Opinion

Take the time to get lake recreation right

My neighbor and I went to the meeting at Needham Elementary School on Nov. 16 to hear more public views regarding recreation on, in and around Lake Nighthorse. What struck me was that people who...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

The Taj Mahal is a tomb; it is not a hotel

I tried to read Denise Murray’s letter (Herald, Nov. 14) about President Obama’s apology to America. First of all, I would like know if she meant the real Taj Mahal or some casino and hotel. Does...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Herald wrong about education, Alaska

“Alaska is not a state where formal education is essential to getting ahead, so it attracts people who have skills other than literacy. One does not need to be a top-notch speller to be successful...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

For sake of tourism, keep the trolley free

I just read the story headlined “Trolley: Would you give a quarter?” (Herald, Nov. 16.)I am a past president of the Durango Hotel-Motel Association. When I read about how the city might benefit...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

College’s dismissal of Tina Evans stinks

I take little joy in writing this letter for a number of reasons. I spent 37 years at Fort Lewis College in a variety of capacities, and I would do it all over again. I take no particular delight,...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Simulcasts bring Met operas to Durango

I was one of the few people who spent Saturday morning, Oct. 23, at the Stadium 9 Cineplex enjoying the spectacular production of “Boris Godunov”, the classic Russian opera by Mussorgsky. This...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Keep donating to ‘Save Lids, Save Lives’

Thank you to the entire Durango community for continuing to support the “Save Lids, Save Lives” campaign that I undertook starting in September. Collection of the pink lids continues until Dec....

DATE: Nov. 18, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Greed, corruption enabled by distractions

There’s one part of American society that apparently will never experience unemployment. The political and corporate spin machines have logged decades of growth and prosperity as millions of...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Barbershop a great place to go

What a refreshing story about Izzy Tucson (Herald, Nov. 9). My husband and I truly enjoy getting our hair done at the barbershop he and his father own. They are so friendly, honest and very...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Success of 3A a true community effort

On behalf of Durango School District 9-R, we would like to thank the Durango community for its support of Ballot Issue 3A.From the beginning, we knew we had a long road ahead of us but hoped that...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

No one seems to know truth on economy

Do you believe economists? I hope they’re right about the end of the recession. I can believe that employment and housing are lagging indicators, but I have trouble with another economic premise....

DATE: Nov. 15, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Purgatory succeeded in pricing out locals

Purgatory long has been a local ski area that has given the Durango community close affordable skiing. This simply no longer is the case. The days of decent season-pass prices finally have been...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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