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Bag ban will cause more plastic use

Concerning the city’s ban on plastic bags, I recycle the plastic bags I get from the stores by using them in the small garbage cans around my house. By banning the bags, I will have to buy...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Don’t stop with bags; ban hats and blue cars

It’s not a ban on bags. It is a ban on my choice. If you don’t want to use plastic bags, don’t. But don’t impose on me your unlearned, poorly thought-out social engineering experiment. Ban...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Penny ante tax cut is nothing more than pandering

Recently, members of Congress (both parties) of our unfortunate country proved once again they are world-class dummies. The extension of the Social security 2 percent tax cut for another two months...

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

Switching away from plastic bags will be easier than it seems

There is currently much discussion in our community about whether there should be a citywide ban on “single-use plastic bags.” To help explain that term, those are the bags that most stores offer...

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

School greenhouse offers educational, nutritional opportunities

On behalf of the Animas Valley Elementary School’s PTO board, I’d like to thank The Durango Herald for covering the recent school greenhouse-building endeavor (Dec. 11). We’d like to respond to a...

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

Backcountry Hunters and Anglers aims to protect key habitat from damaging use

The Rico-West Dolores landscape of the San Juan National Forest comprises 244,550 acres of prime wildlife habitat. It contains the headwaters of the Dolores River and stretches from elevations of...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Keep Sandusky out of sports section

I open the sports page to read about sports. Jerry Sandusky and all matters related to his pathetic case are no longer sports-worthy! Please keep him off the front page (or any page) or your sports...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Plan does not seem aimed at saving lives

I’m not sure that I understand what’s going on here. Our Congress wants to pass a law that allows someone in the Army to suspend the rights guaranteed by our Constitution to an American citizen, if...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter convinces of need for indoctrination, righteous fervor

I’ve finally seen the light. Where do I go to undertake my re-education? After reading Vi McCoy’s most recent offering (Letters, Herald, Dec. 11), I’ve finally recognized my own poor soul’s risk of...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Banning plastic bags would save taxpayers money

It’s a smart move to ban plastic bags. Forward thinking means better sales. What happened when Natural Grocers-Vitamin Cottage moved to town? No loss of patrons for them, with just a sign on the...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

War budget belies truth about Christian nation

Does anyone else find it a teensy bit incongruent (distressing? insane? hypocritical? Have I mentioned insane yet?) that while mobs of self-righteous religio-Americans proclaim fanatically that...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Editorial displayed Herald’s bias against Democrats

I love how the editorial (Herald, Dec. 6) talked about Newt Gingrich like this: “Newt Gingrich, who has risen from the bottom of the large heap of GOP candidates despite early dysfunction in his...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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