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New pass rates could drive seniors from slopes

Durango Mountain Resort announced its new rates for season passes for next year. A price increase was not unexpected as it has raised prices every year for the last several years, but by a...

DATE: April 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Poem reminds of Durango’s beauty

This poem was written by my 12-year-old grandson who was born in Durango but had to move away because of his dad’s work. He misses Durango deeply and has demonstrated those feelings beautifully in...

DATE: April 11, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Riverview teacher makes student, family feel lucky

Riverview Elementary seriously has some of the greatest teachers. Having moved here a little more than a year ago from a big city, I was pretty amazed at just how much the teachers and staff really...

DATE: April 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Those who don’t like plastic bags shouldn’t use them

While you are banning plastic bags, don’t forget to include those pesky single-use kitchen trash bags, sandwich bags, food storage bags, and leaf bags that are choking our plastic garbage cans and...

DATE: April 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

DMR asking seniors to pay more for less

I am always a bit skeptical when businesses raise their prices for the sole justification of keeping up with others that have higher prices. This is the way we pay for gas. Even people who are 65...

DATE: April 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

School district policy revisions should be broad, clear and interpretable

Thank you to The Durango Herald for coverage of the Sunnyside principal hiring communication disaster. At the board of education meeting March 20, it was easy to see how this mess occurred. In the...

DATE: April 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Fort Lewis College transitions from liberal arts school to vo-tech

Google “Fort Lewis College,” and this is what you get: “A liberal arts college in Colorado.” It goes on in a welcome statement: “Fort Lewis College is a selective public liberal arts college in...

DATE: April 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

U.S. warpath might lead to Armageddon

I have some questions about the wars of the United States – Revolutionary War, Civil War, Mexican-American War, Spanish-American War, First World War, Second World War, Korean War, Vietnam War,...

DATE: April 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Herald should find out who allows chemtrail spraying

I would like to challenge the Herald’s investigative journalists to find out who is allowing the spraying of chemtrails in La Plata County. I’m tired of sunny days with blue sky being covered with...

DATE: April 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Colorado Department of Transportation, county should get that dirt off their shoulders

I once again beg and plead with Colorado Department of Transportation and La Plata County roads and bridges crews to sweep gravel from the shoulders on roads popular with area cyclists – not just...

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

Broncos should let Tebow learn from the best

I just want my opinion heard. I don’t have anything against Peyton Manning, but the Denver Broncos should not get rid of Tim Tebow!Manning only has a few years left in the NFL, and Tebow is just...

DATE: April 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Elect new commissioners to improve county’s rationality

Here in La Plata County, hundreds and hundreds of hours of grass-roots volunteer input by interested and dedicated residents have been summarily dismissed by two irresponsible county commissioners...

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

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