Progressive growth comes at a steep price

Here is my pet peeve. In this economy, I think we have to be very discerning. As a Colorado resident for more than 30 years, I have seen people come with agendas clothed as being "environmentally...

DATE: March 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor

Local spending plans are ridiculous

Is no one else in Durango infuriated by the following local problems: The proposed $1 million expenditure for artificial turf for the Durango High School football field. We don't have enough money...

DATE: March 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor

Union expansion won't affect faculty jobs

I am writing in response to Anne Betner's letter to the editor regarding Fort Lewis College's plans to build the new student union building in the current economy (Herald, March 6). Betner...

DATE: March 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor

Big Brothers Big Sisters helps many kids

In the news recently was a story about a Big Brothers Big Sisters agency in Indiana being forced to cease operations because of lack of funding. The agency recently served the children of three...

DATE: March 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor

Law requires reporting of suspected abuse

I would like to correct information from the recent story about the football coach and child abuse (Herald, March 6). The story reported that the "child's teacher notified authorities of the...

DATE: March 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor

Reconsider road alignment, snowmaking

I am writing this letter in regard to the Highway 160 East/Florida River/county roads 222 and 223 construction. Has the prospect of an overpass that connects 222 and 223 over Highway 160 been...

DATE: March 16, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor

U.S. should buy Afghanistan's opium supply

We will not win the war in Afghanistan with military action. Afghanistan, unlike Iraq, has a very weak economy, and any further action there will only hurt efforts to help keep the government in...

DATE: March 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor

Spending not the way to solve problems

It is impossible to spend your way out of an economic problem. If you or I get into a financial problem, the last thing we do is spend our way out, max out our credit cards. The only way to get out...

DATE: March 13, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor

Bowl for kids' sake either online or at lanes

As a co-chair of Big Brothers Big Sisters' 2009 Bowl for Kids' Sake fundraiser and the person who chose April 4 as the date for this year's event, I want to apologize to those who can't bowl with...

DATE: March 13, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor

Israelis are not aggressors in conflict

I am writing in response to Shan Ealey's letter, "Palestinians living with Israel's boot on necks," (Herald, Feb. 25). Ealey's one-sided view of the Palestinians' oppression is laughable at...

DATE: March 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor

Soccer camps give players good opportunity

My friend Jack Turner's accusations that Durango High School soccer coach Scott Emrich used his position to financially enrich himself are completely out of line (Herald, Feb. 25).This is a coach,...

DATE: March 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor

Highway realignment process gone awry

Our entire community should be questioning how the local "Bridge to Nowhere" has ever reached the stage of completion in which it currently sits.The Webb family is right to question the project and...

DATE: March 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the editor