Opinion

Pull teaching out of its 1930s model

“Teachers whose students fail to improve could be stripped of their tenure under a bill a Democratic senator introducedMonday." What a joke.The No. 1 rule in politics is to keep yourself in power,...

DATE: April 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Problems persist with roadless rule

As a Colorado sportsman and former member of the Colorado Roadless Task Force, I can say with sadness but confidencethat the proposed Colorado roadless rule, as recently submitted to Secretary of...

DATE: April 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Second Amendment defends our freedom

This semester I've been studying the history of Second Amendment rights. I am an avid bow hunter and gun enthusiastwith strong convictions regarding the Second Amendment. This is a controversial...

DATE: April 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Health bill may save other graduations

A lifetime cap on health insurance isn't a factor in most Americans' lives. But as my son graduates from high schoolthis May, I wonder how that day would be different if his father hadn't reached...

DATE: April 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Broadcasters Assoc. of little help, either

I decided to follow the editor's recommendation and call the Colorado Association of Broadcasters. I spoke with MarilynHogan. I can't say the experience was very encouraging for either of us.She...

DATE: April 17, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Television flap all about the Broncos

Kudos to the Herald for finally putting together a comprehensive article on why we watch New Mexico-based televisionhere in southwestern Colorado (“Television argument rages on," Herald, April 4)....

DATE: April 16, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

What of weather, solar-powered plane?

Regarding the solar-powered airplane (Herald, April 8): Thirty years ago, I flew a Cessna 185 from Talkeetna, Alaska,around Cape Horn and back. The trip took four and a half months. Flying time and...

DATE: April 15, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Free, safe prescription drug disposal

As news of teenage drug abuse and drugs found in drinking water abound, our pharmacy wants to help.The Office of National Drug Control has found that prescription drugs are the drug of choice among...

DATE: April 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Great to see Reynolds return to Herald

After Judith Reynolds and her husband moved to Durango 15 years ago, it was a great day for the San Juan Basin when shewalked into the Herald and offered her talent as an artist.It was another...

DATE: April 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Census forms at Be Counted centers

All around town and in the media are reminders to return census forms. But if you haven't received one, it's not easyto find out what to do about it.After extended efforts, I finally learned that...

DATE: April 13, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Sterilization prevents later suffering

I am writing in response to Patricia Condiotti's letter (Herald, March 21) regarding the La Plata County HumaneSociety's policy of sterilizing puppies and kittens before adoption.Many national...

DATE: April 13, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Join Earth Day cleanup on April 24

Thanks to Jackie Caudill (Letters, Herald, April 4) for proposing a citywide litter cleanup for Earth Day. I want herto know such an event is planned for  April 24.Earth Day Durango 2010 Trash...

DATE: April 12, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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