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Obama has renewed pride in America

For the first time in the last eight years of my adult life, I feel hopeful. My sense of pride is renewed when listening to President Barack Obama's words.He listens and asks questions of American...

DATE: June 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Do not use the outdoors as an ashtray

I shake my head in wonder why someone would throw a lit cigarette out of a car window in the forest. I live in a forested area threatened by the 2002 wildfires. This morning, while walking the dirt...

DATE: June 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Turn off cell phone and wake up to world

The picture on the front page of the Herald (June 10) showed a woman on a swing, talking on her cell phone, and it got me thinking about the irresponsible uses of cell phones today.I am afraid...

DATE: June 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Planned Parenthood provides key services

The heinous murder of Dr. George Tiller is indeed a tragic event. Protesters who harass and intimidate women as they enter or leave Planned Parenthood clinics should be mindful that their actions...

DATE: June 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Pilates instructors need thorough training

Google "Pilates-related injuries" and you'll find statistics show less than 40 percent of the reported 16,000 Pilates instructors are adequately trained; the remainder lack important pre-screening...

DATE: June 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Theft marred celebration of birth

We are visiting Durango from Florida. On June 6 our grandson Conrad was born at Mercy Regional Medical Center. To help celebrate his arrival home we posted balloons and a sign saying "It's A Boy"...

DATE: June 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Take care limiting federal courts' role

The story "Tribes fight for judicial independence" (Herald, June 14) may, in its broadest meaning, be a healthy sign for tribal governance.From several years of experience in tribal courts here in...

DATE: June 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

No longer proud of the United States

For the first time in my adult life, I'm not proud of my country.I'm ashamed that we allow the bumbling Obama bureaucracy to systematically destroy our once proud nation.I'm ashamed that we...

DATE: June 16, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Arts previews and reviews whet appetite

Now, that's the ticket: notice well in advance of forthcoming theatrical and musical events to enhance our planning.And there will be thoughtful and provocative reviews after these events.I am...

DATE: June 16, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

County needs to move away from drilling

It seems strangely ironic that we are to lament the slowdown in gas drilling, according to some in our county government. The worldwide recession actually is slowing environmental degradation,...

DATE: June 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Push Congress to move country forward

There seems to be parallels between the big three automakers and the government. General Motors and Chrysler can be compared with Democrats and Republicans in Congress. Just as these auto companies...

DATE: June 14, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Sad trend in domestic extremism

For as long as people have lived in communities, there have been divisive ideologies that are expressed and negotiated with varying levels of civility. Under democratic governments, inherently,...

DATE: June 14, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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