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Letters to the Editor

Learn how to respond to animals in the wild

I read with interest the letter from Sandy Burke regarding aggressive sheepdogs in the backcountry (Herald, Sept. 21). My friend and I encountered two large white sheepdogs, probably Great Pyrenees...

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

Watch videos to learn more about Agenda 21

The former U.S. Speaker of the House knows that Agenda 21 is invading local governments. Maybe we should stop pretending it is not. Notice the references to the loss of property rights in these two...

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

Deserted mall the result of community boycott?

Because of my growing concern about the conflict between the Durango Mall and Mercury Payment Systems, I realized some community action was in order.I decided to go down to the mall and organize a...

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

Target will be good option for Durango shoppers

In response to Cris Riley (Letters, Herald, Sept. 14) and Marianne Pearlman (Sept. 21), I believe Target will be a wonderful choice for Durango. It will be nice to have an alternative to Walmart,...

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

Old adages apply to cries of ‘class warfare’

Republicans are howling that President Obama is instilling “class warfare” on America because he is asking wealthy Americans to pay the same percentage of their incomes in taxes as most of...

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

Ban plastic bags in Durango

Did you know that there really is a large swirling pool of plastic in the ocean that is now larger than the size of Texas?It is time that we take responsibility for how we use our conveniences and...

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

Bike commuter story had some facts wrong

Thanks for highlighting bike commuters in your Durango Living magazine. If it inspires even one person to ride or ride more, it was worth it. However, to set the record straight I moved to Colorado...

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

Lower speed limit on Camino to improve safety

Does the speed on Camino del Rio have to be 35 mph? Could it be lowered to 25 as it is on U.S. Highway 160 traveling through Cortez and Pagosa Springs? It might be safer.Marky ThorsnessDurango

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

Keep Durango’s small-town charm under wraps

Shhhh! You’ve got a great thing going, Durango – let’s keep it a secret! In all seriousness, Durango is a wonderful, clean, small town with really great, friendly people. Please, residents of...

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

Leave babies at home during movies geared toward grown-ups

My husband and I, and many of our friends and family, are frequent moviegoers. A movie ticket is pretty expensive these days, but as always, movies are a great escape in times of economic distress...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Research team working to understand brisket disease

The Sept. 2 Herald article about a disease problem that affects Colorado cattle at high altitudes also ran in the Sept. 14 Fort Collins Coloradoan. This was a well-written piece with information...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Herald thoughtless for publishing girl’s photo

The Herald (Aug. 31) had a photograph of a young girl who was in a accident. My question is this: When children are underage, don’t you have to have permission from the parents before you put their...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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