Opinion

Forest Service wants recreation to pay

Before you accept the conventional wisdom that the U.S. Forest Service is strapped for cash, consider that its congressionally appropriated funding has increased by 72 percent since 2000, compared...

DATE: May 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

PRID fees are a slap at Vallecito volunteers

Implementation of the recreation fee at Vallecito Reservoir by the Pine River Irrigation District is resulting in some unfortunate impacts. I was shocked when I recently learned that PRID intends...

DATE: May 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

USFS right to deny Crested Butte expansion

The U.S. Forest Service recently upheld a decision not to accept a proposal to expand lift-served skiing onto Snodgrass Mountain near Crested Butte. The Colorado conservation community strongly...

DATE: May 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Riddle has given up making sound decisions

As a small-business owner and unaffiliated, aka independent, voter in La Plata County who has voted for both Democratic and Republican candidates, I'd like to comment on the recent votes and...

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

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

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