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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

Schools can expect national standards

I have spoken out against standardized testing in general and the Colorado Student Assessment Program in particular formany years. In 2006, I testified in front of the House Education Committee at...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Poor plowing hard on smaller cars

I would like to say, with winter here, it's great to see snow. However, I am very confused as to how people aresupposed to function for daily living if they own a small car.The roads are mostly...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Get involved with Ewing Mesa roads

Shawn Nau's op-ed piece, (Herald, Jan. 24) concerning Ewing Mesa warrants further information. The referenced letter ofintent between La Plata County and Oakridge Energy was on the agenda for the...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Editorial drew breathtaking conclusion

Now let me see if I get this straight. My wife and I form a corporation for liability limitation reasons, the purposeof which will be to purchase radio time opposing the election of a candidate for...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Lousy plowing clogs city parking lots

For the last month, I have battled trying to get in and out of the city parking lots on East Second Avenue. Because thecity has not removed the snow from any of the storms, including the one more...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Apply fees to all users of public lands

Changing the dispersal of the off-highway vehicle fees paid by OHV enthusiasts should be seriously considered only whenall public land users pay a registration fee to use our public lands.I agree...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Name the services you want cut out

This letter is in response to the letter written by Cliff Schmid (Herald, Jan. 19), which has some factually incorrectinformation.The decision to lay off an officer was not an arbitrary one, but...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

City plows missed a street, came late

The city of Durango (public works) was contacted Friday afternoon regarding its lack of plowing Highland Avenue in theCrestview Subdivision between Crestview Avenue and Montview Parkway. All other...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Dyar ran hunts with professionalism

I am writing in defense of Barry Dyar and the policies of the Elk Research Institute. Yes, I harvested a cow elk lastAugust. Dyar told me to aim for the top of the neck; the animal died instantly....

DATE: Jan. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Fort Lewis tuition waiver is not charity

So House Bill 1067 has been scuttled, but according to the Herald (Jan. 23), the fight has left “bruised feelings"among officials in Denver. Now Fort Lewis College has to worry about a backlash...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Keep after fraud in Medicare, Medicaid

Now that the pathetic health-care bill has been moved to the backburner where it belongs, how about going after the$300 billion fraud in Medicare and Medicaid that was going to help fund health...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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