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DMR price changes seems vengeful

I’ve been a season pass holder at Durango Mountain Resort for 22 years, started in my 50s and am now 74. In the 1990s, those 70 years and older skied for free in Colorado, and I looked forward to...

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

LPEA must pursue mission of finding cleaner power

I have been considering Jeff Berman’s message (Herald, April 8) about LPEA slipping away from its mission, which I see as finding cleaner affordable power, conservation and planning for future...

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

U.S. can send strong message to prevent war with Iran

Several people who read my recent letters to the editor on the subject of Iran have said to me, “So you stated the problem, but what solution did you offer?”I say the solution is quite simple. The...

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

Liberal arts, career-oriented majors not mutually exclusive

It is unfortunate that in a recent letter (Herald, April 6) voicing support for the liberal arts, Debbie Meyers choose to attack respected academic disciplines like accounting, education,...

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

Climb fire ladder for perspective about workers

There are so many serious issues currently being discussed, but I think that there is space for one more: firefighters and police.I recently had the opportunity to climb a 75-foot ladder on one of...

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

New pass rates could drive seniors from slopes

Durango Mountain Resort announced its new rates for season passes for next year. A price increase was not unexpected as it has raised prices every year for the last several years, but by a...

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

Poem reminds of Durango’s beauty

This poem was written by my 12-year-old grandson who was born in Durango but had to move away because of his dad’s work. He misses Durango deeply and has demonstrated those feelings beautifully in...

DATE: April 11, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Riverview teacher makes student, family feel lucky

Riverview Elementary seriously has some of the greatest teachers. Having moved here a little more than a year ago from a big city, I was pretty amazed at just how much the teachers and staff really...

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

Those who don’t like plastic bags shouldn’t use them

While you are banning plastic bags, don’t forget to include those pesky single-use kitchen trash bags, sandwich bags, food storage bags, and leaf bags that are choking our plastic garbage cans and...

DATE: April 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

DMR asking seniors to pay more for less

I am always a bit skeptical when businesses raise their prices for the sole justification of keeping up with others that have higher prices. This is the way we pay for gas. Even people who are 65...

DATE: April 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

School district policy revisions should be broad, clear and interpretable

Thank you to The Durango Herald for coverage of the Sunnyside principal hiring communication disaster. At the board of education meeting March 20, it was easy to see how this mess occurred. In the...

DATE: April 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Fort Lewis College transitions from liberal arts school to vo-tech

Google “Fort Lewis College,” and this is what you get: “A liberal arts college in Colorado.” It goes on in a welcome statement: “Fort Lewis College is a selective public liberal arts college in...

DATE: April 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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