Opinion

By definition, boarder was not in control

This letter is in reference to the story about an incident at Durango Mountain Resort in which a snowboarder hit a woman (Herald, Jan. 12). The snowboarder reportedly stated that she had an...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Tucson one of a series; let’s stop hating

On April 19, 1995, a lone, crazed person, Timothy McVeigh, decided to express his hatred toward our government. He carried out his anger by blowing up the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Climate skeptics base denial on ideology

In the face of the recent climate-change rantings in the Herald, I am reminded of what Galileo is supposed to have said to his contemporary Kepler, referring to the critics of the Copernican...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Losing Charles will hurt FLC, students

I recently learned of the budget cuts that have resulted in the elimination of Mona Charles’ position as director of the archaeological field school within the Department of Anthropology. With her...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Pros’ style bad for high school basketball

What is wrong with today’s high school basketball? I’ll tell you – the motion offenses with a lack of an inside post game.In my day – the 1970s – we scored in the 60s and 70s, sometimes 80s, and...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Tucson tragedy shows words have power

As early as junior high school, I learned in my civics classes that freedom and responsibility go hand-in-hand. The example cited most frequently had to do with freedom of speech. We were told that...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Community TV should be part of franchise agreement

About the front-page story “You won’t see this on TV” (Herald, Jan. 10), I propose that the solution to the city’s funding conundrum for public access facilities is no farther away than the next...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Food-safety bill too kind to agribusiness

This is in regard to the recent story (Herald, Jan. 9) concerning the new Food and Drug Administration food-safety bill.Dan James is right in being concerned that agribusiness had undue influence...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Fire victims need more than a new house

Thanks to the Herald for bringing to the community’s attention the plight of Jimi and John Hendricks after the devastating fire that destroyed their home and possessions. The story also described...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Approving uranium mine will prove tragic

It is a sad day for me to read (Herald, Jan. 6) that a new uranium mill has been approved in western Colorado. With thousands of mines leaching toxic chemicals into mountain steams and rivers all...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Republicans joined by ghost of McCarthy

While watching the newly elected Republican members of Congress climbing in lockstep up the Capitol stairs, I observed the ghost of Sen. Joseph McCarthy circling the edges, urging them on,...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Fund at First National for fire victims

I would like to address the story (Herald, Jan. 5) about the displaced single mom building a house after losing a mobile home to fire. The story says she is building a duplex through Colorado...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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