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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

Comparing Obama’s decisions to Truman’s

President Obama is making a jihad about the killing of Osama Bin Laden. He is showing his buffoonery in comparison to former President Truman.Truman was vice president under Franklin D. Roosevelt....

DATE: May 15, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Pranksters owe parents for lost wages

To the people who thought it would be fun to take the air out of the school bus tires: When you are caught, I expect full reimbursement of my lost wages!Lesha PowellDurango

DATE: May 15, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

UN taking up sustainable development

There is ample evidence to prove that the La Plata County Comprehensive Plan was crafted and built upon terminology and methodology as set forth by the United Nations Agenda 21 if one wants to find...

DATE: May 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Friends, neighbors, rescuers helped in fire

On a recent Friday morning my house caught on fire. First, I want to extend a heartfelt thanks to the men who, at great risk, came in and saved my girlfriend and me. A fine job was done by Durango...

DATE: May 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Circus animals typically treated with cruelty

Animals used in circuses spend their lives in cages and chains. They endure endless hours in cramped, poorly ventilated and filthy transport trucks.It is standard practice to use sharp bull hooks...

DATE: May 13, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Resource program born from collaboration

Thank you for the article “30 local businesses can ‘green up,’” (Herald, April 25). The Resource Smart Business Program highlighted in this article is an exciting new opportunity for La Plata...

DATE: May 13, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Herald’s awards show its worth as resource

The Durango Herald earned 71 awards in 2011 from the Colorado Press Association and the Colorado Associated Press Editors and Reporters with first places for editorial writing, series, photography...

DATE: May 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Obama’s economic record is positive

I have been repeatedly disappointed by President Obama’s willingness to cave in to Republicans on issue after issue, in efforts to reach across the aisle. Republicans have returned the favor by...

DATE: May 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Make ‘smart meters’ a free, opt-in choice

’Tis the season for spring cleaning, and we are not talking about dust bunnies. It is time to vote in new LPEA directors. Colorado Citizens Smart Meter Awareness encourages you to vote for Kristen...

DATE: May 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

America must take back the country for all

“Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.” – Winston ChurchillPresident George W. Bush saddled us...

DATE: May 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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