Opinion

Palestinians live with Israel's boot on necks

Gaza is no longer in the headlines but the killing and destruction go on. There is no comparison between the scatter shots from Gaza and the devastating bombing campaign in a densely populated...

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

Right-wing model is clearly broken

I am constantly amazed at how the right-wingers all spout the same "talking points" like parrots, instead of examining a situation from a logical viewpoint.For example, Carole Adams complained...

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

Gas wells are not endangering wildlife

Living just a few miles south of Durango, I often see deer and elk grazing within a few feet of gas well heads and, in deep snow, use the freshly plowed oil companies' roads. So why are some saying...

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

City, county, towns, tribe support plan

My deep appreciation and thanks go out to La Plata County, the city of Durango, the town of Bayfield, the town of Ignacio and the Southern Ute Indian Tribe for sending numerous elected officials...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Animas High will push students to excel

Something very exciting is happening that parents of eighth-grade students in La Plata County must be sure to find out about. A new, free public charter school - Animas High - will open its doors...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Get by with less during tough times

As I watched the Super Bowl halftime show this year, my father leaned over and asked, "Do you think they celebrated things this way during the Great Depression in the 1930s?" Fireworks, light...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Rethink DHS artificial turf proposal

The proposed artificial turf for the Durango High School football field is a poor idea not only in thought, but also in use of dollars, in my opinion. Raising a huge amount of money for turf in...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

'Stimulus' is spending for pet projects

Nearly $1 trillion for a "stimulus package"? We are told that if the bill had not become law immediately that our economy may never recover. We heard the same urgent call last fall, and the result...

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

Help animals by spaying, neutering pets

Last year, more than 44,000 pets were euthanized in Colorado because there were not enough homes for them. Colorado's numbers are low compared with the rest of the United States, in which between 3...

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

Like Lincoln, Darwin liberated humankind

As our country celebrates the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln on Feb. 12, we should also acknowledge the birthday of the father of the theory of evolution, Charles Darwin. Born on exactly the...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Papers get their due for fueling bubbles

Ray Ring wrote unhappily about daily newspapers losing out in the news business competition (Herald, Feb. 8). But here's a thought for the villainy done by the news media generally: Daily...

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

City taxes should pay for health clinic

My tax bill cometh. It must be paid so the city can hire consultants for parks and recreation assessment, build the overpass and make our own snow at Chapman Hill. Never mind keeping the health...

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

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