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Mulkey loved community, put all at ease

We had the pleasure of knowing and volunteering with Carla Mulkey through Needham Elementary School. Her smile could light up a room, make a child laugh, and put anyone at ease. She loved the...

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

Dog encounter illustrates how busy Animas River Trail is

I am writing in response to the letter from Brenda Macon (Herald, Feb. 21). My son and I were both bitten while running on the river trail a while ago; however, our experience was a little...

DATE: March 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Community should rally to support youths

When my husband and I walked into the Durango High School gymnasium recently for the boys basketball playoff game, I expected a “Red Sea.” Much to my dismay, the empty bleachers left me wondering,...

DATE: March 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Planning Commission appointment shows Hotter’s true colors

La Plata County Commissioner Kellie Hotter’s nomination to reappoint Wayne Buck to the Planning Commission shows the extent to which she bows to a small group of right-wing extremists. Buck was one...

DATE: March 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Emergency crews must be ready for worst-case scenario

As a board member of the Durango Fire Protection District, I’m sometimes confronted by residents who are critical of our fire department, claiming it has too much equipment or that the staff is too...

DATE: March 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Obama will go down as one of worst presidents

I am neither a Democrat nor a Republican. I am a mother, grandmother, woman and wife. I have worked in the business world and been a stay-at-home mom. I am an American. But when I heard on...

DATE: March 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Electing commissioners by district good idea

Rep. J. Paul Brown’s recent attempt to have county commissioners elected by district is long overdue and should be supported. The only argument I have heard against doing so is that commissioners...

DATE: March 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Weigh in on 9-R student fees tonight

Durango School District 9-R will host the annual Budget Work Session from 5 to 7 p.m. today in the auditorium at Miller Middle School. Community members are invited to join and provide ideas and...

DATE: March 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Plastic bags harm environment, animals

I would like to respond to Rebecca Talley’s letter to the editor in which she describes plastic bags as innocuous and inconsequential to the environment (Herald, Feb. 14). I work in animal welfare...

DATE: March 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Contraceptive graphic sent strong, wrong message

Where did the Herald find the graphic for the tragic story about Erika Langhart (Feb. 17) The DurangoHerald must be clearer when presenting such strong graphics. The graphics entirely misrepresent...

DATE: March 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Register now to bowl for kids’ sake

I’ve recently been working with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado and would like to invite everyone in our community to join in a wonderful fundraiser for our local kids, Bowl for...

DATE: March 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Make recycling an optional city service

Three cheers for City Councilor Paul Broderick for questioning increases for recycling services that will be more efficient yet cost the taxpayer an additional fee. The city should make recycling...

DATE: March 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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