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Fair rules teach children responsibility

I want to respond to Misty Talbot Rathjen's letter (Herald, Aug. 14) regarding her son's fair penalty. As a former 4-H'er who participated for 10 years, I agree wholeheartedly with the Fair Board's...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

This is not representative government

If Obamacare is so great, why doesn't it sell itself? If it's so great, why are all these Democrats trying to make sure only their own kind are allowed to attend these so-called town hall meetings?...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Health-care reform an all-American goal

Reforming the health-care insurance industry is about supporting simple American ideals: It's about freedom. It's about being able to switch jobs, go to school or stay at home to raise your kids...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

HMO gave excellent, affordable care

Linda Conner (Letters, Herald, Aug. 18) asked: "Have any of you ever been in an HMO?" and indicated it was a bad thing.Yes, I was in an HMO from 1980 until I moved to Durango last year. It was the...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

'Geezers' are right to be concerned

With all the serious stuff afoot out there, why does the Herald insist on running idiotic columns from the likes of Froma Harrop and Reuben Navarette? Dozens of competent - liberal and conservative...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Current system's victims must speak up

Enough already with the misinformed people such as Margo Cassidy (Letters, Herald, Aug. 18) and her claims to our great health-care system. She obviously has not been turned down for insurance, or...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Health care had better cover paranoia

The ranting of the right against any proposal from the Obama administration always amazes me, but the peculiar "anti-socialist" rants (some protesters are even armed) over the proposed health-care...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Kind strangers, Herald ad saved kitty

Thanks to the out-of-town couple who took the time and effort Aug. 12 to take my kitten anonymously to the Humane Society and placed an ad in The Durango Herald that helped safely to get her back...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Too much economics; focus on life

Our society is preoccupied with economics. People who "voted their pocketbooks" decided the recent election. The cry for "health-care reform" from the left is driven by economics - "health-care...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Nobody comes here to see gravel pits

John Flick (Herald, July 29) and Dennis Lum (Aug. 9) wrote letters to the editor pointing out the dangers of reducing the water flow in the Animas River. The natural flow was so low Aug. 15 that...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

No, dogs are not people - leash them

Thanks to Joanne Graves (Herald, Aug. 16) for her letter about dogs. I would like to add a little something.She was aware of the people who expect everyone to love their dogs as if they were human...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Driver-cyclist conflict is about respect

Mike Gardner's letter ("Cyclists are guests on paved roads," Herald, Aug. 13) requires a reply. Gardner seems to be making a lot of assumptions regarding cyclists, cycling, the law and use of the...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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