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Occupy protests anything but spontaneous demonstration

The lamestream media goes ballistic on the “violence” of the tea parties and never misses an opportunity to demonize them. How many arrests have been made since this “spontaneous” demonstration...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

State’s overpayment, weak solution are outrageous

It was with a sense of outrage and resignation that I read the Oct. 16 Herald article “Colorado overpaid $305 million in benefits.” It is bad enough to overpay $169 million in one year, but for me,...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Fire district can tighten its belt like everyone else

With so many services being cut for lack of funds, why is so much focus put on the DFRA tax request? The health department is cutting services for low-income prenatal care, the schools are cutting...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Cain’s tax plan unfairly dings seniors

Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 plan has raised some questions. On CNN, we heard Bruce Bartlett, former economic policy adviser to George W. Bush, say “It’s going to raise the price of just about everything by...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Vote for Stephanie Moran and for Proposition 103

I have worked with Stephanie Moran for 12 years, and she is a true professional educator. She is one in a million, student-centered and always a leader utilizing best practices to continually...

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

Criticism of DFRA wrong on a number of counts

It is unfortunate that an issue as important to our community as Ballot Issue 4A cannot be debated fact for fact. Jeff Mannix (Opinion, Herald, Oct. 26) began by stating a logical, respectable...

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

Family, friends, neighbors helped through toughest times

Too often in life, it seems that it is using you for a punching bag as the challenges of health, finances, family stresses and loss pummel you over and over again, even as you try to maintain a...

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

California lesson repeating itself with environmental woes here

In 1985, I bought a small lot with three houses in the south end of Santa Monica, Sunset Park. There was an airport just south of it that had long had weekend, small recreational plane traffic. At...

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

City residents can afford cost of fire services

I am a homeowner in the city of Durango who supports the passage of Ballot Issue 4A. Funding for Durango Fire & Rescue Authority through property taxes that are equally assessed in each of the...

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

Fire district tax is one worth paying

Call me a socialist if you like, but when Durango Fire & Rescue Authority comes to rescue me, I want them to have the best equipment available. Go ahead, raise my taxes. You can call me Karl Marx...

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

Performance reminds of Fort Lewis College’s effect on all in region

On Oct. 9, my wife, Cheryl, and I attended the performance of the “We Are The Source,” which is an exploration and celebration of the 100 years of Fort Lewis College. We left with a provocative...

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

Tipton’s balanced-budget myths need debunking

Rep. Scott Tipton’s piece is based on the commandment-like myths repeatedly thrown around by the Republican (in honor of their most famous hero, Ronald Reagan) Party that are catchy sound bites...

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

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