Opinion

Two bills are threats to women’s rights

This week, Rep. Scott Tipton has the opportunity to vote “no” on HR 217, The Abortion Provider Prohibition Act, which determines who gets to use Title X funds. A “yes” vote will, in essence, defund...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Random acts of kindness alive and well

On a recent Thursday evening, my son and I went downtown for a quick errand and to grab some dinner before his soccer practice. We ate at a restaurant on Main Avenue. When it was time to go, I went...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

End the killing; spay or neuter your pets

We all know how much Coloradans love their pets. We work side by side with them, take them on outdoor adventures and let them ride shotgun. Paradoxically, last year, nearly 33,000 dogs and cats...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Only obscenity was in the critics’ minds

In response to the complaints about the Snowdown parade float:As a participant on the offending float, I would like to address the apparent misunderstanding: This is not pole dancing – or...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Victim has suffered more than 60 days

Upon reading TheDurango Herald (Feb. 11) I have many questions not answered. The story I am referring to was headlined “Durango man gets 60 days for DUI, running over an elderly woman.”My first...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Bayfield Schools do not deserve criticism

It’s been brought to my attention that there is unrest among some parents of children in the Bayfield School District. I am sad about this. I have graduated seven children from the Bayfield...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Pole fitness nothing to do with stripping

When the Abominable Pole Monsters arrived at 4 p.m. to line up for the Snowdown parade, there is no denying that there was a mixed response from the other paradegoers, the looks on their faces,...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Breakfasts, Costco, Humane Society good

I have several thoughts about the news in the Herald, Feb. 10.First, I’m glad to see the free breakfasts for school- children are being reinstated by the state Senate. No children should have to go...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Building ‘green’ not appreciated by banks

My husband and I recently built a home in Hesperus and financed it with a home equity line of credit from a local bank. In the interest of energy independence and to take advantage of the more than...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Brown’s legislative priorities fascinating

Ah, it’s fascinating to hear about J. Paul Brown’s priorities. He’s hard at work trying to save our dollars by focusing on things like ethics training for certified public accountants. That’ll take...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Tone of Roberts’ column surprising

Sen. Ellen Roberts’ Op-Ed piece in the Herald concerning the financial state of Colorado’s PERA (Feb. 8) did not come as a great surprise. After all, public pension plans, from Social Security to...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Forestry shouldn’t be an ‘industry’

As someone with first-hand experience in fire hazard reduction and first-hand knowledge of the forest management field, as well as someone with lifelong roots in the Durango community, I am...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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