Opinion

This election season, look to O’Donnell

As the summer begins to cool down and the Broncos prepare for their season opener, the election season is heating up. Locally, we have an outstanding candidate in Brian O’Donnell running for our...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

There is more to economy than finance

The economy, the one where people work and consume and make stuff for the rest of the world to consume, is slowly dying from lack of nutrition. The stimulus, for lack of a better word, that is...

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

Look to ‘American Taliban’s’ own past

So now it appears, at least to Michaela Dasteel (Letters, Herald, Aug. 16), that Dr. Richard Grossman is practicing genocide against Hispanics, having been “allowed to infiltrate” Mercy Regional...

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

Public is invited to air-quality meetings

In response to the story regarding the San Juan Citizens Alliance’s flyover of the region to view air quality (Herald, Aug. 12), I am writing to encourage the San Juan Citizens Alliance, and any...

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

‘Bear Smart’ ignored obvious fix: Hunting

“Bear Smart” by Bryan Peterson, (Herald, Aug. 12) covers several “ideas,” and few solutions.The best solution is for the Division of Wildlife to allow more extended seasons and opportunities for...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Courts right to be deciding on gay rights

Well, you knew that this would and should happen, my conservative friends. I know what you are thinking: “The courts overturned ‘the will of the people’!”Just take a moment to think, though.Think...

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

Republicans attacking the middle class

Several letters recently have emphasized the Republican fiscal irresponsibility during the years of George Bush’s reign. The GOP’s insane policies continue in the form of blocking tax breaks to...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Saying ‘bicycle’ a simple, clean salutation

Sue Benton’s request (Letters, Herald, Aug. 9) that cyclists approaching pedestrians on the river trail give them a “heads up” is entirely reasonable.I typically shout out “bicycle” when coming up...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Trust trained weed control professionals

Regarding “chemical free” parks (Herald, Aug. 4), there are varying views, and you can guess which side we fall on as owners of Scott’s Pro-Lawn.Katrina Blair continues her inaccurate claims that...

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

Hispanics in forefront of abortion fight

Dr. Richard Grossman is feeling the heat from Durango Catholics, thus his cheap shots against nuns in the Herald (July 25).The fact is that it is young Hispanic lay Catholics who are leading the...

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

Strict color standards benefit everyone

Hats off to Jan Derck and Todd Messenger of the Durango Planning Commission for having the courage to say what really needs to happen to preserve the natural beauty of our area by having strict...

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

World was diminished by Grams’ death

Gentle, kind, compassionate and generous are just a few words to describe Tom Grams. Our dentist and friend – we will miss Tom’s lovely smile and sweet demeanor.Most of all, the world is a lesser...

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

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