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Balance coverage of sports, academics

I have long thought that The Durango Herald does not balance articles and pictures about academics and sports in our schools. I’ve never seen a picture of some nice kid with his parents looking on...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Siblings on the lam show need for Denver TV

Just another reason Southwest Colorado residents should have access to Colorado news stations: The gang of youthful thugs that was captured near Colorado Springs, heading who knows which direction,...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

9-R needs to invest in technology

One problem about the technology at Durango School District 9-R schools is there is a lack of money being put into technology. I currently attend Miller Middle School, where we use Microsoft Word...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Local legislators missed mark on soda tax stance

According to the article titled “The Squeeze on Soda” from the Health & Fitness section of The Durango Herald (Aug. 8), Southwest Colorado’s legislators gave the penny-per-ounce tax on sugared...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Politicians should reveal where money went

Wouldn’t it be revealing, but certainly not shocking, to find out if our overspending, fiscally irresponsible politicians have left any of their dollars from their excessively high, taxpayer-funded...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Reduce size of Congress to save costs

I wanted to comment on Rep. Scott Tipton’s stance on the debt ceiling vote and its ramification on my own personal situation.By attaching all the cost-cutting wishes to the bill, the results were...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Powers must craft plan that doesn’t include war

On Aug. 4, Sen. Dick Durbin, a member of “Gang of Six,” was on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” and stated our nation will always be engaged in wars until the end of time. War means job security...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Truck-idler had other options for dogs

Responding to Ross Wait’s letter (Herald, Aug. 5) regarding a ticket for leaving his vehicle running while meeting with a real estate agent, I would like to give kudos to the city for citing such...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

UN notion of sustainability part of takeover plot

There’s nothing wrong with sustainability. Take nuclear reactor chain reactions, for example. They wouldn’t generate much electricity without sustainability. The sun would be a dark and dreary lump...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Extreme partisanship driven by Republican elite

Though a temporary compromise was reached, imagine being one of the 74,000 FAA-related folks out of work because Congress leaves Washington for an August vacation – while getting paid, of course....

DATE: Aug. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Grossman rich in wisdom, respect for life

Dr. Richard Grossman is among the finest human beings I have ever had the privilege of being acquainted with. Anyone who would attempt to denigrate his wisdom and compassion for all of the...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Emphasize effort to cultivate newfound wealth

With the current economic crisis where do we turn? Sure there’s plenty of blame. The Republicans, Democrats, tea party, S&P, lack of jobs, housing market, credit, debt, trade, barter, printing...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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