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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

Let’s scrutinize birth, conception data

While engaged in my regular study of the U.S. Constitution, I noted that the president must be a “ ... natural born citizen ... ” of the United States. There is, it seems, some concern as to...

DATE: April 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Republican plan would stress seniors

Last week, House Republicans, all by themselves, passed a national debt-reduction proposal that amounted to little more than a cynical, political stunt. One major provision of the Republican plan...

DATE: April 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Friends of the arts are fun, not snobby

Despite Joan Lucas’ suggestions otherwise (Letters, Herald, April 25), snobbery is definitely not our M.O. The Durango Friends of the Arts is a hardworking group of ladies raising money to give...

DATE: April 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Need for new cell tower not established

Amid the justifiable uproar about AT&T’s proposed building of a 195-foot-tall cell tower along U.S. Highway 550 north, just below the Hermosa Cliffs, in the San Juan Skyway Scenic Byway viewshed,...

DATE: April 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Berman will lead LPEA in right direction

If you’re concerned about the 45,000 tons of pollutants the coal-burning Four Corners Power Plant spews into our air every year, then you need to be concerned about the La Plata Electric...

DATE: April 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Misfired gun a poor choice for amateurs

As a professional, certified teacher of handgun defense, I feel I must clarify some information that was included in the article, “Gun fires accidentally into local pub” (Herald, April 22).The...

DATE: April 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Brown’s bear bill uses Palin-like logic

The nation is in crisis and battling a significant economic downturn, but state legislators in the West have greater problems to tackle. Utah and Arizona must have an official state gun, both bills...

DATE: April 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Sexy Bible verses not about a marriage

Ann Butler’s story “Illuminating the Song of Songs” (Herald, April 16) contains a rather curious passage: “The Song of Songs, or Song of Solomon, is considered a love poem and represents a...

DATE: April 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Property valuation is based on statute

Property taxation began about 6,000 years ago in Lagash, current-day Iraq. While the principle remains the same – support of government services – the measurement of “fair share” has moved from...

DATE: April 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

A sportsman’s perspective on bear bill

Here is a point of view on J. Paul Brown’s bear hunting bill. The way I understand it, it is going to give the Division of Wildlife more latitude with the dates of the hunting season. No sportsman...

DATE: April 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Is Durango monitored for radiation?

Does anyone know what the deal is with this radiation impact in our local area? Here is an EPA report that iodine-131 has been found in the Denver water system –...

DATE: April 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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