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Kindness is alive and well in Durango

I want to thank the man who spotted the flat rear tire on my car as I was backing out of a parking space at north City Market. Not only did he inform me about the flat tire, he offered to change it...

DATE: May 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Cyclists can share trail or hit the road

I am writing in response to Jodi Deller’s letter about the messy trails from horse tracks (Herald, May 24). When I finished laughing, I began to seriously ponder if these people are for real. When...

DATE: May 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Beware of all types of cyclists on roads

Summers in Durango are bracketed by cyclists: This weekend, it is bicyclists to start the summer, and Labor Day, it is motorcyclists who dominate our consciousness as summer draws to a close. May...

DATE: May 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Stay off trails after rain to let mud dry

This Sunday, after waiting patiently to allow our trails to dry out from the recent rains, a few of us decided to go for a mountain bike ride. Everyone was all smiles and happy to finally be out...

DATE: May 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

DHS pranksters qualified to lead nation

The recent prank pulled by Durango High School seniors has proved to be a more effective economic stimulus for Durango – generating more than $100,000 worth of jobs – than the actual American...

DATE: May 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Make all agricultural items contraband

Unfortunately, in the news lately, we have witnessed communities destroyed by tornadoes, watched municipalities deluged by floodwaters and seen fires create panic while wreaking destruction, not to...

DATE: May 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Hug your child in honor of stroke victims

May is Pediatric Stroke Awareness Month. It’s not common, but it does happen. In Durango alone, there are at least three pediatric stroke survivors ranging in age from 1 to 15 years old.My daughter...

DATE: May 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Make pranksters pay all cleanup costs

In reference to Dave Deane’s letter (Herald, May 20), I must disagree and wonder if Deane cares about two of our most valuable resources, our children and our teachers. I commend Diane Lashinsky...

DATE: May 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Will haz-mat hay suits be next at DHS?

After I quit laughing about Durango High School’s closure due to hay, I asked myself: Is this because we have become so fearful of everything, so much so that we can’t have classes because a small...

DATE: May 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Putnam was wonderful teacher to many

I just wanted to say that Michael Putnam, who died last week, was a wonderful teacher to me and my family. He taught my mother as well as her two brothers in elementary school. Then, about 15 years...

DATE: May 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Local AmeriCorps volunteers are many

Thank you for publishing Adrian Uzunian’s informative article about the AmeriCorps VISTAs serving with the Western Hardrock Watershed Team (Herald, May 15). Uzunian highlighted the important work...

DATE: May 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Some days, you eat the bear ...

Well, it just goes to show J. Paul Brown: Some days the bear eats you.Davitt M. Armstrong, Durango

DATE: May 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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