Opinion

City should seek funds to upgrade plant

The city of Durango needs to take advantage of the stimulus package money  to upgrade the wastewater plant serving Durango. The plant went online in 1985 and discharges below the whitewater park at...

DATE: March 3, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Even responsible drilling affects wildlife

Despite Hank Young's assurances that gas and oil development is not impacting wildlife populations (Letters, Herald, Feb. 23), it is fairly obvious that he is the one "falsely informed." Rather...

DATE: March 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Water service talks neglected history

City Manager Ron LeBlanc's presentation to the City Council study session Feb. 10 regarding potential extension of water service in the Grandview area misrepresents actions taken by the council in...

DATE: March 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Realize just how large stimulus measure is

I don't think everybody realizes how much money $789 billon is. Just $789 would make a car or house payment or pay property taxes. So let's start with 10 times $789 - that would be $7,890. That is...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Scam showed need to guard password

Recent e-mails included a note from an acquaintance I had met briefly on a trip.The note claimed she was in England, having problems, and needed $2,000.Would I Moneygram or Western Union it to her...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Palestinians live with Israel's boot on necks

Gaza is no longer in the headlines but the killing and destruction go on. There is no comparison between the scatter shots from Gaza and the devastating bombing campaign in a densely populated...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Right-wing model is clearly broken

I am constantly amazed at how the right-wingers all spout the same "talking points" like parrots, instead of examining a situation from a logical viewpoint.For example, Carole Adams complained...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Gas wells are not endangering wildlife

Living just a few miles south of Durango, I often see deer and elk grazing within a few feet of gas well heads and, in deep snow, use the freshly plowed oil companies' roads. So why are some saying...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

City, county, towns, tribe support plan

My deep appreciation and thanks go out to La Plata County, the city of Durango, the town of Bayfield, the town of Ignacio and the Southern Ute Indian Tribe for sending numerous elected officials...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Animas High will push students to excel

Something very exciting is happening that parents of eighth-grade students in La Plata County must be sure to find out about. A new, free public charter school - Animas High - will open its doors...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Get by with less during tough times

As I watched the Super Bowl halftime show this year, my father leaned over and asked, "Do you think they celebrated things this way during the Great Depression in the 1930s?" Fireworks, light...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Rethink DHS artificial turf proposal

The proposed artificial turf for the Durango High School football field is a poor idea not only in thought, but also in use of dollars, in my opinion. Raising a huge amount of money for turf in...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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