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U.S. has become meaner, uglier, more racist under Trump's presidency

The 4th of July is approaching, and we're a year and a half into "restoring" American greatness. So how's it going? Admittedly, I just can't see that a mentality of victimhood, resentment, and...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Community Connections wishes to thank Sky Ute Casino

On May 24, Community Connections, Inc. participated in the Sky Ute Casino Resort's and Southern Ute Tribe's 19th Money Booth. CCI was among a handful of area not-for-profit organizations to benefit...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Clean energy is a win-win for Colorado

Like most Coloradans, I am interested in seeing our state transition toward a clean renewable energy economy. Benefits include lower energy costs, lower greenhouse gas emissions, better health, and...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Downtown Durango has benefitted from Walsworth's experience

My wife and I are business owners in downtown Durango and we work with the Durango Business Improvement District (BID) on a regular basis. BID helps my business, as well as all businesses downtown...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Support Hanlon for U.S. House

For the past three elections, Colorado's 3rd Congressional District has been a graveyard for the Democratic Party. 2012: Scott Tipton 53 percent of the vote, Sal Pace 41 percent. 2014: Scott Tipton...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Hold Aichele accountable for problems in county treasurer's office

In regards to the upcoming primary election for La Plata County Treasurer, I would like to make the important distinction between speaking "negatively" of an elected official versus holding one...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Walsworth has the leadership skills needed for treasurer's office

I met Tim Walsworth while serving on the board of the United Way of Southwest Colorado many years ago. While on the board, Tim reinforced the importance of financial integrity and transparency for...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Foundation accepting donations to help those affected in fire

By Briggen Wrinkle The Community Foundation The 416 Fire is on everybody's mind. Our community is in crisis. Everyone's experience will be different. There are so many people working behind the...

DATE: June 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Southeastern residents honored Memorial Day

Friends and family assembled at the Allison-Tiffany Cemetery on May 28 for a Memorial Day service. Flags were placed on the graves of veterans and also placed on graves at the Tiffany Cemetery....

DATE: June 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Walsworth will be outstanding public servant

Tim Walsworth has been a business leader in the Durango community for over 15 years and will continue applying his leadership skills as a public servant for La Plata County. I have worked with Tim...

DATE: June 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Karl Hanlon deserves support in challenging Scott Tipton

Climate change is real and is a threat to our economy and our way of life. It's time we had a member of Congress who not only believes that climate change is real, but who will DO something about...

DATE: June 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Walsworth has experience to be treasurer

Allison Aichele is campaigning on her experience as La Plata County treasurer, a position that she has held since January 2015. But that experience is costing us, the taxpayers, $24,000 a year for...

DATE: June 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion