Opinion

Many reasons exist to be safe on roads

Well, here we are in the midst of tourist season and summer traffic again. Summer means warm days and backyard parties, not driving as fast as possible.We must be patient. The lines and the speed...

DATE: June 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

College students need homes in town too

Fort Lewis College is home to 4,000 students who bring more than $1 billion to the town every year. I think that deserves some appreciation! Yet, every ad in the newspaper for a home to rent says,...

DATE: June 28, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

'Meet the farmers' every Wednesday

In the Herald's recent "Meet the Farmer" series, Marje Cristol is highlighting those hardworking local farmers and ranchers who are bringing us more and more healthy, sustainably produced...

DATE: June 28, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Help make Durango pedestrian friendly

How can Durango become a more pedestrian-friendly community? Neon pedestrian signs and painted white lines seem nonexistent to some drivers. To those drivers who observe the crossing signs, thank...

DATE: June 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

All agree climate system is complicated

I take issue with the recent letter from George Reynolds (Herald, June 21) criticizing scientific climate research. It would help if he would state explicitly what he thinks should happen. Does he...

DATE: June 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Farm-raised salmon are healthy to eat

Mike Smedley's comments regarding Atlantic Salmon are highly unbalanced (Herald, June 22). No ocean farming advocate opinions and counter-arguments are expressed as a minimum of good journalism....

DATE: June 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Look back to see who is ruining the country

I see by Chuck Snyder's opinion (Letters, Herald, June 23) that this country is being run into the ground.He cites the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as taking "billions of borrowed dollars." Perhaps...

DATE: June 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Durango's cyclists give others a bad name

Thanks to Susanne Fletcher for her valuable insight into the obnoxious, uninformed, pompous attitude that seems to pervade the Durango cycling community (Letters, Herald, June 23).The next time she...

DATE: June 25, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Back country horsemen co-sponsored clinic

The article about Glenn Ryan and the USFS Regional Specialty Pack String was a pleasure to find on the Herald's June 20 front page; the Web video was nothing short of excellent. The Herald did a...

DATE: June 25, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Biodiesel not a sustainable alternative

Turning plants such as sunflowers into fuel uses much more energy than the resulting biodiesel generates, according to a new Cornell University and University of California at Berkeley study."There...

DATE: June 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Second Amendment includes parks, too

Wayne Hare goes to some pains to establish his credentials as a "gun lover" in his op-ed ("The Right to Bear Qualms," Herald, June 7). Then, he launches into an attack on the recent change in law...

DATE: June 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Country is being run into the ground

How in the world can anybody approve of the way this country is being run? Bailout money is being spent like a drunkard, with millions going to Congress for campaign contributions and billions not...

DATE: June 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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