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Good Samaritan, police make couple’s day

On May 7, we parked our 1994 Chevrolet Corvette on the west side of the 700 block of Main Avenue to meet some friends for lunch around 12:30 p.m. We left the restaurant a little after 2 p.m. and...

DATE: May 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Get rid of all those dangerous deer, too

State Rep. J. Paul Brown, R-Ignacio, says, “Regrettably, it is only a matter of time until we have a human-bear tragedy. We need to be proactive and try to make changes that will lesson that...

DATE: May 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Trying to understand left-thinking brains

Those on the left, ”liberals,” confuse me. They stand up and cheer for the murder of bin Laden but decry the use of enhanced interrogation and waterboarding to get to him. I guess a shot to the...

DATE: May 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Phoning and driving endangers others

Attention Durango: Put your cellphone away, and drive your vehicle, please.Pretty much every day I get behind someone not doing the speed limit because they just have to take a phone call, or...

DATE: May 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Bennet did good work on Hermosa Creek

As an avid trail motorcyclist, mountain biker, hiker, fly-fisherman and wilderness advocate, I would like to commend Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., and his work toward finalizing legislation on the...

DATE: May 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Dedicated 9-R teachers work hard for all

I believe this is an appropriate time of year to thank our dedicated educators in Durango School District 9-R. After reading Mimi Thurston’s letter to the editor (Herald, May 1), I felt that...

DATE: May 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

A ‘little’ theft of artifacts is still theft

I am writing in response to a letter from Howard White stating that he believes there is a statute of limitations on the ownership of personal property (Letters, Herald, May 8). If White knew that...

DATE: May 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

‘Geronimo’ has roots in military lexicon

The word “Geronimo” has long been in the military lexicon as a word meaning commitment and accomplishment. It began during the training of paratroopers for European combat jumps in World War II....

DATE: May 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Bear cub photo selection was insensitive

On the front page of the Herald on May 6, there was an article about a cub that had been hit on Florida Road. The photo shown with the article pictured the body of the cub. The choice to showcase...

DATE: May 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

School fostering world awareness in kids

I commend Needham Elementary School for teaching an active participation in service to others with a world-wide perspective. Last week, as a Needham neighbor, I received a paper crane with a note...

DATE: May 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Conviction in relic case should not stand

To be convicted of a felony for picking up a trinket and taking it home is, in my opinion, unbelievable (“Dove Creek man pleads guilty in relic case,” Herald, May 6). Bud Rockwell did not commit a...

DATE: May 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Nuclear power cost, danger too high

Nuclear power generation has been touted as a “green” source of energy that can play a significant role in the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energies. There is, however, nothing green...

DATE: May 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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