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Marriage created by God in Genesis

In Genesis, we read that God created man, then later put Adam to sleep and took one of his ribs and made a woman. Verse 24 leads: “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall...

DATE: May 31, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Incendiary comments can promote violence

Is the media at all responsible for what it prints? I am not sure. But as a person who still enjoys reading a newspaper, I am astonished at how often I am subjected to reading the rants of...

DATE: May 31, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

DHS hiring process, candidates impressive

For more than 25 years I have been an executive search consultant for major investment banks, commercial banks and Fortune 100 companies. In the last two weeks, I have had the privilege to be a...

DATE: May 30, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Sweeping should occur during off-peak hours

It is appalling that the town of Durango can not sweep and clean the streets during off-peak hours. I park on the public streets daily, and find it very negligent for people’s vehicles to be put in...

DATE: May 30, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Harter instilled values in staff, students

John Peel’s column regarding Pete Harter was spot on (Herald, May 21). Harter is a compassionate, caring, decent man and stands out as a pillar in our community. My wife and I made the decision...

DATE: May 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Students need flexible path to graduation

My praises to Gregg Janus for his op-ed concerning career technical education (Herald, May 20). He captured a difficult dilemma we as a nation are facing in education. As a teacher at Durango High...

DATE: May 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

‘Dino Train’ just another roadside attraction

I attended the county planning meeting on May 21. The attendees posed relevant and serious concerns over what the railroad is proposing, including the fact that its pre-emptive advertising is full...

DATE: May 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Don’t trash valley with cheap sideshow

Twenty-five years ago the Animas Valley was a lovely expanse with ranches in the valley and houses on the higher elevations. There was room for a herd of 100 elk to winter over across from the...

DATE: May 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

For healthy economy, pursue your passions

Gregg Janus’ op-ed (Herald, May 20) struck a chord with me. There was a time when our society valued a person’s hard work, whether it be physical or intellectual. Nowadays, we seem to think that if...

DATE: May 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Price raise sends Canadian skiers elsewhere

We decided 25 years ago that we should find a place to enjoy our twilight years. Being skiers, we spent one week at most of North America’s slopes to find that place.I can still remember smiling at...

DATE: May 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Turn to Jesus or risk eternity in hell

Colorado is blessed having God-fearing state officials who have the courage to uphold the sanctity of marriage by denying the destructive precursor called civil unions.Shame on our sniveling Gov....

DATE: May 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Minority trumps neighborhood consensus

I found the piece ”Commercial creep on East Third Avenue?” informative (Herald, May 4). However, as owner of The Jakway House, I was surprised that no effort was made to interview me. I have a few...

DATE: May 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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