Opinion

Progress on Day House looking beautiful

I wanted to say congratulations to Mark Williamson for his magnificent vision for the old Day House. It is beautiful, and he is not even finished yet.If you have not taken the time to really take a...

DATE: June 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Durango lacks downhill mountain biking

Another Iron Horse weekend packed with a multitude of events for cyclists and spectators alike, but while it is clear Durango loves to celebrate the bicycle in many of its forms, one type of riding...

DATE: May 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Acts of kindness make a big difference

Recently I had a major problem with one of my tires. I won’t go into details, but I would like to thank the four men who helped. Two men retrieved the tire and the lug nuts and the third man put...

DATE: May 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Congratulations to FLC women cyclists

Congratulations to Missy Erickson, who was recently awarded one of the five spots on the Ryan Collegiate Bicycle All Star Team, and to her Fort Lewis College teammates: Sarah Sturm, Lauren Catlin,...

DATE: May 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Make ‘no littering’ part of the Iron Horse

After finishing and enjoying my first Iron Horse Bicycle Classic, I was very disappointed with the amount of litter thrown out by my fellow bicyclists.I know that this is a very strenuous ride, but...

DATE: May 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Hay hijinks have historical precedent

The recent, much publicized, “great hay fiasco” reminded me of a hay incident that took place in the office adjacent to the old Mercy Medical Center location where I practiced urology for more than...

DATE: May 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Honor American war dead on Monday

Memorial Day is Monday. For one hour, leave your spring cleaning, spring planting, discount shopping, picnic fixings, baseball mitt, suntan lotion, bicycle races, vintage autos, dog walking,...

DATE: May 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Society should value life from start to end

I read with interest Richard Grossman’s article (Herald, May 22) concerning the loss of his sister. My sincere condolences go out to Grossman and his family. It is obvious from the article that he...

DATE: May 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Pass bill to assist high-ability students

Many people believe high-ability students can educate themselves. It’s true that some children are so curious and motivated that they learn much on their own. However, hoping that high achievement...

DATE: May 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Use city’s mill-levy savings to benefit all

Durango Fire & Rescue Authority recently sent a letter regarding a proposal for a mill-levy election in November. DFRA is considering asking voters to approve a mill levy that is equal throughout...

DATE: May 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Bayfield schools impress above others

As I leave my role as interim superintendent of the Bayfield School District, I wanted to share some observations: My experience in education includes 26 years as a superintendent, and since I...

DATE: May 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Kindness is alive and well in Durango

I want to thank the man who spotted the flat rear tire on my car as I was backing out of a parking space at north City Market. Not only did he inform me about the flat tire, he offered to change it...

DATE: May 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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