Opinion

‘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

Give Bruce Whitehead a full Senate term

State Sen. Bruce Whitehead has proved to be the right man to have stepped into Sen. Jim Isgar’s shoes – and should continue wearing them for a full term.He possesses the same qualities of...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Choose Phelan as the next county clerk

We will be voting for Karen Phelan as the next county clerk and recorder. Having known Karen for more than 25 years, we are familiar with her strong work ethic, her reputation as a responsible and...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Police set up cyber sting

John Christopher Triplette, 24, is suspected of enticement of a child, sexual exploitation of a child and Internet luring, all felonies. He is being held on $250,000 bail in La Porte, Texas,...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Further proof GOP is the party of the rich

The GOP loves to talk about how bad deficits are and the importance of fiscal responsibility. But just go back 10 years, when Bush and the GOP took power in 2000. Clinton left him a huge budget...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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