Opinion

Make yourself heard on climate change

On Saturday, I’m joining with friends, neighbors and community members at the Durango Farmers Market from 8 a.m. to noon. We’ll be contributing to a collaborative climate-action art project and...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

'Calling,' Colorado owe much to Morley

Arthur and Morley Ballantine took a chance on a 30-year-old ex-combat fighter pilot in 1973 and offered me the job of managing editor of The Durango Herald. At the time, I had a full six months of...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Support for center showed foresight

I am the youngest son of Dr. John F. Reed, former president of Fort Lewis College. I moved to Durango with my parents in the summer of 1962. In our first week in this new community, we were...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Morley's impact can only be hinted at

It was with genuine sorrow that I learned of Morley Ballantine’s death. Ann Butler’s review of Morley’s life (Herald, Oct. 11) was a credit to Morley and to the Herald. Many thanks. Morley had an...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

City made a mistake in losing Callies

The city made a big mistake in not keeping Rick Callies. Without him, many sporting events we love may disappear. It is Rick who organizes and marks courses for many running and bike races. How...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Peace Prize for a wartime president?

As the biggest U.S. war maker since George W. Bush, can President Barack Obama and the Nobel Peace Prize be said in the same sentence? It will be interesting to see how the White House frames this...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Make FLC steward of Old Fort Lewis

On Sept. 19, there was an article in the Herald regarding Colorado State University terminating its contract as a research affiliate at the Old Fort Lewis campus, the San Juan Basin Research...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Protect your access to public lands

It’s time for horsemen, mountain bikers and users of off-highway vehicles to speak up. The Beaver Meadows and Saul’s Creek riding areas are being threatened. Don’t think for a minute that your...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Roundabout threatens local restaurant

In the last election some of you might remember a vote to levy money for the expansion and rebuilding of Florida Road.Included in this expansion is room for bike lanes and walking routes, giving...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

There is more to the library than books

I was both amused and disturbed by Conrad Klaus’ letter to the editor (Herald, Oct. 7). He has obviously not visited the Durango Public Library lately.The majority of the residents in this...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

All rural neighborhoods now at risk

Attending the county commissioners’ Oct. 6 meeting was a discouraging, depressing experience. The primary topic was whether to allow an extractive operation (gravel pit) on the Animas River near...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Evolution a scientific fact, not a heresy

Dick Carmack from Aztec does not understand the “real” definition of science when he cries “Real science would include a creator” (Letters, Herald, Oct. 7).It is one thing to look into the majesty...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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