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Don’t be fooled by Building Durango’s Future

Shame on the slate of school board candidates marketing themselves as Building Durango’s Future. They are trying to con you into voting for them by falsely claiming that Durango’s schools h...

Mercy must address loss of staff members

I was blessed to relocate to La Plata County in 1980 and have now lived here for over half my life. As a Community Bank CEO, I was asked to participate in many endeavors, but I kept my focu...

Don’t vote for Hill for 9-R school board

I understand that Richard “Dean” Hill is running for the Durango School District 9-R board. Wow! In my opinion, the absolute worst thing that could occur would be for the voters of Durango t...

These candidates can make a real difference at 9-R

Colorado’s woeful underfunding of our public schools, attributable mainly to the restrictions of the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights amendment, has had harmful effects across the state’s education...

Brown has proved value to District 9-R

When Erika Brown was appointed to fill the vacant school board seat in February 2020, the pool of volunteers was tiny, and the workload was enormous. Lucky for us, Erika has a history of pr...

9-R candidates pursuing right-wing agenda

I write to help “unmask” the extremist slate of three candidates (Richard “Dean” Hill, Donna Gulec and Kristine Paslay) seeking to take control of the Durango School District 9-R board. Tho...

Sod at Mason Center a mistake

My office is located near the Mason Center, so I frequently walk by there and have watched the development over the summer. A few weeks ago, I was walking across the grass area. I had a cha...

Move ahead with Brown, Petersen, Parmenter

I am writing this letter in support of Erika Brown, Andrea Parmenter and Rick Peterson. I have been a long-term substitute in the district and have had many conversations with teachers, para...

Hill best choice for voters in District C

This year voters are fortunate to have highly qualified candidates to fill vacancies on the Durango School District Board of Education, and 9-R certainly needs the wide range of skills, expe...

Candidates will serve interests of students

I am writing as a former La Plata County commissioner, who worked hard to represent the best interests of all our citizens. Durango School District 9-R needs a school board that works for a...

Petersen, Brown, Parmenter best qualified for board

Elections for school board candidates often receive too little attention, but they are among the most important offices on our ballots. Homeowners know that good schools are a top factor in ...

School board elections are not reality TV

The candidates featured on the “Building Durango’s Future” website are better suited for reality TV than they are to serve on an actual school board. The candidate from District E does not ...
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