Opinion

Speak up now about Colorado television

It is not to late to make our voices heard on the issue of Colorado TV access for La Plata and Montezuma Counties. You may file a comment or reply to a comment already on file until Feb. 22....

DATE: Feb. 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Talk to teenagers about dating violence

February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. As a concerned teen advocate and therapist, teen dating violence is a scary reality for our small community. Teen dating violence is...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Make lawmakers tell kids no breakfast

Cutting funding for school breakfast? Really, people? For whatever reasons, the parents don’t have the money, so let’s punish the children for something they have no control over.I grew up in a...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Remember Reagan and fight Alzheimer’s

Today is the 100th anniversary of the birth of President Ronald Reagan. Reagan was an early advocate for Alzheimer’s disease, helping to raise public awareness with the first proclamation of...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

House abortion bill is an insult to women

I’ve just finished reading the full text of House Resolution 3, a bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that is designed to place limits on federal funding for abortion. This is...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Columnist set a bad example with humor

There is one event missing from Snowdown – Dumbest Citizen Of Durango. And we already have a winner. Herald columnist Ted Holteen.In an age where there are thousands of programs across the country...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Support the Girl Scouts and buy cookies

It’s that time of year again: the time of year when Girl Scouts sell their delicious cookies. I love a tall glass of milk and a box of thin mints.My obsession with Girl Scout cookies began as a...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Food bank needs monetary help, as well

I would like to make people more aware of the Durango Food Bank, and what a valuable part of our community it is.I volunteer at the food bank and have seen firsthand how much people appreciate the...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Sidewalks around Needham need fixing

I am a fourth-grader at Needham Elementary School. I live on Crestview Drive, and the sidewalks aren’t great. People can’t enjoy a walk on the sidewalk at all.Everybody around here has to walk on...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

City should fix dangerous, ugly sidewalks

Some of the sidewalks around Durango, such as on West Third Avenue, are dangerous. People walk and can trip and fall because the sidewalks are so bad, and someone could get hurt.I think that the...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Homeowners need to drop prices further

There is a large market of want-to-be homeowners in Durango, of which I am one. I am still waiting for home prices to drop to more realistic levels in the area. If you are a home seller, why not...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Cutting school lunches part of a pattern

Does the Republicans’ move to block school breakfasts for the vulnerable in Colorado exemplify their “pro life” stance? I hope that we use the brains God gave us to stop a political party that...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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