Opinion

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

Don't let uniforms squash awesome style

Picture each girl wearing a tacky purple polo and a black skirt that looks like it was made in the 1950s, black Mary Janes with white lacy socks that come up to above our ankles, and our hair tied...

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

Alert farmers about ditch-running schedule

Why is it that in this area, water is such a need but there is no way to find out when the ditch will be turned on? We all pay to get the water to our farms, but the only way we know when we can...

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

Keep dogs in control to avoid problems

Have you ever seen a wandering dog, been attacked by a dog, or know someone who's allergic to dogs? Owners who don't care what their dogs do usually cause the first two. But the third can cause an...

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

Kids showed Earth spirit by smashing cans

On April 22, teams of young volunteers showed their Earth Day spirit when they showed up for several hours of can-smashing and bagging at Habitat for Humanity of La Plata County's Home Supply...

DATE: May 7, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Newly found planet: Run far from humans

On April 22, here on planet Earth, an article appeared in The Durango Herald from The Associated Press. The title was "Scientists discover nearly Earth-sized planet."This letter is a heads-up for...

DATE: May 6, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Police treated victims like suspects

Recently, I was involved in a car wreck on U.S. Highway 160 headed toward Bayfield. After I got out of the hospital, my friends were taking me home, and we had a guy follow us all the way to Home...

DATE: May 6, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Give cyclists sufficient safety room on road

Several years ago, a man drove off Coalbank Pass and plowed into a herd of cows and horsemen. A horse was killed and a local fireman was badly hurt. Our entire community was outraged, as well we...

DATE: May 6, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Speak out to county Wednesday

Once again our county commissioners have taken a journey down a path they did not have to travel. They have stated that they intend to constitute a new Board of Health to oversee the San Juan Basin...

DATE: May 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Arrest saved life of prescription-drug addict

Being arrested in 2006 saved my life, even though it wasn't in my 10-year plan.I am, however, an addict and a felon.The Drug Enforcement Agency states on its Web site that "nearly 7 million...

DATE: May 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Health department here for us in crises

Thank you to the staff and management of the San Juan Basin Health Department for all the years of great service. Now that the national news has us focused on swine flu, it is good to remember that...

DATE: May 4, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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