Opinion

Brouhaha over e-mails misses the point

I have been watching with some interest and curiosity the recent newsmakers regarding climate change and the ongoingdebate between scientists and others as to the legitimacy of their reports.As a...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

RHA plans to devalue Bayfield homes

Guess what? Our local and federal governments have teamed up to throw hard-working homeowners in Bayfield under thebus.In these hard times, the Regional Housing Alliance of La Plata County has...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Whom to believe - facts or Fox News?

Apparent by his use of quotation marks surrounding the word, Dick Riethmiller (Letters, Herald, Dec. 6) denies thevalidity of science, writing: “The 'science' of global warming took a beating by...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Herald perpetuates global-warming lies

Geez, that “global-warming" story (“Climate-change experts: Adapt or die," Herald, Dec. 4) that ya'll had on the frontpage is unbelievable. Both literally, as well as considering the progress of...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Plowing wrong place to balance budget

It's 2 p.m. Dec. 8, day two of the snowstorm. Do you know where your city snowplow driver is? Not on your littleneighborhood street, that's for sure.The city had set aside only $50,000 as a...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Obama wrong to listen to the generals

Three articles appeared on the front page of the Herald on Dec. 3. The first one stated that the funding budget ofColorado's state colleges will be drastically reduced this year because the federal...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Obama's Afghan plan not militarily feasible

After having listened to our president's articulation of his vision for Afghanistan, I'm tempted to conclude that hespoke in the grip of an induced ecstasy, one that transported him to a drastic...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Watch for children later after school, too

To all who travel up Junction Creek in the evenings, please be aware of your surroundings and conscious of your speed.School zones do not end when school is let out - there are numerous activities...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Rosenberg leads a joyous tradition

For the 10th year, Mark Rosenberg has opened the Christmas season with a memorable gift - the joy of performingselections of Handel's oratorio, “The Messiah."Conducting the Durango High School...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Allow more rainwater collection

I commend the Herald for its editorial on forward-looking planning for a water supply for the Dryside (Opinion, Herald,Nov. 20).However, there is one practical tool for water planning that seldom...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

GOP needs more candidates like Webb

What a hatchet job the Republican Party - along with The Durango Herald - did on Lew Webb, the one-time candidate forthe state representative of the 59th District.Webb was painted as the son of a...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Cops stopping woman to see 'cool' car

Six weeks ago my wife bought a brand new 2010 Camaro. We think it's the best-looking car on the road. Apparently, sodoes local law enforcement because she's been pulled over at least once a week by...

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

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