Opinion

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

Tea parties about creeping tyranny

Andy Corra wrote (Letters, Herald, April 23) that he is stumped by the message of the so-called tea party gatherings. Maybe this will help.This movement is not about taxes per se. That's just a...

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

BHS graduates show care for community

I would like this community to know how wonderful the 2009 graduating class of Bayfield High School is. This class spent April 30 planting trees, bushes and flowers at the Pine River Senior Center....

DATE: May 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

School board should keep music program

After a beautiful rain, and observing the burst of green that dressed the trees this week, I felt a final explosion of spring while attending the Miller Middle School band concert Tuesday evening....

DATE: May 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Health department flap deserves scrutiny

Unbelievable. A self-appointed politician to the local board of health and a political appointee to the state board of health wishes to fire the director of the San Juan Basin Health Department,...

DATE: May 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Change drilling rules back to former limits

The newly revised La Plata County's Land Use Code Chapter 90 provisions that went into effect Jan. 1 to regulate oil and gas development had changes made in a way that they went unnoticed and drew...

DATE: May 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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