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Keep close eye on kids to ensure safety

As visitors to Colorado, we thoroughly enjoyed our train trip from Durango to Silverton and back. When we exited the train depot, we noticed two small unattended children, about 2 and 3 years old,...

DATE: June 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Bygone U.S. era was a better one

Does morality and honor mean anything anymore, or are they just words? So much hate, so much disgust, so many lies, who can you trust? Oh, how one could wish for a simpler time.Not too long ago...

DATE: June 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

A simple message to drivers

Drivers: Please drive courteously and slow down. Thank you.Pamela K. M. Smith, Durango

DATE: June 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Glasco’s guts and grace were inspiration

A wave of sadness and gratitude washed over me when I learned that Peggy Glasco had passed away. I had the great fortune of working with Peggy when I was a volunteer and staff member of Alternative...

DATE: June 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Reusing plastic bags makes green sense

I would like to thank Arthur Wyman for his letter (Herald, June 22). I agree completely.This is another well-intended, ill conceived, knee jerk, waste of city resources. If we are concerned about...

DATE: June 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Hermosa Study Group heard all opinions

I was part of the Hermosa Study Group. Hermosa Creek provides the ditch water that flows through our backyard and that is used in our neighborhood for irrigation. So we have a strong stake in...

DATE: June 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Durango, 9-R do not spend money wisely

I am so happy that the recession is over and the residents of Durango can spend more on needless luxuries.In 1999, we voted for a tax hike to pay for the Animas River Trail. Now this trail is to go...

DATE: June 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

City wrong to get involved in plastic bags

So the city manager, Ron LeBlanc, (Herald, June 16) thinks we should waste city money looking into banning plastic bags because a propaganda film “Bag It” has made the rounds in Durango, and a...

DATE: June 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Rebuilt Florida Road a ‘Complete Street’

Healthy Lifestyle La Plata would like to congratulate the city of Durango and Project Engineer Gregg Boysen on the Florida Road rebuild project. This road now incorporates all the latest...

DATE: June 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Archuleta brothers were dynamic duo

Together, they were known as the “Archuleta Brothers.” They lived in Bayfield, but their music was heard in the entire San Juan Basin. They were Benny, Marcelino, Freddy, Pete and Rupert. They...

DATE: June 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Accusations about city staff unwarranted

While we understand that Tim Wolf (Letters, Herald, June 17) does not want the Animas River Trail on the side of the tracks that is some distance from his home, that is not an excuse to disparage...

DATE: June 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Florida Road path offers safety for all

I would like to speak to the issue of bikes on the new path along Florida Road. Although there are bike lanes on Florida Road, these are not appropriate for all bikers to use. The path provides an...

DATE: June 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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