Opinion

Military well-received in Durango

I was the aircraft commander of an Air Force HC-130 aircraft that came to Durango to participate in the airport's emergency response exercise; codename: Operation Thunderbird.I need to tell you how...

DATE: May 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Honor, remember vets on Memorial Day

"Black granite stretches its harsh, tapering wings up to pedestrian-level grass but sucks me down, here, at the intersection of names. I forgive, I must, though I wish something could heal this...

DATE: May 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Fuels reduction, exchange bad for land

Have you been to Haviland Lake Chris Park area lately? If so, you will have witnessed the suffering of a pristine forest, heard the cacophony of chain saws felling live pines by the hundreds (some...

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

No-hate program needs action with words

Miller Middle School is no place for hate anymore, and that's refreshing. Both of my children, and a number of others, have been bullied, picked on, insulted, taunted and assaulted at Miller all...

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

America can help save child soldiers

Here in America, we kids are extremely fortunate. However, there are less fortunate people around the world. An example of this is the child soldiers in some Third World countries.Rebel groups...

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

'Fair-trade' products make a difference

All over the world, children and adults alike suffer from diseases that can stop their lives in their tracks. Diseases such as big-bone disease, which breaks down cartilage in joints at an early...

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

Remember those who paid for freedoms

Memorial Day used to be a day of remembrance, a solemn day to honor those who paid the ultimate price for our freedoms. Towns used to hold parades, businesses closed for the day. It is...

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

Durango struggles to become art town

Stew Mosberg's letter (Herald, May 13) stated well the problems local artists have with the Durango Arts Center. It seems the organization has little interest in promoting local artists - and it is...

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

Arts Dawdle drew community participants

When you make something creative, you are saying something that you want others to see, hear and experience. This is common to all humans. In Durango at this very moment, there is a grass-roots...

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

Kids should be Arts Center's top priority

This letter is in response to the letter written by Stew Mosberg about how the Durango Arts Center focuses too much on kids (Herald, May 13). Well, I'm one of those kids who has benefited greatly...

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

Rangers appreciated by trail frequenters

While exercising his imagination, with his musings of springtime in Durango, John Peel noted the return of the rangers, in their golf carts, on the Animas River Trail, (Herald, May 11). He posed...

DATE: May 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Craftsman's death shows system's ill effects

I read with sadness the obituary for Grant Hagberg. Grant was a talented craftsman and a friendly and compassionate soul. I had the pleasure of sharing a shop with him for a while and worked with...

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

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