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Population growth mandates planning

Wherever you have people, you have rules: the more people, the more rules. This is an undeniable reality. I was born in Colorado in 1959 when the state population was less than 1.5 million and...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Government helps deliver promises of social contract

Republicans may scoff at the merits of the “government economy,” but they, and the article “‘Government economy’ feeling the pinch, too” (Herald, Sept. 30), miss a very important point. Governments...

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

Fire mill levy important for maintaining service

Do I hear sour grapes in Jay Turner’s letter (Herald, Sept. 25)?1. If you have fire hydrants at each corner of each block in your neighborhood and a manned (only at night, by the way) fire station...

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

Tax hike will get vote if administrators forgo raises

I recently received a notice of election to increase taxes. I read the notice, and it is for education, which is great. It did state that it would be for five years. Now I know it has been a hard...

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

Charging riders would solve trolley’s problems

In response to the article about the Durango trolley (Herald, Sept. 27), I have a solution. Instead of depending on taxpayer money to operate the service, why not charge the customers?Then the city...

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

Aim high with monuments to consumerism

If we’re going to build more monuments to consumerism, why stop at Costco, Target or Trader Joe’s? We need to be thinking as big as our mountains. I vote for Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue and...

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

Tipton needs to open his eyes to region’s air-quality issues

Would someone please point out to Rep. Scott Tipton that the reason he cannot see very far south from his hometown of Cortez is because of pollution caused by the Four Corners Power Plant. For him...

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

Environmentalists should make case with agreed-on facts

Like most people with a conservative position, I tire of the environmental agenda drum beat that is constant and in our face. The science backing the environmental agenda has proved to be...

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

Political leaders should start thinking about the workforce

September’s here, and the political peacocks are flocking back to the cuckoo’s nest known as our nation’s Capitol. Before leaving on their summer recess, there was much strutting before the TV...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Voodoo doll fallout signals Christ’s impending arrival

While shopping with out-of-town guests in Silverton this spring, we stumbled on a large display of voodoo dolls being sold in one of the gift stores. I want to thank the great big Silverton gift...

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

Drivers need to heed bus laws and avoid risking kids’ lives

Since school started in August, my children’s lives as well as mine have been at risk four different times because motorists refuse to stop for the bus, even though the lights are flashing red and...

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

New 59th District requires geographical sense

With the Colorado Reapportionment Commission’s vote to add Telluride and Ouray County to the 59th District, a different constituency has been delivered to Rep. J. Paul Brown. His remark that, “It’s...

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

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