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‘Please, America. Stop being blindly tribal in politics’

Political parties seem to be increasingly hijacking whatever garners votes and keeps them in power. So-called “patriotism” and the U.S. flag have nearly become more symbolic of right-wing ex...

‘When you vote, keep eye on prize’

Fallacy No. 1: Lifetime terms lead to fair, honest judges. As we see with some U.S. Supreme Court justices, lifetime terms actually lead to much greater corruption, more decisions unfair and...

‘More than new immigrants who are better off’

The local Republican Party leader said that only illegal aliens were better off now than when Joe Biden took office. That man is so wrong. During the last three years, unemployment has dropp...

‘Conservation should come from locals most affected’

I write to you as a concerned citizen, who has been actively involved in rallying opposition against the proposal of the Dolores River Canyons National Monument. Since February 20, our petit...

‘Fascist running to keep himself out of prison’

Hyperbole it is not. It’s clear the leading candidate for the Republican nomination for president is a fascist. Criminally indicted, he is running to keep himself out of prison. And the Repu...

‘Majority must vote, break Electoral College logjam’

Thank you to the letter writer for reporting Jack Posobiec’s speech at the 2024 Conservative Political Action Conference meeting. It’s so horrific it must be noted again. Posobiec’s words: “...

‘Same forces’ at papers, family ski areas

Another part of what made Southwest Colorado special, affordable skiing in our backyard, will soon be no more. Hesperus Ski Area will remain closed through the 2024 to 2025 season. Our paper...

‘Hunters, anglers lost a strong advocate’

As a lifelong hunter and angler, and a wildlife biologist who worked for 23 years for the Colorado Division of Wildlife, I was honored to be appointed to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Comm...

‘National monument would not take lands away’

The news story on March 4 regarding the proposed national monument for the Dolores motivated me to share my thoughts on this important issue. Our shared public lands are a great asset to our...

‘Nobody in charge’ at Durango Post Office

I’ve recently found that the U.S. Postal Service takes no responsibility for any of its actions. My package disappeared prior to being delivered to my mailbox and the powers that run the Dur...

‘Elect Sean Murray as next district attorney’

I am a local criminal prosecutor. I want to share my experience and why we ought to elect Sean Murray as our next district attorney. I am speaking on my own personal behalf and not in any wa...

‘Former Party of Personal Responsibility has fallen’

One recent letter writer carries on the great GOP tradition of – ahem – “misspeaking” when defending his Mango Messiah from the natural consequences of his actions. He blames Democrats for “...
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