Get out the parrot-head gear and dance

An appreciation reception for former Fort Lewis College Community Concert Hall Director Gary Penington will be held Saturday night at the Concert Hall. Everyone is invited to come and toast the...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Baizel has the most relevant experience

What does an experienced rancher, lawyer, professor, consultant, irrigator, fencer and cattleman have to offer La Plata County?Bruce Baizel offers insight, experience, balance and nonpartisanship...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Razing Arizona

I decided to go to Phoenix, work on my tan, But I forgot my ID, got tossed in the can. Sheriff Joe told me I was way too brown, “Don’t bother settin’ your suitcase down.” I told him I was from...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Senate also should approve CLEAR Act

We urge our U.S. senators to please support the onshore drilling reforms in the Consolidated Land, Energy and Aquatic Resources Act – the CLEAR Act – that the House passed last week. While we need...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Ballot box is the place to begin reforms

The train wreck we call Congress is back home campaigning for re-election. Deserving their pathetic 11 percent approval rating, why should any get rehired? The system is broken. Corruption runs...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

U.S. should be more accepting of Islam

I recently saw a CBS Evening News report about how the city of New York plans to fill an empty 13-story building in Lower Manhattan with a community center and an Islamic prayer center. Many reject...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Remember all the good things about BP

Is our family the only one in La Plata County that still backs BP? The oil spill in the Gulf was disastrous and will have a long-lasting effect.Accidents do happen, even major ones. Considering the...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

20th anniversary of ADA was bittersweet

After celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act on July 26, we have mixed emotions. Twenty years after President George H. W. Bush signed this civil-rights legislation...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

County should move forward with PACE

Most everyone would like to make their home or business more energy efficient or install renewable energy projects such as solar. The major hurdle to overcome before making these improvements is...

DATE: July 31, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Like a well, hole in the heart can be capped

I am overjoyed that the cap BP placed over the oil leak seems to be holding. This obviously is just a temporary solution while BP drills toward a more permanent one.As I’ve followed the news about...

DATE: July 31, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Hotter family’s taxes nobody else’s business

It seems the Herald was especially hungry for news when it published the front-page article about how much Commissioner Kellie Hotter and her husband owe in back taxes (July 17). Really, and come...

DATE: July 29, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Distasteful yes, but not Ride the Rockies

I was sadden to read the letter by R.D. Kinney of Ignacio (“Ride the Rockies left distasteful memories,” Herald, July 12). As an avid bike rider, I was embarrassed to read the actions he saw...

DATE: July 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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