Opinion

Fort Lewis should offer organic farming focus

I attended the Fort Lewis Mesa community reunion and the Fort Lewis open house July 1-3. Our McKelvey family farmed there between Kline and Redmesa in the 1910s and 20s. While I don’t know much...

DATE: July 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Time for shift to peaceful cooperation

Ross A. Worley’s letter (Herald, July 6) was right on.It’s time for our country to change from military dominance to peaceful cooperation throughout the world.Mary Lou SwiftDurango

DATE: July 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Ford’s values serve as reminders to politicians

Betty Ford died last week, and I was deeply saddened by her passing. I was a lot younger when Betty Ford served as our first lady, yet even then, I admired her for seeming so down to earth in the...

DATE: July 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Show care: Protect wildlife from oil disasters

We should protect wildlife from oil disasters. I care for wildlife and you should also. If you don’t care, then there is something wrong.Mike RustadDurango

DATE: July 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Rodeo photo exhibit is not to be missed

One of the best-kept secrets in town is the photographic exhibit at the Reed Library at Fort Lewis College. “Riders of the West: Portraits from Indian Rodeo,” by Linda MacCannell, a well-known...

DATE: July 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Herald editorials are notoriously left-leaning

Dave Ohman’s letter to the editor (Herald, July 11) is probably an accurate testament in itself to the “balanced” reportage of the paper. The Herald publishes news from The Associated Press, which...

DATE: July 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

‘God’s holy oil’ could solve global energy woes

Reading Vi McCoy’s letter (Herald, July 3), a question came to mind: Where exactly does one get some of “God’s holy oil”? Is “God’s holy oil” supernaturally created from nothing? If so, maybe, as...

DATE: July 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Stop heavy-handed singletrack re-routes

Is it just me or have we lost the meaning of our local trails? It seems that recent trail work done by Trails 2000 is destroying the classic Durango singletrack by using heavy equipment to perform...

DATE: July 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Fourth festivities drew many downtown

I have never seen so many people downtown as were here for the Fourth of July festivities. I am glad it has been resurrected, and maybe it just needs a bit of tweaking.Maybe the Durango Area...

DATE: July 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Herald is relatively balanced in coverage

Since arriving in Durango just more than three years ago, I have been amused by all the name-calling aimed at our local daily newspaper. Not that Durango’s population is any more, or less, confused...

DATE: July 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Technology, loud voices prompt boycott

I write concerning two complaints I now have about the new Durango Public Library. Because of these problems, I am now on a “library boycott.”bAll the computers available for public use contain...

DATE: July 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Rapture could demonstrate loving God

In Vi McCoy’s letter “Gay marriage backers will answer to God,” she states that “closing in on us now is the rapture. Born-again Christians will disappear instantly to be in heaven with Jesus...

DATE: July 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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