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Christmas wish granted by train, Project Merry Christmas

When a member of our community requested a train ride for this summer from Project Merry Christmas, I was pleasantly surprised and humbled to be told that it was a wish that could be granted....

DATE: Dec. 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Left turn arrows improve City Market intersection

Kudos to the city of Durango! Thank you for finally getting in the left-turn arrows at the Ninth Street and Camino del Rio intersection at south City Market.Once everyone gets the hang of the...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Fire district’s decisions have negative consequences

This is letter is in response to recent actions taken by the Animas Fire Protection District board and, in particular, Bud Deering. I have sat on the sidelines, gone to the meetings and listened to...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Norton should show patience in golf ball incident

Officer Marc Sears certainly did the right thing in stepping forward to offer to pay for the window broken at former Interior Secretary Gale Norton’s home by his errant golf ball (Herald, Nov. 20)....

DATE: Dec. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Restaurant, patrons, EMTs responded with care to emergency

Ten years ago, we chose to make Durango part of our lives by purchasing a property on which to build homes for our extended family. That choice was based on the charming atmosphere of the town as...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

This year’s toy run was largest in 19-year history

About 150 motorcyclists and their guests donated more than $2,000 and a pickup load of toys to Durango’s Project Merry Christmas as a result of the 19th annual ABATE Toy Run held Nov. 27....

DATE: Dec. 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Look into who authorized chemtrail spraying

I am writing to request that an investigation be initiated into the chemtrails in our skies. Who in the government (local, state, federal) has allowed this biological warfare upon U.S....

DATE: Dec. 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Remembering Kennedy offers lessons for today

Forty-eight years ago on Nov. 22, 1963, President Kennedy was assassinated. Recently, when I couldn’t sleep, I reached over and picked up an old magazine, The Saturday Evening Post, Dec. 14, 1963,...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

There’s a simple solution to recycling problem

As a new resident of Durango, I have been surprised and disappointed with the city’s current decision not to allow recycling of plastics. As a chemist and polymer scientist, who for 35 years...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Pepper-spraying shopper provides glimpse of future

I just want to extend a heartfelt congratulations to the woman who, on so-called Black Friday, pepper-sprayed fellow customers at a Porter Ranch, Calif., Walmart in her effort to buy a sale-priced...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Tossing plastics causes pang

As I toss yet one more plastic bottle, now destined for the landfill, I feel an actual pang. Having carefully recycled these for years, I can hardly bear to add to the non-biodegradable mass. I...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Democracy requires focus on community

The other day I saw a pocket-sized copy of our Constitution. I thought wow, there needs to be a few more of these lying around. “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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