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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

Create no-mail list to limit junk mailings

Every year, an estimated 100 million trees are cut down to produce and distribute direct mail marketing – most commonly known as junk mail. Last January, I collected the mail delivered to my...

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

Make all Durango’s parks chemical-free

During the spring, many people, as well as the city of Durango, begin to apply “feed and weed” on home lawns and public parks. These products contain 2,4D, a modern relative of Agent Orange, one of...

DATE: May 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Staying in Tucson means more fun for us

How unfortunate that the woman from Tucson doesn’t know or understand our community (Letters, Herald, April 26). The two organizations she chose to condemn, the Durango Friends of the Arts and the...

DATE: May 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Knowledge Bowl winners deserve kudos

I want to congratulate the Bayfield High School 2011 3A Knowledge Bowl champions and coach Henderson. Being a mom of former Knowledge Bowl participants, I know the work that gets put into practice...

DATE: May 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Exercise right to choose candy – or not

Last I heard, I live in a free country that affords you the right to your opinion and me the right of free choice. If you find candy offensive and a health risk, do what America has given you the...

DATE: May 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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