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Fort Hood letter blaming guns disappointing

I am terribly disappointed in your decision to print the letter by Ron Lowe of Nevada City, Calif., blaming the gunsfor the actions of Maj. Nadal Hasan at Fort Hood, Texas. During this time of...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Constitutional test of Islam looms

Of Fort Hood, Islam, jihad, sharia and the Constitution: For some time I have wondered when and if there would be acase that would test the constitutional conflicts when Islam faces that...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

School district steadily improving

Thank you to the more than 3,000 voters who showed their confidence by voting for me in the Durango 9-R School Boardelection.We have a good school district, one that is steadily improving, and has...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Taking away weapons not the answer

 I think it has been established by the proper investigative authorities that Maj. Hassan is a practicing Muslim.It also sounds to me like the man himself was quite open regarding his faith and...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Military just at DHS to proctor exam

I just finished reading the article regarding the Army recruiter proctoring the Armed  Services VocationalAptitude Battery test given to Durango High School students. While I do not condone what...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Attack impossible without guns

Muslim smuzlim! Muslim is the first word out of the mouth of the hatemonger at the coffee shop. He said, “Did you hearthat a Muslim killed 13 soldiers at Fort Hood?” The soldier who did the killing...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Measure is a giant step in right direction

I want to publicly thank Rep. John Salazar for standing firm against tremendous pressure from the insurance lobbies andvoting for the Affordable Health Care for America Act.  I know too many...

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

Thanks for your health-care vote, Salazar

Finally, we are on our way to joining the rest of the developed world by making basic health care available to all ourcitizens.Thank you, John Salazar, for being on the progressive side of history...

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

Good Samaritan made couple's trip easier

 On Thursday, we left our hotel in Cortez to begin our 16-hour trek home. Not five miles from our hotel, we had ablowout on our trailer just short of the Mesa Verde National Park entrance. At 4...

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

Barack Obama is no John F. Kennedy

When did the Democratic Party morph into a socialistic party? When did it become OK for the president to beanti-American, apologize at home and abroad for our history, and tiptoe around our...

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

Residents should decide fate of retailers

In "Big-Box Fight Starts," Councilman Mark Weiler states that a "vocal minority" is using "scare tactics" to swaypublic opinion against the development of a large retailer in Pagosa Springs. As a...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Everyday people should serve in Washington

Open letter to Sen. Udall and Sen. Bennett:I saw part of the program on Channel 9 on Oct. 24 with the two of you and Colorado's Representatives. At the end of theprogram, the two of you said that...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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