Opinion

Pot businesses a reminder of the '70s

Wow. Two medical marijuana businesses in Durango. Back in 1970-73, while I wandered through the classrooms of the enchanted mesa, the azure sky and fiery Colorado sun often were blotted out by...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

No roads, but we will have snowmaking

I haven't been able to pay too much attention to the blue pipe John Peel refers to in his column (Herald, Sept. 7). I'm too busy avoiding the potholes on Florida Road and hanging on to the steering...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

City decisions send jobs out of town

Everybody who lives in Durango tries to shop locally. We love our community and try to support it and its residents.Let me share with you how our city officials have "shopped locally" in choosing...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Critics of ad repeat misconceptions

As the co-author of the full page ad that ran in The Durango Herald on Sunday, Aug. 20, I'd like to correct a few of the misconceptions that pro-ObamaCare advocates have voiced in their letters to...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Speech an opportunity to teach respect

Last week, as the parent of two children in the Durango school system, I received a letter from the schools stating that if I did not want my children to hear the address by the president of the...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Colorado on track to prevent disease

Let me congratulate all of Colorado's parents, physicians, nurses and public-health departments for protecting children from disease.According to the latest National Immunization Survey released by...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Coach cut varsity to protect 'his' team

It seems Sheldon Keresy made a mistake in not accepting Scott Emrich's resignation last spring when the soccer camp conflict-of-interest controversy came up. Recently, five seniors were cut from...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Why give one gay-basher a forum?

I am writing in response to Vi McCoy's letter (Herald, Aug. 28) regarding demon gays in the military and her other letters to the editor printed by The Durango Herald. I am fairly certain the...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Complainers not teaching democracy

I'm shaking my head after reading about schools allowing parents to prevent their children from watching President Obama's address. Let me get this straight: Federal dollars contribute large...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Trashy behavior leads to leaving town

It is time to say goodbye to Durango. We have spent the last 16 months here enjoying the scenery and wildlife. I spent 30 years of my vacations coming here to enjoy the same things I still...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Given the facts, most support reform

As the national health-care debate has reached a fevered pitch, it is disturbing to witness the myths and bald-faced lies put forward by monied interests and parroted by a complicit media. (Makes...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

How far would bear ordinance go?

Before hysteria about bears prevails, we should consider what a new law would do, assuming it can be enforced. Do we really want to obligate the city to a new program that would involve hiring...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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