Learn about plastics' ramifications

Have you heard of the word "nurdle"? I didn't until I attended the Green Film Festival on April 17-18 at the Smiley Building and watched a film called "Addicted to Plastic" by Ian Connacher. It...

DATE: April 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor

Maybe I am naïve, but I recently had an experience that left me very troubled, not only because of what I witnessed, but because of Durango High School's nonchalant reaction.I was walking along the...

DATE: April 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Tea party protesters' message mystifies

Kudos to the tea party protesters for their involvement in the political process. An active electorate is important to our democracy.I must admit, however, to being stumped as to what they were...

DATE: April 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Support was appreciated in campaign

I wanted to extend my sincere thanks to all of you who supported my City Council campaign. As I said on election night, 10 years ago I was serving coffee at Carver Brewing Co. to many of you, and...

DATE: April 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Civitan club is great way to give back

April is Civitan Awareness Month and, as the newest member of the Durango DeColores Civitan Club, I wanted to share some of the many helpful projects our club is involved in here in...

DATE: April 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Herald can't cover all Colorado issues

I was glad to see your recent editorial in support of residents of Southwestern Colorado being able to receive television reception from Denver via cable and satellite (Herald, April 2). The...

DATE: April 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Water district meeting offered facts

In response to the letter to the editor written by Caryl Helmin-Schmid, (Herald, April 5): A medicine show, by her definition, sells snake oil or a remedy that has no basis in truth. Evidently that...

DATE: April 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Vote for LPEA board members by May 9

La Plata Electric Association recently announced board elections (Herald, April 3), and sadly, historically only about 20 percent of eligible voters vote. However, economic, social and political...

DATE: April 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Denver TV needed for political news

Those of us who would prefer receiving Denver television recently had some good news from Washington reported in the Herald. U.S. Sens. Mark Udall and Michael Bennet, along with U.S. Rep. John...

DATE: April 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

'Food safety' legislation misnamed

It seems like tainted peanut butter was the straw that finally broke the camel's back. Food safety has become a real hot topic in Washington. New bills keep appearing with the buzzwords "food...

DATE: April 16, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Tax Day a chance for balanced news

John McCain chose Durango for a presidential campaign rally Oct. 24, 2008, an event not experienced by this community since 1960.The Herald, in that day's edition, contributed a free ad to the...

DATE: April 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Attitude toward bikes must get serious

The Action Line column (Herald, March 30) regarding bicyclists and highway construction was unfair to cyclists: "If you think the road construction project is bike-unfriendly, try driving a car...

DATE: April 14, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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