Thompson combines discipline, compassion

I have known Christina Thompson for almost 10 years and have had the pleasure of working with her on many projects. Those of you who know her and have seen her in action know that she will be an...

DATE: March 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Caring for Earth is first step in solving woes

Today, I took my first early spring walk on a favorite country road. As I often do, I brought a large plastic grocery bag to pick up litter. Well, I got only 125 feet from where I'd parked the car...

DATE: March 25, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Summer program should have been fixed

I believe we all would agree the state budget cuts affecting the 9-R budget are sad and unfortunate. No one wants to see resources cut that provide education for our children. It is disturbing,...

DATE: March 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Horse-rescue facility needs community help

Spring Creek Horse Rescue in Gem Village needs your help. With more than 60 horses to account for and more on the way, there is a big need: feed, money, volunteers and adoptions of some of the most...

DATE: March 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Obama's transparency a lesson in opposites

Obama's "transparent" administration is beginning to make sense. "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. This crisis provides the opportunity for us to do things that you could not do...

DATE: March 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Progressive growth comes at a steep price

Here is my pet peeve. In this economy, I think we have to be very discerning. As a Colorado resident for more than 30 years, I have seen people come with agendas clothed as being "environmentally...

DATE: March 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Local spending plans are ridiculous

Is no one else in Durango infuriated by the following local problems: The proposed $1 million expenditure for artificial turf for the Durango High School football field. We don't have enough money...

DATE: March 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Union expansion won't affect faculty jobs

I am writing in response to Anne Betner's letter to the editor regarding Fort Lewis College's plans to build the new student union building in the current economy (Herald, March 6). Betner...

DATE: March 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Big Brothers Big Sisters helps many kids

In the news recently was a story about a Big Brothers Big Sisters agency in Indiana being forced to cease operations because of lack of funding. The agency recently served the children of three...

DATE: March 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Law requires reporting of suspected abuse

I would like to correct information from the recent story about the football coach and child abuse (Herald, March 6). The story reported that the "child's teacher notified authorities of the...

DATE: March 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Reconsider road alignment, snowmaking

I am writing this letter in regard to the Highway 160 East/Florida River/county roads 222 and 223 construction. Has the prospect of an overpass that connects 222 and 223 over Highway 160 been...

DATE: March 16, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

U.S. should buy Afghanistan's opium supply

We will not win the war in Afghanistan with military action. Afghanistan, unlike Iraq, has a very weak economy, and any further action there will only hurt efforts to help keep the government in...

DATE: March 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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