Opinion

Hateful reaction to first Pride event is sad

I am a native of the Durango area who was heartened to see the inaugural Pride event take place. I was overjoyed to know that my family attended; they know how difficult it was for me to grow up...

DATE: July 6, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Segway issue needs careful review

Many thanks to the Durango City Council for not being pressured into granting a rushed temporary permit to allow the use of Segways on the Animas River Trail this summer.This hurried request makes...

DATE: July 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

GOP sides with corporations

I love it when politicians are honest. And let's face it, it's not often they are, but when it happens, be glad youwere watching. Last week, Republican Congressman Joe Barton apologized to BP's...

DATE: July 4, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Bike licensing not the answer

Regarding the Herald's front-page article Monday June 28, "License to Ride?", let's not create an issue where noneexists. Should motorists and bicyclists be more considerate of one another? Yes....

DATE: July 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Drivers need refresher on how to merge

Here it is again, "cone zone" time of year. We do need roadwork done, and there are many projects going on. I thinkDurangatangs need a refresher on how to merge. Are we supposed to use both lanes...

DATE: July 1, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

ACS has given funds to Planned Parenthood

What do the nation's largest abortion business and the American Cancer Society have in common? Apparently, more than most people would think, becuase the anti-smoking giant awarded the...

DATE: June 30, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Bears are getting into trash on county road

Just to inform all of my neighbors on County Road 203 the bears are out in our area.If you have a "bear-proof" container, one of those green residential ones with the steel lock, they are not...

DATE: June 30, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Rebate offer leads to big increase in spam

A few weeks ago, I bought some articles from a big-box store and was told that if I filled in the numbers on the sales slip on the Internet, I would get a cash rebate.After doing so, I have been...

DATE: June 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Durango Discovery Kids closed for move

On Friday, Durango Discovery Kids completed the last day of business in our special little corner of town, upstairs inthe Durango Arts Center. We are all looking forward to our move and the...

DATE: June 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Blame Obama for health-insurance costs

I was informed last week that my health-care plan, provided by my husband's employer, will be going from $462.90 a month to $1,113.90 a month. I, in no way, blame his employer for this. It is a...

DATE: June 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Spill is a wake-up call; do not hit snooze

What kind of wake-up call do you use? I imagine most people have some type of alarm clock that lets them know it's time to wake up, or time to pick up the kids, or time to pull that turkey out of...

DATE: June 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Time to examine the local gas industry

For years, gas patch residents have tried to raise awareness among Durango's in-town population about the dangers of gas development here in La Plata County. However, for whatever reason, we've...

DATE: June 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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