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Broderick undermined budget with campaign

Durango City Councilor Paul Broderick approved the city’s budget which was dependent upon the $900,000 La Plata Electric Association franchise fee and then used his official position to actively...

DATE: April 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Quote indicates retaliation could be all right

I advocate for nationwide sex-crime legislation reform and was horrified by this quote from Cpl. Suess Beyer: “Retaliation against sexual assault offenders is discouraged and can be illegal,”...

DATE: April 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Unwashed reusable bags harbor bacteria

Only 15 percent of those who use reusable grocery bags wash them regularly. Thus, the bags harbor bacteria and possibly mold. Health and safety are always first!Robert WireDurango

DATE: April 16, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

DMR pass price increase not ‘senior-friendly’

Upon leaving the morning session of the Second Annual Community Challenge: Meeting the Needs of Seniors, Providers and Caregivers on March 28, I reflected on the outstanding, informative and...

DATE: April 16, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

DMR price changes seems vengeful

I’ve been a season pass holder at Durango Mountain Resort for 22 years, started in my 50s and am now 74. In the 1990s, those 70 years and older skied for free in Colorado, and I looked forward to...

DATE: April 15, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

LPEA must pursue mission of finding cleaner power

I have been considering Jeff Berman’s message (Herald, April 8) about LPEA slipping away from its mission, which I see as finding cleaner affordable power, conservation and planning for future...

DATE: April 15, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

U.S. can send strong message to prevent war with Iran

Several people who read my recent letters to the editor on the subject of Iran have said to me, “So you stated the problem, but what solution did you offer?”I say the solution is quite simple. The...

DATE: April 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Liberal arts, career-oriented majors not mutually exclusive

It is unfortunate that in a recent letter (Herald, April 6) voicing support for the liberal arts, Debbie Meyers choose to attack respected academic disciplines like accounting, education,...

DATE: April 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Climb fire ladder for perspective about workers

There are so many serious issues currently being discussed, but I think that there is space for one more: firefighters and police.I recently had the opportunity to climb a 75-foot ladder on one of...

DATE: April 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

New pass rates could drive seniors from slopes

Durango Mountain Resort announced its new rates for season passes for next year. A price increase was not unexpected as it has raised prices every year for the last several years, but by a...

DATE: April 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Poem reminds of Durango’s beauty

This poem was written by my 12-year-old grandson who was born in Durango but had to move away because of his dad’s work. He misses Durango deeply and has demonstrated those feelings beautifully in...

DATE: April 11, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Riverview teacher makes student, family feel lucky

Riverview Elementary seriously has some of the greatest teachers. Having moved here a little more than a year ago from a big city, I was pretty amazed at just how much the teachers and staff really...

DATE: April 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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