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DHS pranksters qualified to lead nation

The recent prank pulled by Durango High School seniors has proved to be a more effective economic stimulus for Durango – generating more than $100,000 worth of jobs – than the actual American...

DATE: May 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Make all agricultural items contraband

Unfortunately, in the news lately, we have witnessed communities destroyed by tornadoes, watched municipalities deluged by floodwaters and seen fires create panic while wreaking destruction, not to...

DATE: May 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Hug your child in honor of stroke victims

May is Pediatric Stroke Awareness Month. It’s not common, but it does happen. In Durango alone, there are at least three pediatric stroke survivors ranging in age from 1 to 15 years old.My daughter...

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

Make pranksters pay all cleanup costs

In reference to Dave Deane’s letter (Herald, May 20), I must disagree and wonder if Deane cares about two of our most valuable resources, our children and our teachers. I commend Diane Lashinsky...

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

Will haz-mat hay suits be next at DHS?

After I quit laughing about Durango High School’s closure due to hay, I asked myself: Is this because we have become so fearful of everything, so much so that we can’t have classes because a small...

DATE: May 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Putnam was wonderful teacher to many

I just wanted to say that Michael Putnam, who died last week, was a wonderful teacher to me and my family. He taught my mother as well as her two brothers in elementary school. Then, about 15 years...

DATE: May 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Local AmeriCorps volunteers are many

Thank you for publishing Adrian Uzunian’s informative article about the AmeriCorps VISTAs serving with the Western Hardrock Watershed Team (Herald, May 15). Uzunian highlighted the important work...

DATE: May 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Some days, you eat the bear ...

Well, it just goes to show J. Paul Brown: Some days the bear eats you.Davitt M. Armstrong, Durango

DATE: May 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

‘On the Ground or in the Clouds’

Oblivious to what’s really going on,Living in the clouds and never looking down, Letting people struggle and not even knowing This is where we are going.On the ground, light is hard to find, it...

DATE: May 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

‘More Important’

We have all heard of poverty,It is something no one wants to be. We hear these people are hungry and cold, These are only two, other sufferings are untold. Poverty is like a creeping cheetah,It...

DATE: May 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Real leaders would reduce spending now

Where are our leaders?If we managed our home finances as our elected politicians lead, we would all be bankrupt, evicted, repossessed and living under a bridge out of a broken grocery cart.If our...

DATE: May 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Fire district must address fairness issues

The May 6 letter sent to residents from the Durango Fire Protection District and Durango Fire & Rescue Authority should have been used to discuss the fairness and financial issues of the proposed...

DATE: May 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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