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Attorneys run our government

Dear Editor: A good example of how our county government chooses to operate became apparent at last Tuesdays BOCC meeting. Mr. Gottschalk got up to make public comment in connection…

Museum fundraising

Dear Editor: This is to solicit support from the community for the Pagosa History Museum fundraising effort scheduled for August 24th 11 am to be held at the Town Park.…

‘Nothing in this world is for free’

Dear Editor: By the time my God-daughter, Jasmine, graduated from college in 2012 with a degree in Occupational Therapy, she had accumulated an outstanding student loan debt of $39,000. Within…

Upset the entire Medicare system

Dear Editor: I believe that the use of the terminology, “Medicare for All,” is, at best, a misnomer. Medicare is a federal program designed for American citizens who have attained…

NIMA: ‘Only viable solution’

Dear Editor: When listening to democratic candidates discuss healthcare, it’s important to hear what they mean as opposed to what they say. Michael Bennet, who is sponsoring Medicare X, talks…

Celebrating Independence Day

Thursday and throughout the upcoming weekend, we will celebrate our many freedoms. Along with those freedoms, we celebrate the hard work, talent and accomplishments of our friends and neighbors when…

Improved Medicare for All

Dear Editor: A new Harris Poll found that only 16 percent of U.S. residents believe health insurance corporations put patients before profits. Pharmaceutical companies (9 percent), hospitals (23 percent) and…

Hotel guilt trip

Dear Editor: Traveling a bit more than usual lately. Reading lots of articles about how much to tip the hotel maid. The “suggested tip” has risen to $5 per night…

Religious intolerance round three

Dear Editor: In 2012 Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips was sued by the Colorado Civil Rights Division (CCRD) for refusing to bake a wedding cake, for a gay couple, because…

Electoral College

Dear Editor: Ever since President Trump was elected President, the Electoral College has come under attack. In 15 states politically dominated by Democrats, the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPV)…