Opinion

Well-known local woman died in Texas

I lost a friend, Linda Donofrio. She died Nov. 27 in Austin, Texas. I know a lot of people reading this will be sad. It was hard for me to believe, and it was only made real to me recently, when I...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Name the new multi-use fields for Meigs

Kudos to the Durango City Council, city staff and Fort Lewis College for making the new community multi-use field complex on FLC campus a reality (“City gets grant for sports complex,” Herald, Dec....

DATE: Dec. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

‘Race to Nowhere’ to be shown Thursday

A local mother is bringing the incredible documentary film “Race to Nowhere” to Durango. It will be presented at 7 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Smiley Building Theatre, 1309 East Third Ave.This film is...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Choosing a ‘green’ car can be complicated

A common topic today is that of “green” cars. As little carbon dioxide emissions as a car may have, there are always drawbacks somewhere in its design. The production of biodiesel is responsible...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Salazar missed the point of the election

Apparently, John Salazar didn’t get the message of the election. Salazar lost the election because he was following Obama, Reid and Pelosi like a lap dog, wasn’t listening to his constituents and...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Annie’s Orphans is a rescue, not a shelter

I recently saw a holiday display for Annie’s Orphan’s. It included her usual statement that she’s Durango’s only no-kill animal shelter.An animal shelter is a facility that helps every animal in...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Why is city intent on renaming Goeglein?

It blows my mind why the city is so intent on changing the name of Goeglein Gulch Road. It is one of the few things we have left of our original identity.We are not any other town, nor do we want...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Do not sacrifice wildlife to boat noise

After attending another meeting about recreation at Lake Nighthorse on Dec. 8. I left with the impression that water skiers and boaters will get everything they want. The golden eagles that nest...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Right wing’s influence has weakened U.S.

For more than 35 years, the neoconservative movement has worked to re-create the political conditions that led to the collapse of the economy in 1929 and the 10-year-long Great Depression. Their...

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

Hogan’s has been a Durango institution

There are some things you just take for granted and assume are going to be around forever. On Dec. 2, walking down Main Avenue, I saw something that stopped me flat-footed.Hogan’s Store, a Durango...

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

Taxing wealthy bad for small businesses

I shudder every time I hear politicians say they want to free up loans to small business so they can meet the payroll.While his children wonder why we can’t have a new car like their neighbors, the...

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

FLC dismisses real concerns as ‘idealism’

The first time I was called an “idealist” was when I attended a summit in Washington, D.C., with 11,000 other youths to address the issues of renewable energy, climate change and environmental...

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

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