Letters to the Editor

Bag ban taken to extreme could have dire results

Here’s my take on this “Bag It” campaign to ban plastic bags. Thankfully, there was not a ban on telescopes but just the theory that the Earth was the center of the universe.Thankfully, we had...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Requiring voter identification is not discriminatory

Perhaps the idea of requiring identification from voters is worth a look. At present, you can’t drive, fly commercially, cash a check, open a bank account and so on without a validly issued...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Be a mentor to change lives for the better

January is National Mentoring Month, the purpose of which is to highlight the impact that mentoring, both formal and informal, can have on individuals and communities. I have the good fortune of...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Both parties routinely appear politically suicidal

I agree that the GOP handling of the tax-cut extension was akin to political suicide, but what do you expect from a party that has become politically incompetent? Sometimes you have to hold your...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Ban all activities that burden landfill capacity

In response to Patricia Senecal’s letter (Herald, Dec. 27), I would like to offer my full support for her campaign to ban the use of plastic bags. However, I would like to point out that some of...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

GMO corporations suppress evidence about their practices

Garth Buchanan may be right (Herald, Dec. 4). There may be no serious academic evidence against GMO agriculture. The corporate world has used mafia-style tactics to suppress, destroy and ruin the...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Santa’s special forces made this a Christmas to remember

My story begins as my children and I were sending out our Christmas cards. We included the entire family and all of our friends, and of course, Santa Claus. We included the kids’ letter of...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Avoid glutens for a healthy, satisfying life

Thank you for publishing many 2011 articles that support gluten-free living. As a person with celiac disease and a mother of two young celiac boys, I feel fortunate that Durango has many wise and...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Now is the wrong time to increase lodgers tax

Many people in the area may have forgotten or not know that the original lodgers tax was proposed, supported by and designed by local lodgers. It was to be used as a means to generate revenue and...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Add your voice to the movement to ban plastic bags

I am writing to inspire the Durango City Council to adopt the Bag It campaign that currently is under consideration for La Plata County. If this initiative were to pass, we would be able to greatly...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Bag It discussion has gotten people thinking

Ever since I learned about the Bag It campaign through an article I wrote for my school newspaper, I’ve been inspired to change a lot of things in my life. Even my family is starting to understand...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Congress not qualified to run postal service

Does anyone think that the Congress can run the postal service better? The ones with the nine percent approval rating. The ones that don’t participate in Medicare and have their own health...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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