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Lachelt committed to building community

Planning for the future is not a United Nations plot to take over America.It is, in fact, a common-sense way of making sure that our children inherit a community worth living in. It’s what...

DATE: May 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Rhetoric riles with paranoia, conspiracy theory

It is a pleasure to see Phil Abbott (Letters, Pine River Times, April 13), and in his wake, Wendy Cox (Letters, Herald, May 1), regale us with their pristine vision of how life on this planet...

DATE: May 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Circus animals are well-trained, cared for

Animals used in circuses typically spend their lives being chauffeured everywhere they go, they have personal chefs, personal physicians, chamber maids and personal groomers. They are not left to...

DATE: May 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Lawmakers must uphold Constitution for all

Republican Speaker of the House Frank McNulty states that there are more important things to do than give civil rights to a fraction of his constituents (Herald, May 15). Those rights are...

DATE: May 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Make medical marijuana laws fair for all

Anyone knows that drugs stay in our system for along time, so this means if you smoke the night before, then say you get pulled over by the peace officer and he says to you, “You seem impaired, we...

DATE: May 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Broderick’s actions work against city’s success

Paul Broderick’s actions as a city councilor are working against the well-being of Durango. He fought the franchise fee the city has collected for more than 40 years from La Plata Electric...

DATE: May 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

School nurses key to student health care

May 6 was National School Nurse Day. School health services have been described as a “hidden system” of health care by Julia Graham Lear, founder of the Center for Health and Healthcare in Schools...

DATE: May 18, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Dispensaries wrongly linked to teen drug use

I was amazed to read a Durango School District 9-R official connect medical-marijuana dispensaries with rising rates of local teenage drug and alcohol abuse in the article “Helicopter = attention...

DATE: May 18, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Rove’s group found to be less than truthful

I know it may be hard to believe, but that bastion of truth-telling, Karl Rove’s American Crossroads, has been posting mostly false information.PolitiFact, the Pulitzer Prize-winning fact-checking...

DATE: May 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Writer should stop whining and volunteer

Had Frank Klein (Letters, Herald, May 9) studied a modicum of history, he would have learned that senior discounts are a response to the extreme fixed income most seniors live on. The discounts...

DATE: May 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Dinosaur park inappropriate for Animas Valley

As an adjacent landowner, I received notice that the train is planning on opening a “Dinosaur Amusement Park” on property it owns in the valley. The plan is to run the train two to four times a day...

DATE: May 16, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Scientist not qualified to speak on fracking

As a Ph.D. petroleum reservoir engineer and geologist having spent 30 years in petroleum reservoir modeling, assessment and fluid flow analysis, I was both shocked and angered by Tom Myers’ absurd...

DATE: May 16, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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