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Ride the Rockies left distasteful memories

I want to thank the cyclists of Ride the Rockies for the memories.I can understand when you're out riding your bicycle in the woods and nature calls - you answer. But when you are on the highway...

DATE: July 12, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Bruce Baizel understands county's issues

Bruce Baizel will make a great county commissioner. Bruce's broad experience with issues in the county gives him a deep understanding of the issues.He is a practicing attorney, has testified before...

DATE: July 12, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Cartoon was an affront to the Constitution

I was extremely offended by the cartoon on the Opinion page July 2 concerning the recent Supreme Court ruling on gun law.The Second Amendment to the Constitution guarantees the right of the people...

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

Challenge will be to hold 9-R accountable

By the Herald's own admission (editorial, Herald, June 20), District 9-R's key to placing a successful mill-levy override question on the November ballot lies in full public understanding. Voters...

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

No plastic trash cans are truly bear-proof

A recent incident in which a bear got into a wildlife-resistant trash container on County Road 203 highlights why the containers are called "wildlife-resistant" and not "bear-proof."Wildlife-proof...

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

Voters should take a look at Bruce Baizel

Who am I to tell someone how to vote in the up and coming elections? But what I will do is recommend voters pay close attention to Bruce Baizel, who is running for county commissioner.I think they...

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

It is a simple question of right and wrong

TheDurango Herald has run two articles in as many weeks advocating or celebrating homosexuality. A small but vocal segment of society is working toward having the rest of us accept their...

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

It seems we have a saint living among us

Durangoans should recognize the blessing of Vi McCoy's presence in the community. We know that she is a good Christian; her letters to the editor proclaim it.Therefore, she knows Jesus' admonition...

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

Residents should vote on medical marijuana

La Plata County Commissioner Kellie Hotter has requested that commissioners vote to put a question on the November ballot concerning medical marijuana. The vote will occur July 13 during the normal...

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

Two ways to look at Obama's presidency

According to Edmund Andersson (Letters, Herald, June 20), President Obama's sins include breaking his oath to preserve and defend the Constitution, "willfully" lying to the public, coddling...

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

Salazar a strong advocate for veterans

Today I became aware of an e-mail, distributed on or about May 30 over my signature endorsing Bob McConnell for the 3rd Congressional District and urging Pueblo veterans to "look at supporting Bob...

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

Hateful reaction to first Pride event is sad

I am a native of the Durango area who was heartened to see the inaugural Pride event take place. I was overjoyed to know that my family attended; they know how difficult it was for me to grow up...

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

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