Federal stimulus will delay recovery

The artful misrepresentation of economic growth, as reported by U.S. government officials, is quite alarming. Thethird-quarter gross domestic product numbers were reported to show a 3.5 percent...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Support LPEA Green Power Program

La Plata Electric Association is in the process of revising its current Green Power Program. LPEA staff members havemade their proposals and the board of directors will vote on the revisions at its...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Students get discount, no dress code

I would like to thank the Durango community for all its support, and especially the students at Fort Lewis College. Ina recent story (Herald, Oct. 25) regarding the upcoming opening of our new...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

It is Congress' job to rein in spending

I find it interesting Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., is so concerned about the nation's nearly $12 trillion debt - that's $38,000 per American and counting - that he and Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo.,...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Why is Fred Klatt persona non grata?

Now that our annual summer stay in Colorado is about over, we're hoping you can solve a mystery for us. Early this summer, we were introduced to a gentleman named Fred Klatt. We had seen his name...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

With creation, just 'Let the mystery be'

I opened the Herald (Oct. 25) to my favorite page, letters to the editor, and found another opinion about creationism vs. science. I really couldn't figure out what the writer had in mind. As I...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Workable county land-use plan crucial

Experts say that at least 30,000 people will move to La Plata County over the next 20 years. It is critical that new development doesn't harm our environment. There is so much we love about La...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Why blame executives, not politicians?

Let me get this right. People are mad that executives at public companies are getting paid too much. People want our elected officials to limit the amount executives are paid. That is, executives...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Religion and science not incompatible

After reading Erin Hansen's letter (Herald, Oct. 25) on evolution as a "belief," I agree that the topic is absurd. It is absurd to speak of science as a "belief," when everything about science is...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Library card harder to get than a gun

I recently discovered that although I passed the stringent federal requirements for purchasing a firearm, I am unable to meet the even more stringent requirements for obtaining a library card. I...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

No one is more qualified than Colgan

We’ve known Joe Colgan for 15 years, while he was a senior accounting professor at Fort Lewis College, and later as a member of the Durango City Council and mayor. In addition to his intellect and...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

SCC bringing stimulus money to area

This is in response to Mike Lee’s letter (Herald, Oct. 23) about the local effects of the stimulus spending. The Southwest Conservation Corps has agreements with the San Juan National Forest for...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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