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Treat every day as if it were Earth Day

My children and I love this town and the beauty that is around us. However, lately, we have noticed an overwhelming amount of trash. So we, as a family, decided to do something about it.I won’t...

DATE: April 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Nature not listening to climate alarmists

Three years have passed since Dr. Richard Grossman and I lodged our “gentlemen’s bet” (we each donated $5,000 to support Durango Nature Studies) on the course of world climate over a 10-year...

DATE: April 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

‘Boosting the economy’ with our money

The Associated Press story “Tax refunds add $300B to economy” (Herald, March 31) could only have come from IRS spin-masters. The headline should read “IRS takes $300 billion in interest-free loans...

DATE: April 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Tell EPA by May 2 to close power plant

Freedom to enjoy life in the Southwest does not take a pretty view. It takes clean air. This we need to have healthy lungs. May 2 is the deadline to submit comments to the Environmental Protection...

DATE: April 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Leave snow ungroomed for bump skiers

While I agree with Poppy Harshman (Letters, Herald, April 7) about some things at Purgatory being great this year, especially the friendly staff, I do not agree with her about the grooming at the...

DATE: April 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Solar energy should be done responsibly

Colorado has been chosen as one of several western states where large-scale alternative-energy development will soon begin. The Bureau of Land Management has identified four locations on public...

DATE: April 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

D.C. lawmakers’ theatrics are appalling

Our amazing and wonderful elected officials have continued their effortless theatrics to gain support for their inadequacies and ideology. I wish to applaud them for their triumphant...

DATE: April 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

U.S. has the safest, cheapest food supply

Julie Mehan railed against Rep. J. Paul Brown and the food supply in our nation (Letters, Herald, March 25). I do not need to defend Brown – he can adequately do that – but let me remind you that...

DATE: April 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Ranchers work hard to provide safe food

As a cattle producer and food provider, I would like to address Julie Mehan’s letter (Herald, March 25). Her attack on U.S. food production is grossly inaccurate and flat-out inflammatory. For...

DATE: April 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Brown used DOW data poorly in columns

In a 1991 black bear management plan, Colorado Division of Wildlife bear researchers Bruce Gill and Tom Beck made experienced, qualified judgments on probable bear densities in varying vegetation...

DATE: April 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Heroes at crash deserve many thanks

Thank you to all you heroes from the fiery crash site on Red Mountain last month. I am the mother of the victim, Eric Petranek. I am stunned by how many people helped save Eric’s life and get him...

DATE: April 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Aiding gluttony is bad for birds, humans

There are people whose mission is to lure wildlife downtown. Piles of bread chunks, popcorn and seeds are heaped on sidewalks, alleys, communal lawns and parking lots. Animals evolved to forage; it...

DATE: April 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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