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Carry Earth Day’s bold legacy to 2011

Earth Day 1970 changed our lives. As in 2011, there were fears for our endangered environment. With little regulation, factories polluted our air and water. Joe and Jane Public did not see how...

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

Obama policies are misdirecting country

We are witnessing another masterful misdirection by Obama. The latest is partisan budget battles. Our economy continues to deteriorate. TARP and the two stimulus packages were busts and inflation...

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

Flood zone includes too little information

I would like to thank La Plata County for communicating to the residents along the La Plata River concerning the recently adopted flood zone. If it had not been for The Durango Herald, this...

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

Get Lake Nighthorse open for summer

In reference to the story headlined “Lake Nighthorse plan advances” (Herald, April 13): In my opinion, the Bureau of Reclamation has built a beautiful reservoir and an attractive nuisance.For as...

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

‘Rachel’s Challenge’ Monday in Bayfield

Rachel’s Challenge, currently the No. 1 large assembly program in the nation for promoting the themes of anti-bullying and anti-hatred within our schools, is coming to Bayfield. The message behind...

DATE: April 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Beers was best part of visits to Colorado

For many years now, my family has been blessed to spend part of our year in the beautiful Four Corners area of Colorado.We’ve always enjoyed the pristine beauty and high-country ambiance of the...

DATE: April 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Treat every day as if it were Earth Day

My children and I love this town and the beauty that is around us. However, lately, we have noticed an overwhelming amount of trash. So we, as a family, decided to do something about it.I won’t...

DATE: April 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Nature not listening to climate alarmists

Three years have passed since Dr. Richard Grossman and I lodged our “gentlemen’s bet” (we each donated $5,000 to support Durango Nature Studies) on the course of world climate over a 10-year...

DATE: April 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

‘Boosting the economy’ with our money

The Associated Press story “Tax refunds add $300B to economy” (Herald, March 31) could only have come from IRS spin-masters. The headline should read “IRS takes $300 billion in interest-free loans...

DATE: April 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Tell EPA by May 2 to close power plant

Freedom to enjoy life in the Southwest does not take a pretty view. It takes clean air. This we need to have healthy lungs. May 2 is the deadline to submit comments to the Environmental Protection...

DATE: April 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Leave snow ungroomed for bump skiers

While I agree with Poppy Harshman (Letters, Herald, April 7) about some things at Purgatory being great this year, especially the friendly staff, I do not agree with her about the grooming at the...

DATE: April 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Solar energy should be done responsibly

Colorado has been chosen as one of several western states where large-scale alternative-energy development will soon begin. The Bureau of Land Management has identified four locations on public...

DATE: April 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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