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Approving 4A is in community’s best interest

Animas Fire Protection District members received a misleading and untrue flier in the mail recently. I would like to address some issues raised. First, the pension that is mentioned that you “give...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Carlson will act with integrity to improve school district

In the next few weeks, ballots for the school board will be submitted. Suzanne Carlson is running for one of those positions, and I encourage people to support her and take the time to submit a...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Now is the time to improve Ignacio schools

As longtime educators in the Ignacio School District, we would like to encourage Ignacio voters to vote “yes” on 3A. Past boards and administrations have done their best to keep taxes low over the...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Streamline fire service management and ensure strong safety net

If quality fire, emergency and rescue services that use resources efficiently are important to you, join me in voting “yes” on 4A.In 2006, we voted to merge the Animas, Hermosa Cliffs and Durango...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Moran has undying dedication to educating all of community’s students

I’m writing to express my complete support for Stephanie Moran as a member of Durango School District 9-R’s school board. I have had the privilege of working side by side with Stephanie for about...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Public lands provide backbone for local businesses

As you know, the outdoor industry depends heavily upon the access, enjoyment and sustainability of our nearby federal lands. National Public Lands Day on Sept. 24 gave us an opportunity to thank...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Cast ballot for water storage to keep Durango safe

Water drives Durango’s safety, recreation and future. The city of Durango needs your vote to purchase water from the Animas-La Plata Project. The city of Durango can borrow $4 million with an...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Herald, mainstream media neglecting to cover Wall Street occupation

Unless I’ve missed something, I’ve been wondering why the Herald and other mainstream media outlets are not reporting the current occupation of Wall Street in New York City by thousands of citizens...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Beer bottles thrown on forest land was disrespectful

I say shame on the people who used the free parking area at the Lower Hermosa campground and tossed 100 beer bottles as far as they could throw them, so they littered a large hillside. These...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Comp plan must be truly comprehensive document

Before I moved to Durango, I visited the Durango Public Library to see if there was a comprehensive growth plan available. The fact that I found one was a deciding factor in choosing Durango as my...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Rodri has right experience for 9-R board

Kristy Rodri is running for a position on the Durango School District 9-R Board of Education. I enthusiastically support Rodri in this endeavor for many reasons. When Kristy and I discussed her run...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

DEA endorses Mulkey, Rodri, Carlson for board

The Durango Education Association, which represents more than 80 percent of the teachers and certified staff in Durango School District 9-R, recommends Carla Mulkey, Kristy Rodri and Suzanne...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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