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Does the community want legal pot?

There has been a lot of jovial humor about the medical-marijuana dispensaries opening in Durango. But while the idea might be easy to joke about, it is not a laughing matter.After raiding...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Land swap offers opportunities, too

The proposed land swap, if modified as discussed below, presents a real opportunity. Opponents of the swap make good points, but their uncompromising objections fail to consider positive...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Why not help people instead of bears?

A letter to the editor about bears from Larry Zauberis (Herald, Sept. 17) included the phrase "to alter the behavior of clueless offenders."Referring to Bryan Peterson of Bear Smart, a news story...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Politicians are robbing our children

Businesses and families have painfully cut back on spending to survive the politicians' assault on our economy. Yet the Herald advocates higher taxes (editorial, Herald, Sept. 4) because "there is...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Hatred and prejudice are sins, too

I am writing in response to letters from Vi McCoy (Herald, Aug. 28) and Judith North (Sept. 9).While claiming to be such good Christians in our community, and unable to control the urge to explain...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Energy policy needs to be science-based

Congress must pass a strong science-based energy bill. But nuclear power plants can't be built and brought online fast enough to alleviate climate change. Funding them is a waste of time and...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Youssef's energy will be missed at 9-R

Melissa Youssef's retirement from the School District 9-R school board prompts both sadness and joy. Her dedication to excellence in education truly is admirable. The time and energy she so...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Emrich is an ethical, successful coach

Seeing Scott Emrich criticized in the Herald is getting a little old. Honestly, it was old about a year ago when it all began.I have had the pleasure of working within Emrich's program for six...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Simple steps could cut health costs

Obama and the Democrats in Congress say health care is "in crisis." This clearly is untrue. Of the 46 million without insurance, the real number of those continuously without health-care insurance...

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

Medical marijuana dispensaries bogus

So now it's legal to buy marijuana in Durango. You simply have to go to one of the four distributors in town and see the "doctor" to get a prescription. You could have headaches, be stressed out or...

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

Bear law aimed at repeat offenders

I am not sure that there is an immediate threat of hysteria about bears as Ken Beegles suggests (Letters, Herald, Sept. 6). If the members of the community would have the common sense he apparently...

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

Both Iron Horse Chefs are winners

Hats off to all chefs who participated in Durango Iron Horse Chef Competition on Sept. 5, especially the two finalists, Chef Sean Devereaux of Guido's and Chef Ryan Lowe of Ore House.The great...

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

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