Opinion

Bureau of Reclamation needs to take action

Two recent articles in the Herald point to what could become an environmental tragedy at Vallecito Reservoir. The first was the article on the pending termination of the Pine River Irrigation...

DATE: May 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Do not put politics before public health

Local residents are extremely upset about why the county commissioners, standing on doubtful legal footing and interpretation of Senate Bill 194, intend to take over San Juan Basin Health District,...

DATE: May 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

City's A-LP bill may force vote to pay

It was my good fortune recently to work with the elderly in Durango. I noticed a trend among those living in Durango on fixed incomes. Their yards often were full of weeds and not grass. When I...

DATE: May 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Columnist's writings reflect badly on Herald

After reading Dana Shino's "Practical Intuitive Tools" column, (Herald, May 10) I had my hands over my head all day, turning my psychic-centered receiving palms this way and that - like radar...

DATE: May 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

LPEA looks at only monetary costs of measure

I was extremely disappointed in the attitude toward climate-change legislation exhibited by La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) leadership as described in the Herald (May 8).The only voice of...

DATE: May 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Stance on bailouts should not be partisan

People hoping Obama fails have a lopsided view. Phil Gramm's extreme business deregulation bills during the Bush administration encouraged giant businesses to take huge risks for short-term...

DATE: May 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Politics should not influence public health

I am perplexed as to the methodology, usefulness and necessity of SB 194 and some of its requirements. Being a former chairman of the board of health, I hope some common sense - along with history...

DATE: May 14, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter told skewed story of DHS students

After reading the letter to the editor from Jane Hopper Cercos (Herald, April 24), I felt obligated to reply.It seemed like Cercos was jumping to conclusions about Durango High School and its...

DATE: May 13, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Let sixth-graders play school sports, too

Why can't sixth-grade students at Escalante play school sports? If we could, it would get students more involved in school activities, students may be able to express themselves, and they wouldn't...

DATE: May 13, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Front-row views obstructed by dancers

This letter is to inform people who may attend concerts at Fort Lewis College Community Concert Hall and buy seats in the front row (or the first several rows) that they will be unable to see the...

DATE: May 13, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Health director competent, compassionate

I am appalled at the character assassination of Lynn Westberg and the subsequent degradation of San Juan Basin Health. I served on the Home Health Care Board of San Juan Basin Health for more than...

DATE: May 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Help get a play set for Buckley Park

Kids should be going down a slide or playing on a jungle gym at Buckley Park. Buckley Park should have a play set.Buckley Park recently was remodeled. The estimated cost of the project was...

DATE: May 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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