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Durango is not a sanctuary city

The letter to the editor concerning “sanctuary status,” so-called “illegal immigrants” and local crime rates (Herald, Feb. 4) should be an affront to all those who value factual information and...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Nothing unintentional about cuts

This week’s Herald has been a stimulating read. First, Ellen Roberts wanted to reserve the oil and gas severance tax savings accounts (Herald, Feb. 6) for counties impacted by oil and gas...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

This is no sanctuary, crime is not rising

The letter to the editor from Sam Donaldson (Herald, Feb. 4) claimed that crime in Durango has gone up since Durango became a sanctuary city.There were some errors in Donaldson’s letter. For one,...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Keep Snowdown public events kid-friendly

Question: When is the Snowdown Parade no longer a family-friendly event? Answer: When it features pole dancing as an entry. My immediate reaction to this tasteless display was to cover my...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Where is Brown on breakfasts for kids?

A message concerning the denial of breakfast before class from the Republicans on the Joint Budget Committee:“OK, kids, cowboy up! Let’s see you cowboy up. OK, you’re hungry – but if you march into...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Speak up now about Colorado television

It is not to late to make our voices heard on the issue of Colorado TV access for La Plata and Montezuma Counties. You may file a comment or reply to a comment already on file until Feb. 22....

DATE: Feb. 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Talk to teenagers about dating violence

February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. As a concerned teen advocate and therapist, teen dating violence is a scary reality for our small community. Teen dating violence is...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Make lawmakers tell kids no breakfast

Cutting funding for school breakfast? Really, people? For whatever reasons, the parents don’t have the money, so let’s punish the children for something they have no control over.I grew up in a...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Remember Reagan and fight Alzheimer’s

Today is the 100th anniversary of the birth of President Ronald Reagan. Reagan was an early advocate for Alzheimer’s disease, helping to raise public awareness with the first proclamation of...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

House abortion bill is an insult to women

I’ve just finished reading the full text of House Resolution 3, a bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that is designed to place limits on federal funding for abortion. This is...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Columnist set a bad example with humor

There is one event missing from Snowdown – Dumbest Citizen Of Durango. And we already have a winner. Herald columnist Ted Holteen.In an age where there are thousands of programs across the country...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Support the Girl Scouts and buy cookies

It’s that time of year again: the time of year when Girl Scouts sell their delicious cookies. I love a tall glass of milk and a box of thin mints.My obsession with Girl Scout cookies began as a...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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