Letters to the Editor

'No Fee' should have no say on vendors

The Western Slope No Fee Coalition is a study in contradictions and hypocrisy. The heart of its argument against anykind of fees for services or access is the fact that public lands are paid for by...

DATE: April 26, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Air quality more than federal nuisance

While House Bill 1365, which sailed through the Colorado Legislature in 17 days, will do much to clean up air qualityon the Front Range, characterizing the need for the measure as a battle between...

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

Not the owner of the house at Vallecito

I have had numerous friends and acquaintances that have asked me if I was the Mike Bell who owned the house with thesigns out front warning of poisonous chemicals inside. This house was next to the...

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

Fracing disclosure notice good news

The news (Herald, April 19) that petroleum giant ExxonMobil supports the disclosure of chemicals used in the hydraulicfracturing process associated with gas and oil drilling here in La Plata County...

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

Town, college can work on good jobs

I came to Durango to attend Fort Lewis College in 2001. With as much passion as ever for the college and the community,I have begun to realize that many students and residents have chosen Durango...

DATE: April 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

More to life than chemical balance

Methodology based on unscientific thinking costs untold lives and dollars. An intelligent person has a well-workinghuman brain.When I was young and physically healthy, lacking love, I had a...

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

Education plan offers no bold options

The “Race to the Top" is really a race to nowhere. The Obama administration said the competition would be transparent,yet anonymous judges evaluated 40 states' applications behind closed doors. The...

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

Pull teaching out of its 1930s model

“Teachers whose students fail to improve could be stripped of their tenure under a bill a Democratic senator introducedMonday." What a joke.The No. 1 rule in politics is to keep yourself in power,...

DATE: April 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Problems persist with roadless rule

As a Colorado sportsman and former member of the Colorado Roadless Task Force, I can say with sadness but confidencethat the proposed Colorado roadless rule, as recently submitted to Secretary of...

DATE: April 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Second Amendment defends our freedom

This semester I've been studying the history of Second Amendment rights. I am an avid bow hunter and gun enthusiastwith strong convictions regarding the Second Amendment. This is a controversial...

DATE: April 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Health bill may save other graduations

A lifetime cap on health insurance isn't a factor in most Americans' lives. But as my son graduates from high schoolthis May, I wonder how that day would be different if his father hadn't reached...

DATE: April 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Broadcasters Assoc. of little help, either

I decided to follow the editor's recommendation and call the Colorado Association of Broadcasters. I spoke with MarilynHogan. I can't say the experience was very encouraging for either of us.She...

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

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