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Berman will lead LPEA in right direction

If you’re concerned about the 45,000 tons of pollutants the coal-burning Four Corners Power Plant spews into our air every year, then you need to be concerned about the La Plata Electric...

DATE: April 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Misfired gun a poor choice for amateurs

As a professional, certified teacher of handgun defense, I feel I must clarify some information that was included in the article, “Gun fires accidentally into local pub” (Herald, April 22).The...

DATE: April 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Brown’s bear bill uses Palin-like logic

The nation is in crisis and battling a significant economic downturn, but state legislators in the West have greater problems to tackle. Utah and Arizona must have an official state gun, both bills...

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

Sexy Bible verses not about a marriage

Ann Butler’s story “Illuminating the Song of Songs” (Herald, April 16) contains a rather curious passage: “The Song of Songs, or Song of Solomon, is considered a love poem and represents a...

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

Property valuation is based on statute

Property taxation began about 6,000 years ago in Lagash, current-day Iraq. While the principle remains the same – support of government services – the measurement of “fair share” has moved from...

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

A sportsman’s perspective on bear bill

Here is a point of view on J. Paul Brown’s bear hunting bill. The way I understand it, it is going to give the Division of Wildlife more latitude with the dates of the hunting season. No sportsman...

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

Is Durango monitored for radiation?

Does anyone know what the deal is with this radiation impact in our local area? Here is an EPA report that iodine-131 has been found in the Denver water system –...

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

Pet’s death leaves household missing her

A member of our household died. She had been our friend for almost 11 years, and my wife and I wept without embarrassment when we took her to the vet for euthanasia.She was not “our dog” anymore...

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

Curiosity about birth documents mounting

Kathleen Parker’s April 18 column using the “birther” word was bound to be a pick by the Herald staff, who recently ran some editorials about civility and name-calling. I think a lot of people...

DATE: April 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Demand return of government for people

The emperor’s clothes were in full view during the budget negotiation process. Unfortunately, there was no one to tell him he had none. Most of the negotiations focused on exactly how much money...

DATE: April 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Driver handled run-in with cyclist poorly

I was riding my bike on East Third Avenue (near E. 31st Street) at about 5 p.m. April 12. I see a fellow cyclist riding toward me on a road bike in full gear. A guy in a Subaru passes him, then...

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

Mall owners’ opposition is perplexing

Anyone walking through the cavernous empty space that is the Durango Mall must wonder at the skewed logic of the mall owners. To fight the development of the Mercury Payment Systems campus doesn’t...

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

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