Opinion

Remember Reagan and fight Alzheimer’s

Today is the 100th anniversary of the birth of President Ronald Reagan. Reagan was an early advocate for Alzheimer’s disease, helping to raise public awareness with the first proclamation of...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

House abortion bill is an insult to women

I’ve just finished reading the full text of House Resolution 3, a bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that is designed to place limits on federal funding for abortion. This is...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Columnist set a bad example with humor

There is one event missing from Snowdown – Dumbest Citizen Of Durango. And we already have a winner. Herald columnist Ted Holteen.In an age where there are thousands of programs across the country...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Support the Girl Scouts and buy cookies

It’s that time of year again: the time of year when Girl Scouts sell their delicious cookies. I love a tall glass of milk and a box of thin mints.My obsession with Girl Scout cookies began as a...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Food bank needs monetary help, as well

I would like to make people more aware of the Durango Food Bank, and what a valuable part of our community it is.I volunteer at the food bank and have seen firsthand how much people appreciate the...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Sidewalks around Needham need fixing

I am a fourth-grader at Needham Elementary School. I live on Crestview Drive, and the sidewalks aren’t great. People can’t enjoy a walk on the sidewalk at all.Everybody around here has to walk on...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

City should fix dangerous, ugly sidewalks

Some of the sidewalks around Durango, such as on West Third Avenue, are dangerous. People walk and can trip and fall because the sidewalks are so bad, and someone could get hurt.I think that the...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Homeowners need to drop prices further

There is a large market of want-to-be homeowners in Durango, of which I am one. I am still waiting for home prices to drop to more realistic levels in the area. If you are a home seller, why not...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Cutting school lunches part of a pattern

Does the Republicans’ move to block school breakfasts for the vulnerable in Colorado exemplify their “pro life” stance? I hope that we use the brains God gave us to stop a political party that...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Support balanced-budget amendment

Much like the weather, everybody talks about government spending and the deficit, but nobody does anything about it. Every proposal to reduce the federal budget is met with horror by the usual...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Danger is in thimerosal, not the vaccines

I need to respond to the article by Melinda Malone on vaccine safety (Herald, Jan. 23).First of all, Malone did not explain that the preservative thimerosal is mercury.Mercury is one of the most...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

House bill would raid wildlife funding

House Bill 1150 has just been introduced to move $5 million per year for 10 years from the Colorado Division of Wildlife cash fund to the Colorado Water Conservation Board’s construction fund.First...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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