Opinion

Bill targeting sheep industry rightly killed

Last week, the state Senate Agriculture Committee voted against House Bill 1407 - the creation of the range worker advisory council. In January, Colorado Legal Services attempted to publicly...

DATE: May 17, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Turiel, Poitras are down-to-earth mothers

I am particularly fond of two columns that run periodically in the Herald.Rachel Turiel writes about how she encourages her two young children to experience the taste of new foods (particularly...

DATE: May 16, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Healthy state has a need to 'medicate'

Regarding "medical" marijuana, what troubles me is that, as one of the nation's healthiest states, we seem to have a major epidemic of health issues causing thousands upon thousands of people to...

DATE: May 16, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Why is state stocking private property?

I noticed the Pine River Irrigation District is going to charge for the use of the lake at Vallecito. It said it owns the water there and needs to charge for the use because the farmers and...

DATE: May 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Winter photograph a springtime fright

Oh dear. When I picked up the Herald on Monday morning (May 10) and saw the front-page photo I thought, "Maybe spring is a dream and winter isn't really over. Whew! What a scare!Glad to see the...

DATE: May 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Chess players remember - white on right

Regarding the front page (Herald, May 8): No wonder the adorable child looks perplexed. Check the board.White on right for you newbies. When you set up a chess board, a white square must appear in...

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

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

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