DATE: March 18, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Mayor

Herald editorial wrong on death penalty

The Durango Herald, as always, takes the liberal stand (“Abolish it ,” March 11). In the case of the death penalty, the focus is on the 150 executions of criminals rather than a focus on the 15,000...

DATE: March 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Ilhan Omar, AIPAC and me

I’ve been watching with more than a little interest the controversial statements about Israel and the Israel lobby by Ilhan Omar, a freshman Democratic congresswoman from the 5th District of...

DATE: March 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Baxter, Noseworthy to move city forward

I have met with Kim Baxter and Barbara Noseworthy multiple times at a local business. The owner and I don’t agree on the city’s 1A tax increase. I oppose 1A because the city is not prioritizing its...

DATE: March 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Rigging college not new for wealthy

One of the funniest stories I ever heard about the college admissions madness came from an independent consultant who was paid handsomely to guide families through it and increase the odds that...

DATE: March 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Noseworthy, Baxter best council choices

The city of Durango is facing some major financial issues. How to pay for them is the overriding problem. What is comforting to know is that there are two very strong City Council candidates, Kim...

DATE: March 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Marcos Wisner is perfect for council

After listening to the candidates for City Council, one person stood out to me as having unique qualifications for this important position. I’m voting for Marcos Wisner for the following reasons:...

DATE: March 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

These bills aid education, communities

The House Education Committee has heard a wide variety of bills this year, with many more on the horizon. As the chair, I am avoiding unfunded mandates, excessive red tape or bills that are simply...

DATE: March 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

New tax should wait for new council

I will vote no on Durango’s 1A ballot initiative to raise taxes to improve roads. We need better roads but my protest regards the lack of trust and arrogance the City Council (most members)...

DATE: March 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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