Opinion

Officials should offer more than words

After rereading the story (Herald, Oct.3) about the state audit of the San Juan Health Department several times, my conclusion was this department might have had inadequate procedures, outdated...

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

Trade would save more valuable lands

It was disappointing to read that both Sen. Bennet and Rep. Salazar have bowed to special interests and ignored the conclusion of the exhaustive study made by the Forest Service in the Hermosa...

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

Stimulus spending not helping locals

The story headlined, “Large effort tracks stimulus spending” (Herald, Oct. 19), confirmed what we already know, which is our government doesn’t really know where the money goes and what it’s...

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

Obama restoring America to the world

In response to the letter from Denis Stratford (“Peace Prize for wartime president,” Herald, Oct. 16) I thought that standing by our president was part of being a real American. Yes, Barack Obama...

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

Elect Joe Colgan to 9-R school board

Joe Colgan is experienced, knows the community and is honest.He serves or has served on several boards, is financially literate and understands 9-R’s budget.He participated in the strategic plan...

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

Problem is simple: Lawyers and profits

How long do we wait until the social structure of America collapses? For months now, people have been speaking their minds, using the First Amendment, to let our “elected representatives” know how...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Colgan has experience, knowledge, integrity

In these trying times, the Durango School District 9-R’s Board of Education requires someone who has a commitment to the community, experience and administrative and financial knowledge. These are...

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

Entropy and evolution not in conflict

I’m responding to the part of Dick Carmack’s letter (Herald, Oct. 7) about evolution contradicting the second law of thermodynamics, bringing increased complexity and order to Earth’s life instead...

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

Make yourself heard on climate change

On Saturday, I’m joining with friends, neighbors and community members at the Durango Farmers Market from 8 a.m. to noon. We’ll be contributing to a collaborative climate-action art project and...

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

'Calling,' Colorado owe much to Morley

Arthur and Morley Ballantine took a chance on a 30-year-old ex-combat fighter pilot in 1973 and offered me the job of managing editor of The Durango Herald. At the time, I had a full six months of...

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

Support for center showed foresight

I am the youngest son of Dr. John F. Reed, former president of Fort Lewis College. I moved to Durango with my parents in the summer of 1962. In our first week in this new community, we were...

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

Morley's impact can only be hinted at

It was with genuine sorrow that I learned of Morley Ballantine’s death. Ann Butler’s review of Morley’s life (Herald, Oct. 11) was a credit to Morley and to the Herald. Many thanks. Morley had an...

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

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