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Letter: Buell will represent businesses, families

One of Jessika Buell’s advantages over other candidates is that she is extremely well-balanced. She is an incredibly savvy, successful businesswoman and still leads with the heart and passion of a...

DATE: March 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Furtney, Herald whitewashed his crimes

After four years of Trump’s lies, we must not stay silent when a politician lies or whitewashes his crimes. In the March 22 League of Women Voters’ candidates’ forum, Seth Furtney said that he was...

DATE: March 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Lodgers tax should benefit housing, transit

Sure, it’s great to collect other people’s (tourists’) money, but to spend it wisely is something altogether different. I question why no one on City Council (save Barbara Noseworthy) thought it...

DATE: March 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Let’s have a conversation about rights

And Boulder makes seven. This year. How many more? At what point in time will unfettered supporters of the Second Amendment come to the realization that they’re overtly and regularly failing to...

DATE: March 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Engineer Bosmans will help city make better decisions

Over the past several years, the City of Durango has accomplished much. The City Council has also made some costly engineering mistakes. All well-meaning people, the City Council has had to rely...

DATE: March 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Lodgers tax plan fails to meet city needs

The lodgers tax increase, if passed, will have no end date, and the allocations - 55% to market tourism, 20% for transit, and 14% for the arts and culture - will be permanent, leaving only 11% to...

DATE: March 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Youssef offers leadership, accountability

Melissa Youssef is an experienced leader and financially competent member of our City Council. I serve as a volunteer on the Strategy & Long-Term Finance Advisory Board, where Melissa has been the...

DATE: March 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Be careful what you ask for in lodgers tax

Durangoans who are supportive of the proposed lodgers tax increase should consider the adverse effects that increased marketing can cause. Moab, Utah has a similar fee called the Transient Room...

DATE: March 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: CDC web page offers accurate information

In the recently published editorial policy statement on Letters to the Editor, I saw no statement of policy regarding publication of content that is verifiably incorrect. An example is Daniel...

DATE: March 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Rita Warfield was an asset to Durango police

Cmdr. Rita Warfield has been an asset to the Durango Police Department. I want to thank her for her compassion, wisdom and tenacity. I know she has helped me and I am a better person because of...

DATE: March 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Vote ‘Yes’ on lodgers tax initiative

The Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Event (IHBC) is in favor of the lodgers tax increase because it would help special events like us and others to receive marketing funds from the city for expansion...

DATE: March 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Foolish to think we can control a virus? Not.

Thank you for printing the letter from Daniel Wilson (March 13, “Nothing prevents death except becoming a Borg”). I think it’s important to know the people around us who are both stupid and...

DATE: March 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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