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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

Gas price survey shows Durango at top

I just returned from a weekend trip to Denver. I thought it might be interesting to note gasoline prices along the way. As I entered each town on my return trip, I noted the prices of the first gas...

DATE: May 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

‘Ya Ya’ critic should get her facts straight

May I suggest that Joan Lucas (Letters, Herald, April 26) check her facts before writing.Fact 1: All events of Durango Friends of the Arts are welcoming and affordable to the public.Fact 2: One...

DATE: May 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Obama administration is evil, not stupid

It appears that most citizens are beginning to realize what balancing the federal budget actually means, and the overblown rhetoric is starting to be heard from the usual cast of villains (Chuck...

DATE: May 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Image of ‘snobbery’ a misunderstanding

My first inclination was to ignore a recent letter from a reader in Tucson (Herald, April 26) who described in detail her disdain for some ladies in Durango whose activities the headline suggested...

DATE: May 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Budget box has constrained solutions

It seems that not only are we constrained to think within the box, the box itself has been shrunk to where every rational idea is discounted out of hand. I’ve heard it said that we are playing...

DATE: April 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

9-R board gives students chilly reception

I read with much interest Ann Butler’s column mentioning Leadership La Plata giving time to Keith Owen and Laine Gibson of 9-R, along with other residents of La Plata County involved in education...

DATE: April 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Cyclists take big risk in scoffing signs

This is the second time I have contacted The Herald about the issue in this town with bicyclists. I have contacted the police department twice on the telephone and once in person. There has to be...

DATE: April 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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