Opinion

Riddle right to separate party, issues

I was intrigue by the coverage (Herald, Aug. 22) of La Plata County Commissioner Joelle Riddle's decision to switch her affiliation to independent.In the first paragraph, it said Riddle won her...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Unanswered questions for Sen. Udall

Because I wasn't able to get into Sen. Mark Udall's town-hall meeting last week, I will pose my two-part question here:1) With policies such as the stimulus bill, health-care and energy bills, it...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Do not assume value of Social Security

The editorial (Herald, Aug. 26) claimed the Social Security program is "unquestioned in value." I question that statement.First, the reason farm workers and domestic employees weren't included in...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Five DHS seniors got no honest chance

It's fall, school is starting and high school sports are starting. It's an exciting start to seniors' year, their final year in high school, the time they have waited for, their time to shine.At...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

'We the people' should decide land swap

I have always believed that we are a government "of the people, by the people, for the people" as stated in the Gettysburg Address. Our government is supposed to work for us, and we have a right to...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Tort reform would be biggest savings

Responding to several letters (Herald, Aug. 24) about health care, I have the following comments and suggestions.Richard Gibbs asked why health insurance should be profit driven. A profit-driven...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Opposition reflects 'lifeboat mentality'

I am writing in response to the full-page ad (Herald, Aug. 23) by the Southwest Republican Women. It makes me think once again the Republican Party is in its usual state of denial and totally out...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Greed is at the heart of our problems

I would like to thank Tom Wright (Letters, Herald, July 26) and Wilson Bloch (Aug. 2) for their concise thoughts. Wright questions the existence of an intelligent designer, and Bloch  brings home...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Democrats will seek to replace Riddle

Given County Commissioner Joelle Riddle's history - the two signs in the yard, the vote on fracing - I was not surprised to see she has left the Democratic Party. She has forgotten who elected...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Fracing contamination well-known

Christi Zeller can certainly spin it with the best of them, as her recent opinion on the flawless perfection of gas-well "fracing" demonstrates. But if the oil and gas industry were as angelic as...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Animas Surgical state's No. 1 hospital

How odd it is that the Herald has not considered that the health-care debate in Durango would be enriched by letting the residents of Durango and La Plata County know that they have in their midst...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Fair rules teach children responsibility

I want to respond to Misty Talbot Rathjen's letter (Herald, Aug. 14) regarding her son's fair penalty. As a former 4-H'er who participated for 10 years, I agree wholeheartedly with the Fair Board's...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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