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Spend money on starving kids, not a theory

The year 1988 marked the beginning of U.S. taxpayers' funding research on global warming, spending over $50 billion - even though global warming is only a theory, there is no evidence. Before 1988,...

DATE: May 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Habitat does much-needed work worldwide

There are so many kids and families out there in the developing world that have no homes. A lot of them live in tents and shelters, and they don't feel protected. We all take our homes for granted...

DATE: May 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Anti-Americanism colors border debate

In a complete slap at all the U.S. citizens who have been murdered, robbed, raped and so on for many decades - while the liberal media reported as little of it as possible - the current Arizona and...

DATE: May 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Search for oil destroying what supports us

In response to the oil spill now landing in the precious wetlands of Louisiana, I overheard a conversation in the grocery store where a man was complaining about how the left wingers were going to...

DATE: May 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Forest Service wants recreation to pay

Before you accept the conventional wisdom that the U.S. Forest Service is strapped for cash, consider that its congressionally appropriated funding has increased by 72 percent since 2000, compared...

DATE: May 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

PRID fees are a slap at Vallecito volunteers

Implementation of the recreation fee at Vallecito Reservoir by the Pine River Irrigation District is resulting in some unfortunate impacts. I was shocked when I recently learned that PRID intends...

DATE: May 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

USFS right to deny Crested Butte expansion

The U.S. Forest Service recently upheld a decision not to accept a proposal to expand lift-served skiing onto Snodgrass Mountain near Crested Butte. The Colorado conservation community strongly...

DATE: May 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Riddle has given up making sound decisions

As a small-business owner and unaffiliated, aka independent, voter in La Plata County who has voted for both Democratic and Republican candidates, I'd like to comment on the recent votes and...

DATE: May 17, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Bill targeting sheep industry rightly killed

Last week, the state Senate Agriculture Committee voted against House Bill 1407 - the creation of the range worker advisory council. In January, Colorado Legal Services attempted to publicly...

DATE: May 17, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Turiel, Poitras are down-to-earth mothers

I am particularly fond of two columns that run periodically in the Herald.Rachel Turiel writes about how she encourages her two young children to experience the taste of new foods (particularly...

DATE: May 16, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Healthy state has a need to 'medicate'

Regarding "medical" marijuana, what troubles me is that, as one of the nation's healthiest states, we seem to have a major epidemic of health issues causing thousands upon thousands of people to...

DATE: May 16, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Why is state stocking private property?

I noticed the Pine River Irrigation District is going to charge for the use of the lake at Vallecito. It said it owns the water there and needs to charge for the use because the farmers and...

DATE: May 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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