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Ohman: Steam, smoke and Snowdown

When I was the Special Sections editor at The Durango Herald from 2008-2010, I was driving into town from home near Purgatory. I happened upon the Snowdown Balloon Race launch as the train s...

LPEA candidate Purser responds to critical letter

John Witchel, speaking as an LPEA board member, accused me of factual inaccuracies in my candidate statement. Let’s look at those supposed inaccuracies. He stated LPEA has no plans to genera...

Turn old high school into teacher housing

Thank you so much for Jonathan Thompson’s column on May 12 about the Zoom Boom and the issue of affordable housing in Durango (“Housing prices are over the moon”). Thompson is correct that ...

Support working families through tax policy

This tax day, our elected leaders need to finally do right by our community and economy by passing tax policies that lift up working families, women and communities of color, not the super w...

Barbara McLachlan: Advancing equity legislation will help marginalized communities

In the last few weeks, the Colorado House of Representatives has made national headlines for all the wrong reasons. Twice now, there have been high-profile incidents of Republican legislator...

Vote for Ted Compton, Tim Wheeler for LPEA board

La Plate Electric Association’s mission as a member owned co-op is to serve our community, instead of optimizing shareholders profits. Therefore it is important to vote for candidates who ha...

Members should decide if LPEA should leave Tri-State

Perhaps the most controversial decision for the La Plata Electric Association board is the potential buyout of its contract with Tri-State Generation and Transmission. To date, the current ...

Tim Wheeler gets results on LPEA board

Over the last three years, our current La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) Board of Directors has achieved massive results. They steered us through a CEO transition that positively transfo...

Can philanthropists aid in affordable housing efforts?

Recently, the city’s Parks and Recreation amenities have generated several headline stories in The Durango Herald, including one about Durango Mesa Park and the philanthropic contribution...

Nonprofit’s activity in LPEA race is not fair

When a large nonprofit endorses and funds a campaign for candidates in the La Plata Electric Association elections, that seems corrupt to me. It may be legal but it’s not fair or right, and ...

Rare plant also grows in rock garden

What a terrific column Andy Gulliford wrote about citizen scientists Al and Betty Schneider (May 8, “Botanists discover Four Corners plants”). And there’s more to the story. The tiny sunflow...

Re-elect Tim Wheeler to LPEA board

I have two friends running for La Plata Electric Association director in District 4, tearing my loyalty since they are both good men. But I’ll cast my vote for the incumbent, Tim Wheeler, w...
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