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No plastic trash cans are truly bear-proof

A recent incident in which a bear got into a wildlife-resistant trash container on County Road 203 highlights why the containers are called "wildlife-resistant" and not "bear-proof."Wildlife-proof...

DATE: July 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Voters should take a look at Bruce Baizel

Who am I to tell someone how to vote in the up and coming elections? But what I will do is recommend voters pay close attention to Bruce Baizel, who is running for county commissioner.I think they...

DATE: July 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

It is a simple question of right and wrong

TheDurango Herald has run two articles in as many weeks advocating or celebrating homosexuality. A small but vocal segment of society is working toward having the rest of us accept their...

DATE: July 8, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

It seems we have a saint living among us

Durangoans should recognize the blessing of Vi McCoy's presence in the community. We know that she is a good Christian; her letters to the editor proclaim it.Therefore, she knows Jesus' admonition...

DATE: July 8, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Residents should vote on medical marijuana

La Plata County Commissioner Kellie Hotter has requested that commissioners vote to put a question on the November ballot concerning medical marijuana. The vote will occur July 13 during the normal...

DATE: July 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Two ways to look at Obama's presidency

According to Edmund Andersson (Letters, Herald, June 20), President Obama's sins include breaking his oath to preserve and defend the Constitution, "willfully" lying to the public, coddling...

DATE: July 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Salazar a strong advocate for veterans

Today I became aware of an e-mail, distributed on or about May 30 over my signature endorsing Bob McConnell for the 3rd Congressional District and urging Pueblo veterans to "look at supporting Bob...

DATE: July 6, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Hateful reaction to first Pride event is sad

I am a native of the Durango area who was heartened to see the inaugural Pride event take place. I was overjoyed to know that my family attended; they know how difficult it was for me to grow up...

DATE: July 6, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Segway issue needs careful review

Many thanks to the Durango City Council for not being pressured into granting a rushed temporary permit to allow the use of Segways on the Animas River Trail this summer.This hurried request makes...

DATE: July 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

GOP sides with corporations

I love it when politicians are honest. And let's face it, it's not often they are, but when it happens, be glad youwere watching. Last week, Republican Congressman Joe Barton apologized to BP's...

DATE: July 4, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Bike licensing not the answer

Regarding the Herald's front-page article Monday June 28, "License to Ride?", let's not create an issue where noneexists. Should motorists and bicyclists be more considerate of one another? Yes....

DATE: July 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Drivers need refresher on how to merge

Here it is again, "cone zone" time of year. We do need roadwork done, and there are many projects going on. I thinkDurangatangs need a refresher on how to merge. Are we supposed to use both lanes...

DATE: July 1, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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