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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

Walsworth is better choice for treasurer

Do your part to help La Plata County reconcile the books. I've been told they're a mess -here's the solution: Vote for Tim Walsworth for treasurer in the upcoming primary election on June 26!...

DATE: June 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Bayfield Middle School students shouldn't apologize for newspaper article

In response to the May 22 article, "Bayfield Middle School students apologize for article in school newspaper." I left the May 22 school board meeting feeling perplexed and shocked. Why were...

DATE: June 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Hickenlooper made correct call on autopsy reports for minors

Courtesy Pueblo Chieftain Gov. John Hickenlooper stood for the public's right to know last week when he vetoed a bill that would have prevented access to autopsy reports of minors. The Colorado...

DATE: June 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

We need to end partisan war together

A prominent presenter recently said there's a civil war in the U.S. So far it's a cold war, with few fatalities. The sides haven't taken up arms yet. Like all wars it's disagreeable for all, which...

DATE: June 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Hold legislators liable for health care

Our current healthcare system is out of control. In La Plata County, many farmers, small business and individuals spend $25,000 to $45,000 per year in health insurance premiums and deductibles....

DATE: June 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Marshal thanks church, community for the support

This past week was National Police, Week which gave me an opportunity to show my appreciation for all of the hard work, dedication and accomplishments of the deputies of the Bayfield Marshal's...

DATE: May 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Metro board election was sad day for Forest Lakes

The first true election in the last 16 years for Forest Lakes Metro Board of Directors positions was recently held. The subdivision overwhelmingly voted for the status quo. After residing in...

DATE: May 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

BHS grandfather appreciates Joel Priest

This Wolverine granddad, of David Hawkins, would like to say "many thanks" to Joel Priest for his excellent - and tireless - coverage of Bayfield High sports. Doug Porter Durango

DATE: May 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

May is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

By San Juan Basin Public Health May is designated as National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month and locally we have much to celebrate. Significant progress in teen pregnancy rates has been achieved...

DATE: May 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion