Opinion

Ranchers work hard to provide safe food

As a cattle producer and food provider, I would like to address Julie Mehan’s letter (Herald, March 25). Her attack on U.S. food production is grossly inaccurate and flat-out inflammatory. For...

DATE: April 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Brown used DOW data poorly in columns

In a 1991 black bear management plan, Colorado Division of Wildlife bear researchers Bruce Gill and Tom Beck made experienced, qualified judgments on probable bear densities in varying vegetation...

DATE: April 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Heroes at crash deserve many thanks

Thank you to all you heroes from the fiery crash site on Red Mountain last month. I am the mother of the victim, Eric Petranek. I am stunned by how many people helped save Eric’s life and get him...

DATE: April 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Aiding gluttony is bad for birds, humans

There are people whose mission is to lure wildlife downtown. Piles of bread chunks, popcorn and seeds are heaped on sidewalks, alleys, communal lawns and parking lots. Animals evolved to forage; it...

DATE: April 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Photo traffic tickets should be illegal

When I violate a traffic law, I want to know it immediately. I don’t want to be shocked by finding a ticket in my mailbox weeks later with a copy of photos documenting a minor and unintended error...

DATE: April 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Wilson working to kill House Bill 1223

The editorial published in Wednesday’s Herald incorrectly stated I was the sponsor of HB 1223, the bill to add more oil and gas industry members to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission...

DATE: April 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Lift 8 offers a return to simpler times

Beware of the outback, the backside of Purgatory in the time dimension we know as Lift 8. A place removed from modern life where heart rates drop, food digests more slowly and families have time to...

DATE: April 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

City, Herald need to improve work quality

It was with some amusement that I read the editorial “Sunshine week reveals inadequacies,” (Herald, March 27). For the Herald to suggest surprise at city attorney David Smith’s reluctance to comply...

DATE: April 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Dream conversation is stuff of nightmares

Last night, I dreamed I overheard a conversation between two Republican congressmen as they deposited their checks from Exxon and Aetna in the nearby ATM.“We’re sure showing the Democrats we’re...

DATE: April 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter not related to state requirements

Business and nonprofit owners should beware of an official and daunting looking letter being sent, quoting Colorado statutes and warning of noncompliance and delinquency for failure to file a...

DATE: April 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Utter offered better take on dietary fat

I was going to write a long letter objecting to Dr. Matthew Clark’s comment about saturated fats being bad for the heart (Herald, March 21), but Nancy Utter, on the next page of that day’s health...

DATE: April 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Approving grave robbing is disgraceful

In response to Marc Rosenbaum’s letter (Herald, March 17), I am furious at the existence in modern America of such an ignorant stance. Many people, as toddlers, learn “don’t touch that – it’s not...

DATE: April 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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