Opinion

Electric shock treatments led to 12 steps

The United States Food and Drug Administration is reclassifying the electric-shock device in the next few weeks and has asked for comments. I sent them the information about my experience.I was...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

KIUP story a reminder of college days

I enjoyed the story of KIUP (Herald, Dec. 24). When I was a student at Fort Lewis College at Hesperus during the years of 1941-1944, KIUP offered the college one half hour once a month for the...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Qwest not honest about Silverton service

Qwest President Chuck Ward’s letter to the editor (Herald, Dec. 19) contained some glaring errors.His first assertion was that “the occasion for the Public Utilities Commission hearings last week...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

BP’s generosity saved needed child care

Please join me in thanking BP America and Curtis Thomas, its director of public affairs, for helping protect and preserve early childhood education and care services currently being provided to 73...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Cartoon desecrated a national monument

A political cartoon (Herald, Dec. 22) showed a provocative rendition of the Iwo Jima flag raising. Instead of raising the U.S. flag, the Marines were shown raising a rainbow flag.The decision to...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Gay ‘struggle’ no comparison to Iwo Jima

I found the editorial page cartoon (Herald, Dec. 22) to be appallingly disrespectful of our military and in particular to our World War II Pacific theater veterans. By bastardizing the iconic image...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Noel Night reminder of heaven on Earth

My friend Suzanne Tyrpak and I went out for Noel Night, and it renewed so many memories of why I love Durango so very deeply after more than 30 years.The Festival of Trees in the train station...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

TSA ‘groping’ policy makes little sense

For many years, I have flown on planes – both military and civilian – around the world, and after Sept. 11, many necessary changes in security were made. However, the recent pat-down searches of...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Gun control will not stop Mexican crime

This letter is in response to the editorial (Herald, Dec. 22) regarding the Mexican border. Because it was an editorial, I will ignore the omission of any supporting documentation of the claim that...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

More to shelters than ‘no-kill’ labeling

I am responding to a recent letter to the editor referring to “no-kill” as a value system.I have worked in animal welfare since 1993. The bottom line is that “no-kill” translates to...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Mother Goose understood Washington

“Little Jack Horner“Sat in a corner,“Eating his Christmas pie.“He put in his thumb“And pulled out a plum,“And said, What a good boy am I!”So goes the age-old wisdom of Mother Goose. It’s a shame...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

County help ineffective, liberal has a gun

Last week, county commissioners voted 2-1 to add county funds to state and federal funding of Wildlife Services (aka “predator control”). Despite looming budget shortfalls and cuts to other...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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