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City’s admission of fault was heartening

After continual examples in the media of public servants pointing the finger elsewhere, it was refreshing to read City Manager Ron LeBlanc’s admission that, “our system failed,” (Herald, July 24)....

DATE: July 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Fishermen display unethical behavior at lake

A good friend of mine told me of a horrific story recently of three completely selfish men who had stringers of large, beautiful, native cutthroat trout (well over the legal limit) strung over...

DATE: July 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Restaurant report will keep diner at home

Reading the restaurant inspections in the Herald (May 23), I was shocked to learn that a fine local restaurant had such a problematic report. It renders my enjoyment of the establishment null and...

DATE: July 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Cyclist from another planet, not lying about age

I feel the need to respond to H. Louden Kiracofe’s ignorant and foolish letter (Herald, July 24). To suggest that Walt Axthelm’s competitive advantage comes from fibbing about his age or county of...

DATE: July 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Consider Colorado’s Constitution

Negotiations about the federal debt limit loom large in the foreground of U.S. politics. On the horizon is the series of Republican presidential primaries, leading up to the 2012 general...

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

‘Greater Tuna’ show at Durango Arts Center was downright delicious

Holy mackerel! My husband and I just had the time of our lives. We recently headed to the Durango Arts Center to see what they had to offer: Tuna! “Greater Tuna,” to be exact. Hummm. We weren’t...

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

La Plata County commissioners must explain mayhem

A sickening thing happened at the July 14 county Planning Commission meeting. Countless volunteer hours spent over the last two years and hundreds of thousands of county tax dollars were wasted as...

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

Who authorized a mud hut in the park?

A number of property owners and business in the 1200 block of Main Avenue are concerned about the unauthorized construction of an experimental mud hut in Buckley Park. Buckley Park is a special...

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

Despite fights, Kelly had colleague’s admiration

During my tenure as a teacher at Fort Lewis College, I fought tooth and claw with Reece Kelly, disputing his views on ROTC and other college policies. However, I greatly admired him as a teacher...

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

Election spending at all levels is staggering

It is amazing the amount of money that will be spent for an individual’s election or re-election. President Obama is saying he needs $80 million for his re-election.How much will each U.S. senator...

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

Axthelm made rare switch from motors to pedals

I read with great pleasure John Peel’s column on the truly phenomenal Walt Axthelm (Herald, July 18). As mentioned in the article, Walt was inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame on Sept. 8,...

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

Super cyclist needs to confess his real age

Great column on Walt Axthelm (Herald, July 18), but reports of such superlative performances should awaken the skeptic. Certainly there must be some explanation for his success other than...

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

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