Opinion

'Community' includes more than DHS

We want to make a slight correction to the letter by Lynn Brown (Herald, Feb. 3) regarding Durango High School as our“community school of choice." The term community includes everyone, and DHS is...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

District 9-R can cut unneeded spending

I have made the argument that government, at all levels, needs to control its spending. I always have stood againstpork-barrel spending, backroom deals, special-interest groups and no...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Spay or neuter pets to prevent euthanasia

We all know how much Coloradoans love their pets. We work side by side with them, take them on outdoor adventures andlet them ride shotgun. Paradoxically, last year, nearly 40,000 dogs and cats...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Federal spending clearly unsustainable

Obama has just presented a $3.8 trillion budget, with a $1.4 trillion deficit. And we have 10 times more than that inunfunded liabilities over the coming years.You don't have to be an economist to...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Fight cancer; join a Relay for Life

I am a 28-month cancer survivor. I was diagnosed on a Friday on my lunch hour, the day my youngest grandson was born.It is a life-changing experience to hear the words “you have cancer." I went...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Teens also perform acts of kindness

In this day and age of hearing constant negatives, especially about teenage kids, I am here to tell you there are goodkids as well.When I got stuck driving into the driveway of my apartment...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Let Senate health-care foes filibuster

It is interesting how the progressives in the Senate fear the filibuster so much. They should remember thatcivil-rights legislation was passed despite Strom Thurmond's marathon filibuster.Those...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

How quickly we forget to bring bags

I approached the grocery check stand with shame, realizing I had forgotten to bring my bags, and looked around at othershoppers who did not have bags, either. We had them for a month, almost every...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Give thanks for the world's 'Hatfields'

Gracious Vi is the real McCoy, isn't she? (“How could anyone not question Obama," Letters, Herald, Jan. 25.)We all should question politicians, corporations and people who take their Bible and try...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter writer supports Durango dealers

Because of irrational anger toward the current administration and its general incompetence, I wrote a letter with aglaring error. (Herald, Jan. 24.)My point of buying a 4x4 from a local dealer was...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

National leadership should offend all

The American phenomenon of the T.E.A. Party movement was highlighted recently in an open and honest expression of themerits of the movement by Denise Murray's fine opinion piece (“We will not...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

DHS our community school of choice

I am so proud to live in a community that provides our young people with such an outstanding high school. The Jan. 25open house for incoming ninth-graders at Durango High School was informative and...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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