Opinion

Theft marred celebration of birth

We are visiting Durango from Florida. On June 6 our grandson Conrad was born at Mercy Regional Medical Center. To help celebrate his arrival home we posted balloons and a sign saying "It's A Boy"...

DATE: June 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Take care limiting federal courts' role

The story "Tribes fight for judicial independence" (Herald, June 14) may, in its broadest meaning, be a healthy sign for tribal governance.From several years of experience in tribal courts here in...

DATE: June 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

No longer proud of the United States

For the first time in my adult life, I'm not proud of my country.I'm ashamed that we allow the bumbling Obama bureaucracy to systematically destroy our once proud nation.I'm ashamed that we...

DATE: June 16, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Arts previews and reviews whet appetite

Now, that's the ticket: notice well in advance of forthcoming theatrical and musical events to enhance our planning.And there will be thoughtful and provocative reviews after these events.I am...

DATE: June 16, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

County needs to move away from drilling

It seems strangely ironic that we are to lament the slowdown in gas drilling, according to some in our county government. The worldwide recession actually is slowing environmental degradation,...

DATE: June 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Push Congress to move country forward

There seems to be parallels between the big three automakers and the government. General Motors and Chrysler can be compared with Democrats and Republicans in Congress. Just as these auto companies...

DATE: June 14, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Sad trend in domestic extremism

For as long as people have lived in communities, there have been divisive ideologies that are expressed and negotiated with varying levels of civility. Under democratic governments, inherently,...

DATE: June 14, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Herald is fanning fires of school controversy

Evidence supporting the notion that the Herald is willfully fanning fires between Durango High School and Animas High School is mounting. The Herald published an AP article entitled, "Idaho...

DATE: June 14, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

SJBHD official overstepping authority

I am writing regarding local civil engineers' dissatisfaction with Mike Meschke, environmental health director at San Juan Basin Health Department.The engineers aren't complaining because they...

DATE: June 14, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

One voice not enough for editorial board

Who actually writes The Durango Herald editorial? Is it the members of the editorial board, or the sole opinion of one writer?When writing a letter to the editor, I am required to affix my name,...

DATE: June 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Visiting family eases Alaskan boy's pain

On May 14, our family had a terrible loss. My 39-year-old brother passed from pancreatic cancer after a five-month battle that was most emotionally straining. He has three teenage children - ages...

DATE: June 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Beware of tick and flea drops for pets

I felt compelled to write this letter to the editor on the chance that it might save someone else the pain of losing a beloved pet. We lost our family cat of nine years on Memorial Day. Eight days...

DATE: June 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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