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U. S. is a republic, not a democracy

According to Shan Wells (Letters, Herald, Feb. 14), “Americans have a right to spew hate in public." I found his letterfilled with nothing but spiteful hatred.He also claimed, “the United States...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

'Rave On!' a joyous reprise of Holly

On Saturday night at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College, in two hours of joyous rock 'n' roll, BillyMcGuigan and his stellar band showed a wildly appreciative audience that Charles...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

McInnis denies the reality of gas regs

This letter is a comment on the story “Gubernatorial hopefuls spar" (Herald, Feb. 11) in which Republican Scott McInnisis quoted as saying: “We will rewrite the oil and gas regulations in the state...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

State action took landowners' water

For generations, the water under a landowner's property was owned by the landowner. Then companies with mineral rightswere allowed to use that water to extract gas. Two local ranching families took...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

How can Congress tolerate the waste?

The country is going through troubling financial times, and today I learned of some extreme abuses going on inWashington D.C.How do U.S. Rep. John Salazar and Sens. Mark Udall and Michael Bennet...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Send message to help the middle class

Why should those of us affected by the Great Recession watch televised sports events and thereby support the wealthycorporations, banks, news media and entertainment industry that caused the Great...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

GM, UAW, politics led to Toyota recalls

Conspiracy or coincidence? In December, the Japanese government announced a “cash for clunkers" program. Trade in your13-year-old or older vehicle, buy a car that gets 35.5 mpg - must be a...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Tancredo set the tone for Tea Party

The first annual Tea Party convention happened earlier this month in Tennessee. I was curious as to who was a typical“Teabagger" and what they stand for. Are these people nuts, a legitimate...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Climate wager misstates real stakes

Roger Cohen (Letters, Herald, Jan. 23) has contributed his annual reminder that even some scientists deny humans arecausing climate change. In particular, he renewed his 2008 offer to bet $5,000...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Neglecting streets a poor way to save

Is it in the best interest of the city of Durango to have dangerous and impassable roads because it is trying to savemoney on a reduced snow-removal budget? It is truly shameful for a town the size...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Corporate money threatens democracy

Steven K. Cochran (Letters, Herald, Feb. 1) overly simplified and misconstrued the implications of the recent SupremeCourt ruling ending limitations of corporate donations to candidates.The example...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Party caucus deadlines approaching

The Democratic and Republican party caucuses will be held March 16. Each major party will caucus within La Plata Countyto start choosing candidates for the November elections. The results of each...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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