Opinion

Why blame executives, not politicians?

Let me get this right. People are mad that executives at public companies are getting paid too much. People want our elected officials to limit the amount executives are paid. That is, executives...

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

Religion and science not incompatible

After reading Erin Hansen's letter (Herald, Oct. 25) on evolution as a "belief," I agree that the topic is absurd. It is absurd to speak of science as a "belief," when everything about science is...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Library card harder to get than a gun

I recently discovered that although I passed the stringent federal requirements for purchasing a firearm, I am unable to meet the even more stringent requirements for obtaining a library card. I...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

No one is more qualified than Colgan

We’ve known Joe Colgan for 15 years, while he was a senior accounting professor at Fort Lewis College, and later as a member of the Durango City Council and mayor. In addition to his intellect and...

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

SCC bringing stimulus money to area

This is in response to Mike Lee’s letter (Herald, Oct. 23) about the local effects of the stimulus spending. The Southwest Conservation Corps has agreements with the San Juan National Forest for...

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

City, county should support local firms

It’s no secret the Durango City Council and the La Plata County commissioners are not very business-friendly, especially when it comes to the construction trades. It’s time that council members,...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Values of lands to be traded not equal

I am writing to express my concerns regarding the Chris Park-Glacier Club land swap. It seems to me that Glacier Club already is making plans for the property before the exchange is even approved....

DATE: Oct. 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Anti-bias training at Miller and DHS

The Prejudice Elimination Action Team from Del Alma, the Durango Educational Alliance for Multicultural Achievement, in conjunction with the Anti Defamation League, will be sponsoring its annual "A...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Officials should offer more than words

After rereading the story (Herald, Oct.3) about the state audit of the San Juan Health Department several times, my conclusion was this department might have had inadequate procedures, outdated...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Trade would save more valuable lands

It was disappointing to read that both Sen. Bennet and Rep. Salazar have bowed to special interests and ignored the conclusion of the exhaustive study made by the Forest Service in the Hermosa...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Stimulus spending not helping locals

The story headlined, “Large effort tracks stimulus spending” (Herald, Oct. 19), confirmed what we already know, which is our government doesn’t really know where the money goes and what it’s...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Obama restoring America to the world

In response to the letter from Denis Stratford (“Peace Prize for wartime president,” Herald, Oct. 16) I thought that standing by our president was part of being a real American. Yes, Barack Obama...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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