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Banning plastic bags would save taxpayers money

It’s a smart move to ban plastic bags. Forward thinking means better sales. What happened when Natural Grocers-Vitamin Cottage moved to town? No loss of patrons for them, with just a sign on the...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

War budget belies truth about Christian nation

Does anyone else find it a teensy bit incongruent (distressing? insane? hypocritical? Have I mentioned insane yet?) that while mobs of self-righteous religio-Americans proclaim fanatically that...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Editorial displayed Herald’s bias against Democrats

I love how the editorial (Herald, Dec. 6) talked about Newt Gingrich like this: “Newt Gingrich, who has risen from the bottom of the large heap of GOP candidates despite early dysfunction in his...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Bag ban would be just another imposition on freedom

So-called “progressives” want to ban plastic bags because of the energy used to make them. This in spite of the fact that there’s virtually nothing in them – the bags, or the heads of those pushing...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Things worse now than four years ago

Where do you start? Another year past and things are not getting better. Then finding out that I now have to pay Colorado taxes on my military retirement? I served for 21 years, 17 of which were...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Use lodgers tax for real needs, not just more art

I find it very disturbing to read that the Durango City Council is looking into a 2.5-percentage-point increase in the lodgers tax for two reasons. First, why burden our community with what...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Craft store would be welcome in Grandview area

Please consider bringing a craft store to the Grandview area. There are many local crafters, but the nearest craft store is in Farmington.We crafters would love a Michaels or Hobby Lobby in the...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Demand that foods containing GMOs be labeled as such

I was appalled at the column by Garth Buchanan (Herald, Dec. 4). Genetically modified organisms are not going to save the world from starvation. That is one of the industry’s favorite myths....

DATE: Dec. 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Congress overstepping with detention legislation

The America we all believed in so worshipfully as school kids is changing rapidly for the worse. Both houses of Congress have passed legislation that will allow our government to arrest and jail...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Too many outside voices influence Tribal Council

There is a complete absence of decision-making ability at the Southern Ute Tribal Council. You must appreciate how serious it is. At this critical time, tribal leadership is in dangerously short...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Comprehensive plan’s spirit will be resurrected

The La Plata County Comprehensive Plan has been severely battered because of mistaken identity: It was feared it would take away property rights. In fact, as a visionary document, it would not be...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Taking shopping elsewhere to flee bag ban does not compute

I don’t know about you, but I cannot imagine driving to Farmington (or Cortez or Montrose) because I can’t get a free plastic bag at a Durango store. Let’s do that math: gas at $3.40 x 25 mpg x 50...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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