Opinion

Knowledge Bowl winners deserve kudos

I want to congratulate the Bayfield High School 2011 3A Knowledge Bowl champions and coach Henderson. Being a mom of former Knowledge Bowl participants, I know the work that gets put into practice...

DATE: May 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Exercise right to choose candy – or not

Last I heard, I live in a free country that affords you the right to your opinion and me the right of free choice. If you find candy offensive and a health risk, do what America has given you the...

DATE: May 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Gas price survey shows Durango at top

I just returned from a weekend trip to Denver. I thought it might be interesting to note gasoline prices along the way. As I entered each town on my return trip, I noted the prices of the first gas...

DATE: May 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

‘Ya Ya’ critic should get her facts straight

May I suggest that Joan Lucas (Letters, Herald, April 26) check her facts before writing.Fact 1: All events of Durango Friends of the Arts are welcoming and affordable to the public.Fact 2: One...

DATE: May 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Obama administration is evil, not stupid

It appears that most citizens are beginning to realize what balancing the federal budget actually means, and the overblown rhetoric is starting to be heard from the usual cast of villains (Chuck...

DATE: May 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Image of ‘snobbery’ a misunderstanding

My first inclination was to ignore a recent letter from a reader in Tucson (Herald, April 26) who described in detail her disdain for some ladies in Durango whose activities the headline suggested...

DATE: May 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Budget box has constrained solutions

It seems that not only are we constrained to think within the box, the box itself has been shrunk to where every rational idea is discounted out of hand. I’ve heard it said that we are playing...

DATE: April 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

9-R board gives students chilly reception

I read with much interest Ann Butler’s column mentioning Leadership La Plata giving time to Keith Owen and Laine Gibson of 9-R, along with other residents of La Plata County involved in education...

DATE: April 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Cyclists take big risk in scoffing signs

This is the second time I have contacted The Herald about the issue in this town with bicyclists. I have contacted the police department twice on the telephone and once in person. There has to be...

DATE: April 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Private drivers provide needed service

I would like to commend the city’s decision to allow the private sector to continue providing transportation to and from the airport. Buck Horn Limousine has been serving Durango, La Plata County...

DATE: April 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Let’s scrutinize birth, conception data

While engaged in my regular study of the U.S. Constitution, I noted that the president must be a “ ... natural born citizen ... ” of the United States. There is, it seems, some concern as to...

DATE: April 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Republican plan would stress seniors

Last week, House Republicans, all by themselves, passed a national debt-reduction proposal that amounted to little more than a cynical, political stunt. One major provision of the Republican plan...

DATE: April 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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