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Sign language class can benefit all

I heartily endorse the American Sign Language class is being offered by St. Paul’s Lutheran Preschool. Sign language is to the deaf what Braille is to the blind – a means to get past some of the...

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

High-dollar medication illustrates cost problem

My husband was recently prescribed a gel for his actinic keratoses (those little precancerous spots we all get in the Southwest). When he brought it home, I was appalled to see the price: $356.43!...

DATE: March 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Heritage Center makes for great day outing

Need an idea for a late-winter day outing? Take a beautiful drive to neighboring Dolores to visit the Anasazi Heritage Center on Colorado Highway 184. Upon arriving, my friend and I stretched our...

DATE: March 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Chamber not part of contractor selection process

The Durango Chamber of Commerce would like to set the record straight in regards to the Welcome Center and the letter to the editor from Richard Kemp (Herald, Feb. 19). The Durango Chamber of...

DATE: Feb. 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Sheriff’s commitment to Constitution could benefit from education

Thank you for the story about Montezuma County Sheriff Dennis Spruell, who says “I still get tears in my eyes when I say the Pledge of Allegiance” (Herald, Feb. 19). He has vowed to defend the...

DATE: Feb. 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Banks not only ones to blame for real estate crisis

In the editorial supporting the government’s foreclosure settlement (Feb. 13), the Herald has ignored the real causes of the mortgage crisis. Knowledgeable and open-minded readers realize that a...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

All GOP candidates more qualified than Obama

I offer the following in response to the letter to the editor from Davitt M. Armstrong (Herald, Feb. 15).In his letter, Armstrong states that no Republican candidate running for president of the...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Men lose credibility for birth control comments

It was so disgusting to watch Rep. Darryl Issa, R-Calif., refuse to have any women on his 10-person panel discussing contraception and then later to hear Sen. Rick Santorum’s aide say that “in his...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Cartoon sent wrong message about Iran, Israel

Cartoons on the opinion page of a newspaper tells us much about the bias, the political correctness and particular prejudices of the cartoonist and the editors who chose a particular cartoon. This...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Trip to, in Durango revealed kindness, care of many

I was in Durango Jan. 5 because my son went into the hospital. On Jan. 6, I was walking to a restaurant when I tripped and fell in the alley alongside the restaurant. I fell on my face, and was...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Basketball headline implied cowardice

We are the parents of Matt Morris, a Fort Lewis College basketball player. The Herald has written many wonderful and positive articles about our son and his teams over the years. This is why we...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Both sides of comp plan debate were short-changed

I have been dealing with county land-use permitting issues since 1995 as an agent for folks processing land use permits. I have been a proponent of zoning for quite some time – not a...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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