Opinion

Speech an opportunity to teach respect

Last week, as the parent of two children in the Durango school system, I received a letter from the schools stating that if I did not want my children to hear the address by the president of the...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Colorado on track to prevent disease

Let me congratulate all of Colorado's parents, physicians, nurses and public-health departments for protecting children from disease.According to the latest National Immunization Survey released by...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Coach cut varsity to protect 'his' team

It seems Sheldon Keresy made a mistake in not accepting Scott Emrich's resignation last spring when the soccer camp conflict-of-interest controversy came up. Recently, five seniors were cut from...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Why give one gay-basher a forum?

I am writing in response to Vi McCoy's letter (Herald, Aug. 28) regarding demon gays in the military and her other letters to the editor printed by The Durango Herald. I am fairly certain the...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Complainers not teaching democracy

I'm shaking my head after reading about schools allowing parents to prevent their children from watching President Obama's address. Let me get this straight: Federal dollars contribute large...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Trashy behavior leads to leaving town

It is time to say goodbye to Durango. We have spent the last 16 months here enjoying the scenery and wildlife. I spent 30 years of my vacations coming here to enjoy the same things I still...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Given the facts, most support reform

As the national health-care debate has reached a fevered pitch, it is disturbing to witness the myths and bald-faced lies put forward by monied interests and parroted by a complicit media. (Makes...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

How far would bear ordinance go?

Before hysteria about bears prevails, we should consider what a new law would do, assuming it can be enforced. Do we really want to obligate the city to a new program that would involve hiring...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Bush tortured for politics, not security

I could just say George W. Bush was the worst president this country ever had, but that's weak. To be honest, I'd have to say Bush was one of the worst terrorists this world ever endured.Former...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Town hall meetings too orchestrated

Many questions are surfacing about the president's policies with respect to the future of our country and our freedoms. Americans interested in their future should be informed about answers to...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Demand answers of President Obama

Many questions are surfacing about the president's policies with respect to the future of our country and our freedoms. Americans interested in their future should be informed about answers to...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Riddle right to separate party, issues

I was intrigue by the coverage (Herald, Aug. 22) of La Plata County Commissioner Joelle Riddle's decision to switch her affiliation to independent.In the first paragraph, it said Riddle won her...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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