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National Hospice Month a time to recognize caregivers

During the month of November, the medical profession recognizes National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, and Gov. John Hickenlooper recently proclaimed November 2011 as Hospice Month in...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Eleven action items for the ideal political candidate

My ideal political candidate would:1. Force the banking industry to adjust underwater mortgages to market value, then offer long-term loans at reduced rates and reverse the housing debacle that...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

A boost for Seuss

In midtown Durango, on Second and EighthAt the Durango Arts Center, there’s a show that is great!It’s “Seuss on the Loose” – original work that’s never been shown.It’s been in boxes, drawers and...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Storage unit theft narrowed Durango’s slice of heaven

I recently became a victim of a theft, which, for Durango, is not a surprise. For some reason, I was naive enough to believe that Durango was like a slice of heaven – a safe place for people to...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Protesters’ message reminiscent of pageantry

The Herald’s Oct. 19 editorial and the associated reporting make it clear that our young local protesters are responsible and sincere. I look forward to reading their goals to be developed so that...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Recycling battles not helping with program’s intent

It’s starting to worry me that whoever picks up my family’s recycling has a vendetta against us. There have been a few incidents that involve us being “punished” for oversights that we have...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Occupy protests anything but spontaneous demonstration

The lamestream media goes ballistic on the “violence” of the tea parties and never misses an opportunity to demonize them. How many arrests have been made since this “spontaneous” demonstration...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

State’s overpayment, weak solution are outrageous

It was with a sense of outrage and resignation that I read the Oct. 16 Herald article “Colorado overpaid $305 million in benefits.” It is bad enough to overpay $169 million in one year, but for me,...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Fire district can tighten its belt like everyone else

With so many services being cut for lack of funds, why is so much focus put on the DFRA tax request? The health department is cutting services for low-income prenatal care, the schools are cutting...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Cain’s tax plan unfairly dings seniors

Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 plan has raised some questions. On CNN, we heard Bruce Bartlett, former economic policy adviser to George W. Bush, say “It’s going to raise the price of just about everything by...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Vote for Stephanie Moran and for Proposition 103

I have worked with Stephanie Moran for 12 years, and she is a true professional educator. She is one in a million, student-centered and always a leader utilizing best practices to continually...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Criticism of DFRA wrong on a number of counts

It is unfortunate that an issue as important to our community as Ballot Issue 4A cannot be debated fact for fact. Jeff Mannix (Opinion, Herald, Oct. 26) began by stating a logical, respectable...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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