Opinion

Mother Goose understood Washington

“Little Jack Horner“Sat in a corner,“Eating his Christmas pie.“He put in his thumb“And pulled out a plum,“And said, What a good boy am I!”So goes the age-old wisdom of Mother Goose. It’s a shame...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

County help ineffective, liberal has a gun

Last week, county commissioners voted 2-1 to add county funds to state and federal funding of Wildlife Services (aka “predator control”). Despite looming budget shortfalls and cuts to other...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Americans sacrificing liberty for security

I got a new puppy recently, and I named him Ben Franklin based on the theory that maybe some of his name would rub off onto my countrymen.He is named after the Ben Franklin who lived through real...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Sad to know the Grinch lives in Durango

On Dec. 16, someone stole three of our Christmas yard decorations. The goose and her goslings, Charlie Brown and our favorite, Wilber the Flying pig. We have worked very hard on our Christmas...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Joe Bob and Abbi helpful and attentive

On the front page last week (Herald, Dec. 12), there was a well-done story about the local real estate market.While preparing the story, the Herald called the Wells Group, looking for someone to...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Goeglein name helps link past to future

Our organization has followed with interest the recent public discussion about the possible renaming of Goeglein Gulch Road. Realizing that things change in communities over time, and also...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Critic was wrong about Annie’s Orphans

A recent letter about Annie’s Orphans (Herald, Dec. 13) delivered several mistaken implications, including that Annie’s Orphans downplays the La Plata County Humane Society through calling itself a...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

‘No-kill’ a red flag to shelter professionals

The letter to the editor written by Marcy Eckhardt (Herald, Dec. 13) was true right down to the ground. I admire any rescue or shelter that helps find homeless pets homes. What I can’t admire are...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Tie bell-ringing to discretionary income

Kudos to Star Liquor for allowing the Salvation Army to ring a bell in front of its store this holiday season.It’s a stroke of genius on the Salvation Army’s part to help us associate giving with...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Let states decide how to pick senators

Recently I have been studying our Constitution, and that research inspired awe at the brilliance of those men we have come to know as the founding fathers.They were committed to the ideas that free...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Qwest provides great service to Silverton

Qwest is committed to providing exceptional service to customers across the state of Colorado, and that includes the residents of Silverton.So although it was billed as such, the occasion for the...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Original contract did not specify fiber optics

Exactly where and when does the Herald think Qwest promised to build fiber-optic facilities into Silverton? I worked on the Colorado Multi-Use Network project, back around the turn of the century,...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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