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Choose Marbury, White for City Council

Durango has experienced more than its share of boom and bust cycles through the last 20 years. City councillors have the ability to shape a response to these ups and downs central to the...

DATE: March 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Meet Emil Wanatka Thursday at Carver’s

Emil Wanatka is one of the candidates seeking a seat on the Durango City Council. We have known Emil and his family for more than 20 years. Durango is fortunate to have the opportunity to elect a...

DATE: March 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Imig, Wanatka for good business climate

Ed Murray, La Plata County treasurer, can confirm the many current foreclosures. Look at the empty store fronts downtown.Our city is made up of many neighborhoods, and each neighborhood is made up...

DATE: March 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Marbury will focus on issues, consensus

Anita “Sweetie” Marbury is a candidate for the Durango City Council. I met Sweetie during my service on the City Council in the early 1990s.Since that time, I’ve served on committees with her and...

DATE: March 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Governor another reason for Denver TV

It was almost strange watching the national news reports Sunday morning, Feb. 27, and seeing our governor. He looks good and speaks well on a number of subjects. Not that I agree with him...

DATE: March 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Wildcat is anything but a green company

As a resident of La Plata Canyon, I can attest to the only green mining Wildcat Mining Corp. is interested in is the color of money.For the last four years, we in the canyon have seen the...

DATE: March 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Bodily fluid assaults are all too common

Since we learned (Herald, Feb 23-24) that one of our police officers was allegedly assaulted by an arrestee spitting his own feces, friends who know my background have asked me what I think about...

DATE: March 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Union dues cannot be given to politicians

Regarding Dennis Pierce’s comment (Letters, Herald, Feb. 27) – “92 percent of union dues go to Democratic candidates.” He is entitled to his own opinion, not his own facts.It is illegal for any...

DATE: March 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

White will keep Durango on right path

I care for Durango, particularly my old Durango neighborhood where I have lived for 40 years and wish to live out my life.Durango is a highly desirable place to live with its downtown historic...

DATE: March 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Story about taxation timely, informative

A big thank you to Shane Benjamin, Emery Cowan and all those of the Herald staff who put together such a comprehensive newspaper story headlined “The many ways we tax ourselves” (Herald, Feb....

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

Why no hydropower at Lake Nighthorse?

People have known for generations (pun intended) that water passing through a turbine can be made to generate electricity. I have asked people from the Bureau of Reclamation why did they not...

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

Why no consistency with historic names?

“Talk about Town” (Herald, Feb. 20) cites Durango receiving distinction for preserving it’s past. The same issue has an informative Opinion piece about changing Goeglein Gulch name and the...

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

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