Opinion

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

Think of elders, disabled when shoveling

As you’re chipping away at the hardened snow and ice on sidewalks, crosswalks and parking lots, please remember that many of our elders and people with disabilities need a wide, ice-free surface to...

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

Donate to fund to help family after fire

I think what the Colorado Housing Program does for low-income families is wonderful. I’m so happy that Jimi Hendricks and her son will have a home of their own in a couple of months.I just hope...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Stay ahead of cancer – get a Pap test

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. Be proactive with your reproductive health and get screened for cervical cancer with a Pap test.Even though cervical cancer is the second most common...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Rebuttals to climate-change critic miss

I read Roger Cohen’s opinion piece “Global warming in 2010” (Herald, Dec. 26) and then read the responses of Shan Wells and Rory Mullett (Herald, Jan. 2). Both responses seemed so far from the...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Celebrate National Train Your Dog Month

The Association of Pet Dog Trainers, the largest educational and professional association for dog trainers in the world, has proclaimed January “National Train Your Dog Month.” The goal of this...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Peace Corps at 50; peace begins at home

As the Peace Corps turns 50 this year, it is a great time for reflection. As we continue our service in Jamaica, my husband and I have found that what we might think others need is often not what...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Demand changes to U.S. Senate’s rules

The current rules that govern the Senate are hurting our democracy.Obfuscation, obscure rules, deliberate obstructionism and even mindless filibusters of procedural votes allow individual senators...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

CDOT ignores eight miles of Highway 550

A message to Colorado Department of Transportation snowplow drivers: U.S. Highway 550 doesn’t stop at Sunnyside. There still are eight miles of road to the state line.I traveled this stretch of...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Complaints ignore deeper meaning of flag

I completely disagree with the three letters (Herald, Dec. 29) to the editor regarding the political cartoon depicting the Iwo Jima flag as a gay rainbow flag. All three writers ignore the deeper...

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

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