Vote Smith for county coroner

I had the pleasure and privilege of meeting Janis "Jann" Smith about four months ago. Never having met a coroner before, I was amazed that this lovely, soft spoken, and articulate woman chooses to...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2014 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Ad targeting Brown is ludicrous

There is a political advertisement on TV that is blatantly inaccurate and tries to tarnish J. Paul Brown's reputation.  The $200,000 figure is totally wrong, and those benefiting from Animal Damage...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2014 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Calvary Church thanks Pine Valley Foursquare

On behalf of Betty Abernathy's church family here at Calvary Presbyterian, I wanted to publicly thank our wonderful sisters and brothers at Pine Valley Foursquare for their graciousness and help...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2014 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Morrissey is best choice for treasurer

A letter to the editor in the Durango Herald on Sept. 10 by Linda Daley referenced me. This letter was in support of a candidate whom I do not support. I would like people to know that I support...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2014 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Sheriff Schirard has honesty, experience

I have known Duke Schirard for many years. He was always helpful, honest and caring as marshal of Bayfield. He did a great job. I also have had real-estate business dealing with Duke, and again he...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2014 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Bayfield Farmers Market appreciated

For me, a glad day arrives in June when the Bayfield Farmers Market opens at the park next to the Los Pinos River off Highway 160. A sad day arrives when the Market ends its season in October. At...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2014 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Gardner desperate, support Udall

It is difficult to understand how a man can be seeking to serve us in the highest of public offices and yet tarnish the very same legacy of public service the current officeholder and his family...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2014 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Sales tax increase in Bayfield makes economic sense

OK, nobody likes to pay more taxes, but the fact of the matter is the Town of Bayfield's streets are deteriorating, and the town needs money to fix them. So the town is asking for a one-percent...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2014 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Sean Smith would support the law

Two years ago, much of southern Colorado was on fire. Residents worked with fire departments to save homes and the lives of people and animals. After this, people who live in fear of their rights...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2014 | CATEGORY: Opinion

League of Women Voters holding candidate forum Oct. 9

The League of Women Voters invites all La Plata County residents to a forum for candidates for offices in La Plata County from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9 at the Durango City Council...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2014 | CATEGORY: Opinion

We know where J. Paul Brown stands

We are in support of J. Paul Brown as Colorado State Rep. for District 59. We have known and done business with J. Paul since he moved to Ignacio. Our children attended school together and they...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2014 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Kansas reader likes her Times

I'm so happy you are still publishing your great little paper! I'm always delighted when it arrives in the mail. Keep up the good work!! If I was local I would love to do a column!! Selma Tacker...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2014 | CATEGORY: Opinion

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