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Editors made appropriate decision to uphold standards

Three cheers for the Durango High School yearbook committee! Sydney Spies is advertising, and it’s not for a yearbook photo! Standards must be met by all parties when submitting something for...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Be prepared with a survival kit at the ready

The following suggested items are for a young person’s survival kit in and around Durango. You can put the contents on this list in a backpack, glove compartment, purse, etc., inside a Ziploc bag....

DATE: Jan. 16, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Tightened voting laws benefit all, regardless of party

Whoever wrote the ludicrous editorial on “Voting rights” (Herald, Jan. 2) needed to do his (her) homework. Unless, as usual, the Herald is endorsing the liberal Democratic National Committee’s...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Get rid of flashing arrows to clear up confusion

The flashing yellow arrows seem to be confusing most people. Why not get rid of the flashing yellow arrows and use the green arrow for turning left at all times.I am finding our traffic busy when...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Volunter to help kids learn through Big Brothers Big Sisters

As a schoolteacher I see children who struggle every day. We are fortunate in this community to have access to resources to help improve the lives of some of these kids. Once such resource is Big...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Partnership aims to improve state’s oral health

While many Coloradans focus on their New Year’s resolutions, community and public-health leaders across the state are pledging to improve the oral health of all Coloradans. Diseases of the mouth...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Bag ban taken to extreme could have dire results

Here’s my take on this “Bag It” campaign to ban plastic bags. Thankfully, there was not a ban on telescopes but just the theory that the Earth was the center of the universe.Thankfully, we had...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Requiring voter identification is not discriminatory

Perhaps the idea of requiring identification from voters is worth a look. At present, you can’t drive, fly commercially, cash a check, open a bank account and so on without a validly issued...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Be a mentor to change lives for the better

January is National Mentoring Month, the purpose of which is to highlight the impact that mentoring, both formal and informal, can have on individuals and communities. I have the good fortune of...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Both parties routinely appear politically suicidal

I agree that the GOP handling of the tax-cut extension was akin to political suicide, but what do you expect from a party that has become politically incompetent? Sometimes you have to hold your...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Ban all activities that burden landfill capacity

In response to Patricia Senecal’s letter (Herald, Dec. 27), I would like to offer my full support for her campaign to ban the use of plastic bags. However, I would like to point out that some of...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

GMO corporations suppress evidence about their practices

Garth Buchanan may be right (Herald, Dec. 4). There may be no serious academic evidence against GMO agriculture. The corporate world has used mafia-style tactics to suppress, destroy and ruin the...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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