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National security requires confidentiality

The editorial about the Obama Administration's lack of transparency (Herald, June 13) missed the mark when it equated the Watergate or Monica Lewinsky scandals to divulging classified information....

DATE: June 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Chris Park a reason to vote out incumbents

The Forest Service is about to give away 228 acres of pristine Chris Park property, belonging to we the people of La Plata County, for $8,000 per acre or $1,824,000. "The market values for this...

DATE: June 13, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Program teaches proven suicide prevention

As one of the trainers for the two-day Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training Workshop held at the ColumbineCenter in Durango on June 2 and 3, I'd like to congratulate the 20 trainees and...

DATE: June 11, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Trashing our planet three different ways

In this letter, I will address three types of pollution: oil in the ocean, trash along the sides of the roads andgraffiti on our buildings. Well, our government and the oil companies have finally...

DATE: June 10, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

McLachlan's dedication shows in students

I am writing in response to Barbara McLachlan's "A lesson for naysayers: Teachers work hard and face challenges for the kids" (Herald, June 6).I had the joy and privilege of having McLachlan as a...

DATE: June 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

True leader would unite country to fix spill

Regarding the editorial about the oil spill not being the president's fault (Herald, June 6), you should have been so diplomatic and sensible when editorializing about the previous...

DATE: June 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Blame networks and Nielson, not the FCC

As the 19th century humorist Josh Billings noted, "The trouble with most people isn't their ignorance, it's in knowin' so many things that just ain't so." A case in point is the notion that the...

DATE: June 8, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Obama needs to learn the Constitution

Obama's political organization has not acted to prevent illegal immigration across the U.S., highlighted by Arizona, New Mexico, California and Texas. The administration has not acted...

DATE: June 8, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Simple rules to make Main traffic better

Traffic on Main Avenue wouldn't be so bad if drivers would show a little courtesy to others.You could start by using your turn signals now and then. Next, get out of the left lane (aka the "passing...

DATE: June 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Durango respectful of military service

Recently, we had the opportunity to stay in Durango for several weeks. This was not our first visit to your town. Besides all the wonderful weather and landscapes, we again found your town of...

DATE: June 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Durango should cut prices for more business

So what's up with prices in Durango? Our lowest gasoline price on June 2 for unleaded was $2.82, but in Denver the lowest price was $2.35, a 47-cent difference - unbelievable but true! I know we...

DATE: June 6, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Herald ignored Durango High's graduation

I was surprised that no story about the May 28 Durango High graduation ceremony ran in the Herald. I was disappointed, as were, I'm sure, all the graduates and their families.I understand that much...

DATE: June 6, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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