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Lousy plowing clogs city parking lots

For the last month, I have battled trying to get in and out of the city parking lots on East Second Avenue. Because thecity has not removed the snow from any of the storms, including the one more...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Apply fees to all users of public lands

Changing the dispersal of the off-highway vehicle fees paid by OHV enthusiasts should be seriously considered only whenall public land users pay a registration fee to use our public lands.I agree...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Name the services you want cut out

This letter is in response to the letter written by Cliff Schmid (Herald, Jan. 19), which has some factually incorrectinformation.The decision to lay off an officer was not an arbitrary one, but...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

City plows missed a street, came late

The city of Durango (public works) was contacted Friday afternoon regarding its lack of plowing Highland Avenue in theCrestview Subdivision between Crestview Avenue and Montview Parkway. All other...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Dyar ran hunts with professionalism

I am writing in defense of Barry Dyar and the policies of the Elk Research Institute. Yes, I harvested a cow elk lastAugust. Dyar told me to aim for the top of the neck; the animal died instantly....

DATE: Jan. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Fort Lewis tuition waiver is not charity

So House Bill 1067 has been scuttled, but according to the Herald (Jan. 23), the fight has left “bruised feelings"among officials in Denver. Now Fort Lewis College has to worry about a backlash...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Keep after fraud in Medicare, Medicaid

Now that the pathetic health-care bill has been moved to the backburner where it belongs, how about going after the$300 billion fraud in Medicare and Medicaid that was going to help fund health...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

One year in, and where is the change?

So we're about a year into the Obama presidency, but before I start spewing about it, full disclosure: I voted for,volunteered for and donated to Barack Obama's campaign. And of course, like many...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

'Corporatism' now rules United States

The very people who are throwing scary “isms" around have a new really scary one they have helped create -“corporatism."Capitalism as we know it is gone. The small-business owner soon will have no...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Durango's streets used to get plowed

I, for one, certainly miss our old city manager, Bob Ledger. While we occasionally disagreed on things, I can honestlysay he kept the streets plowed.These streets are a mess.Gerry Schaerer, Durango

DATE: Jan. 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Be aware of the desert's valley fever

We had to have our beloved dog euthanized last week after a long, debilitating illness. This concluded an extended sagaof veterinary care and misdiagnoses going back more than two years.We first...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

'Kindness of strangers' stories welcome

It was encouraging and heartwarming to read John Peel's column (Herald, Jan. 18) about the two young men who returnedthe $2,500 they found outside Mac's Liquor. One of the comments made by one of...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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