Opinion

City should fix dangerous, ugly sidewalks

Some of the sidewalks around Durango, such as on West Third Avenue, are dangerous. People walk and can trip and fall because the sidewalks are so bad, and someone could get hurt.I think that the...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Homeowners need to drop prices further

There is a large market of want-to-be homeowners in Durango, of which I am one. I am still waiting for home prices to drop to more realistic levels in the area. If you are a home seller, why not...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Cutting school lunches part of a pattern

Does the Republicans’ move to block school breakfasts for the vulnerable in Colorado exemplify their “pro life” stance? I hope that we use the brains God gave us to stop a political party that...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Support balanced-budget amendment

Much like the weather, everybody talks about government spending and the deficit, but nobody does anything about it. Every proposal to reduce the federal budget is met with horror by the usual...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Danger is in thimerosal, not the vaccines

I need to respond to the article by Melinda Malone on vaccine safety (Herald, Jan. 23).First of all, Malone did not explain that the preservative thimerosal is mercury.Mercury is one of the most...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

House bill would raid wildlife funding

House Bill 1150 has just been introduced to move $5 million per year for 10 years from the Colorado Division of Wildlife cash fund to the Colorado Water Conservation Board’s construction fund.First...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Not all Bayfield parents upset with care

I want to clarify that not all parents of special needs children in the Bayfield School District share Kellie Paxton’s point of view (Letters, Herald, Jan. 28) regarding treatment of our students...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Ignacio schools supportive in tough time

I want to take this time to give a public thank you to the Ignacio School District.Recently my 25-year-old daughter was diagnosed with breast cancer. To show support for her sister, my 8-year-old...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Buying ticket assumes risk of accidents

This is in regard to the ski incident at Durango Mountain Resort this month. I read the story (Herald, Jan. 12) and found it quite shocking. Even more shocking are the responses that keep...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Keep Albuquerque television stations

Just because we are in Colorado does not mean we all want Denver channels, nor are we all Broncos fans or PBS viewers.Let’s be real and honest, the No. 1 reason people want Denver channels is so...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Why wait for accident for boating rules?

Really, the committee for “water recreation” was intentionally made lopsided in favor of motorized use of the lake. OK, I accept that, but for them to recommend no restriction on horsepower rating,...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Families struggle paying for child care

The purpose of this letter is to respond to Martha McClellan’s recent Opinion piece, “Crisis in child care” (Herald, Dec. 19). Kudos to McClellan for explaining the gap between the cost of quality...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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