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Letter: Lodgers tax: Good. This version? Bad.

Be careful what you wish, or vote, for. I’m a very strong advocate for the lodgers tax, just not the one we’re voting on. The idea is sound but, the percentage allocations are way off. Perhaps the...

DATE: March 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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DATE: March 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Only half of stimulus is for COVID-19

In response to Jeff Wagner’s letter (March 9, “No one is instilling fear, depriving rights”) that response is an attempt to instill fear and deprive her (Eileen Wright , March 3, “Government...

DATE: March 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Youssef offers integrity, thoughtfulness

As a city councilor and mayor over the past four years, Melissa Youssef has made good on her promise of transparent and trustworthy leadership. She has demonstrated time and again that she is a...

DATE: March 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Lodgers tax is ‘wolf in sheep’s clothing’

There are fundamental flaws in the lodger’s tax proposal. The major flaw is that it will be a tax increase in perpetuity. This “forever” tax increase allocates 55% to bring substantially more...

DATE: March 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Furtney knows how to prioritize what matters

Don’t miss this opportunity to elect Seth Furtney to City Council. We’ve known Seth and his wife Jody for enough years to know there is no more passionate, competent, committed duo in our...

DATE: March 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Buell is a voice for the real Durango

There is a very real chance that City Council could once again be filled with all 50-plus, retired, wealthy members. This is not a true representation of Durango. We need diversity on council and...

DATE: March 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Lodgers tax increase will help prevent ‘over-tourism’

Those opposing the lodgers tax give the same reason why you should vote “No” on Ballot Question 1-A: “We don’t need more tourists!” What most people don’t realize is that Sustainable Tourism...

DATE: March 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Stakeholders agreed to lodgers tax allocation

I am noticing many people voicing concern with the disproportionate amount of money in the proposed lodgers tax increase going toward tourism (versus transit and the arts). I am writing to urge...

DATE: March 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: ‘Freedom’ from viruses is a privilege, not a right

In a recent letter to the editor (March 24, “Mask mandates ignore reality”), the writer asks and answers, “Do we have the right to be free of any bacteria and/or viruses spread by others? No.” ...

DATE: March 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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You can read everything that appears on these printed ‘Opinion’ pages – and more – in our online edition at durangoherald.com/opinion. You can also find ‘Opinion’ content on our Facebook page,...

DATE: March 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Yes, we can regulate mask-wearing

This is a response to Rebecca York’s mask letter (March 20, “Mask mandates are absurd”). I have sympathy for people who resent the mask mandate. I really bristle being told what to do or what I...

DATE: March 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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