Opinion

Changing names disrespectful to history

The city’s plan to rename Goeglein Gulch Road “College Drive” should be seen for exactly what it is: part of a blatant attempt to eliminate the history of Durango.There are secret plans to rename...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Join AAUW’s mission of helping women

This month marks the beginning of the 130th anniversary year of the American Association of University Women. Founded in 1881 as a small association of women collegiate alumni, AAUW now is a...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Redone College and Main will save lives

Thanks to the city of Durango; it just saved many lives. I am referring to the new beautiful and safe intersection at College Drive and Main Avenue.Having stores in the 500 and 600 blocks, I have...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Schools need resources, not more visions

I want to be very clear here with today’s government representatives and policy leaders: Our children’s classrooms are not their political playground. We are tired of words. We are ready for...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Speed up approval of marijuana centers

We hope to shed light on the benefits of approving existing medical marijuana centers in La Plata County. The lack of an approval process is negatively affecting patients and the community at...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Time for whining about skiing has begun

’Tis the season for the malcontents to come out against our local ski area (Letters, Herald, Nov. 14). A a long-term resident – three years – Mic White was once a college student here, which indeed...

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

Full-body scanner better than searching

I have had an artificial hip for about five years and travel frequently by air. The hip sets off all monitors, and I get hand searched every time.Albuquerque has a body scanner. It has been in...

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

Penalizing traffic scofflaws welcome

I was surprised and pleased to hear that the Durango Police Department is finally going to make penalizing traffic scofflaws more of a priority around here. People have been writing letters to the...

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

Take the time to get lake recreation right

My neighbor and I went to the meeting at Needham Elementary School on Nov. 16 to hear more public views regarding recreation on, in and around Lake Nighthorse. What struck me was that people who...

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

The Taj Mahal is a tomb; it is not a hotel

I tried to read Denise Murray’s letter (Herald, Nov. 14) about President Obama’s apology to America. First of all, I would like know if she meant the real Taj Mahal or some casino and hotel. Does...

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

Herald wrong about education, Alaska

“Alaska is not a state where formal education is essential to getting ahead, so it attracts people who have skills other than literacy. One does not need to be a top-notch speller to be successful...

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

For sake of tourism, keep the trolley free

I just read the story headlined “Trolley: Would you give a quarter?” (Herald, Nov. 16.)I am a past president of the Durango Hotel-Motel Association. When I read about how the city might benefit...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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