Opinion

Trashing our planet three different ways

In this letter, I will address three types of pollution: oil in the ocean, trash along the sides of the roads andgraffiti on our buildings. Well, our government and the oil companies have finally...

DATE: June 10, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

McLachlan's dedication shows in students

I am writing in response to Barbara McLachlan's "A lesson for naysayers: Teachers work hard and face challenges for the kids" (Herald, June 6).I had the joy and privilege of having McLachlan as a...

DATE: June 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

True leader would unite country to fix spill

Regarding the editorial about the oil spill not being the president's fault (Herald, June 6), you should have been so diplomatic and sensible when editorializing about the previous...

DATE: June 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Blame networks and Nielson, not the FCC

As the 19th century humorist Josh Billings noted, "The trouble with most people isn't their ignorance, it's in knowin' so many things that just ain't so." A case in point is the notion that the...

DATE: June 8, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Obama needs to learn the Constitution

Obama's political organization has not acted to prevent illegal immigration across the U.S., highlighted by Arizona, New Mexico, California and Texas. The administration has not acted...

DATE: June 8, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Simple rules to make Main traffic better

Traffic on Main Avenue wouldn't be so bad if drivers would show a little courtesy to others.You could start by using your turn signals now and then. Next, get out of the left lane (aka the "passing...

DATE: June 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Durango respectful of military service

Recently, we had the opportunity to stay in Durango for several weeks. This was not our first visit to your town. Besides all the wonderful weather and landscapes, we again found your town of...

DATE: June 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Durango should cut prices for more business

So what's up with prices in Durango? Our lowest gasoline price on June 2 for unleaded was $2.82, but in Denver the lowest price was $2.35, a 47-cent difference - unbelievable but true! I know we...

DATE: June 6, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Herald ignored Durango High's graduation

I was surprised that no story about the May 28 Durango High graduation ceremony ran in the Herald. I was disappointed, as were, I'm sure, all the graduates and their families.I understand that much...

DATE: June 6, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Paul's views typical of ultra-radical right

It seems strange to me that Rand Paul, the self-described "tea party" candidate for the United States Senate seat from Kentucky, would make the news by being against parts of the 1964 Civil Rights...

DATE: June 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Border violence fueled by demand for drugs

It is a standard right-wing trope that people suffer from poverty because of lack of will, character or ambition. Such is their explanation for Mexico's heart-wrenching poverty. But this view is...

DATE: June 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Face the facts - vaccinations are safe

I read the story (Herald, May 25) about Andrew Wakefield, the British doctor who had the "groundbreaking" study linking autism to the measles, mumps and rubella vaccination. Many have tried to...

DATE: June 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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