Opinion

Baizel the candidate for better planning

Irresponsible gas and oil development prompted my involvement as a citizen in land-use planning, which evolved over more than 20 years with appointments to various boards involved in the process....

DATE: May 13, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Paying kids to study can be successful

Wow! Paying kids to read (Herald, May 7) - what a great idea. I homeschooled my hopelessly ADHD grandson during hishigh school years. By his junior year, we were at each other's throats, and he was...

DATE: May 12, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Safety of many cosmetics questionable

I recently started Moms & Men Against Mercury, a nonprofit organization dedicated to making household products andcosmetic items safer for all Americans. In the process of doing research for...

DATE: May 12, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Sign up by Saturday for west-county water

We strongly encourage residents in the service area of the proposed domestic water system in western and southwesternLa Plata County to make a water tap commitment for your property.To be...

DATE: May 11, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Congress needs to address TV coverage

The Denver TV station rehash is getting painful. We have been clear for a while that the Colorado BroadcastersAssociation is not a supporter; rather, they and their national parent are a...

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

Foundation's help with garden appreciated

I would like to take the time to thank The Durango Foundation for Educational Excellence for its help in completing ourgarden curriculum at Animas Valley Elementary. DFEE strives to improve...

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

Peace demonstrators' faith welcome

Poor (oil-soaked) perishing republic - yet driving down Main one Friday, I was touched once again by the faith of thepeace demonstrators and their faith in the intelligence (just taking a little...

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

'Teacher Tenure Bill' the wrong answer

They're at it again on Colfax. State Sen. Michael Johnston, D-Denver, has proposed Senate Bill 191 and is herding itthrough without stopping to think of the costly, unintended consequences that are...

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

Return Harry Goff to LPEA board

The La Plata Electric Association board mail-in ballots are due by Saturday.Harry Goff has been an LPEA board member since 2001. Goff's background is rich in the expertise upon which this...

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

Tell senators to support finance reform

I wonder if anyone else saw the irony in the filibuster by the Republicans to halt finance reform while at the samemoment, before a congressional panel, executives from Goldman Sachs spun their...

DATE: May 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Why cut only things that help students?

It is alarming that you hear only about cuts being made to programs that could help students with life skills thatwould help them in the future. The district needs to make cuts again this year, but...

DATE: May 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

'Halliburton loophole' an ongoing threat

The massive BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico reminds us that safeguards such as those utilized in local natural-gasextraction are not foolproof. Fracing, which is employed locally to extract...

DATE: May 4, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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