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Letters to the Editor

UN Agenda 21 is not a socialist takeover plot

It’s too bad that former Planning Commission alternate member Art Charette has gotten himself into trouble. But his letter to the editor (Herald, Aug. 14), and his position on the subject, come...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Reynolds got busy to protect downtown trees

Thank you to Branson Reynolds, the photographer, archaeologist and fan of trees. Instead of resigning to the city’s decision to remove a tree for sidewalk improvements without considering other...

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

Dating story misrepresented issue, views

As a resident of Durango for the last five years, The Durango Herald is one of my primary sources for news. Recently, I was attending bingo night at Lady Falconburgh’s and was approached by a...

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

Library books distracting from video games

Would someone at the library please remove all the books from the children’s section? They could potentially distract the kids from the insipid and violent video games they prefer to play on the...

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

Regardless of location, idling empty vehicle illegal

One more thing for Ross Wait (Letters, Herald, Aug. 5) and those who responded to him: Whether you agree or disagree about leaving an unoccupied vehicle running for whatever reason,it is against...

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

School district and bench-builders handled situation well

Thanks to Durango School District 9-R for allowing the completion of the cob bench in Buckley Park. It will prove to be a beautiful addition to the park that will benefit all who work and play in...

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

Help with event to support teen suicide prevention

We are writing to you today about suicide. Often a taboo topic and extremely difficult for many to even mention, suicide has affected most of us in one way or another. Maybe you have lost a friend...

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

Child care shortage in Ignacio is a long-standing issue

Amber Ramirez is correct when she says that there is a need for more child care, especially early child care, in the Ignacio community (Letters, Herald, Aug. 11). After many years of very few care...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Spay and neuter efforts could offset euthanasia needs

The article about reservation dogs (Herald, Aug. 17) was disturbing and sad. Rather than euthanizing thousands of dogs per year, perhaps an agreement could be made to allow charities to bring...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Durango has a rich sisterhood in all realms

Reading the article “Where’s the romance?” (Herald, Aug. 24) was interesting, but made me feel for the young women out there. As a married woman in my late 30s, I am extremely grateful for the...

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

Discuss levy’s effect on commercial property tax

In the discussion over the proposed fire and rescue mill-levy increase, nobody seems to be talking about the increase in property taxes for someone owning commercial property, whose assessed...

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

Work on Highway 140 seems unnecessary

I applaud the fact that we have very well-maintained roads in Colorado, much better than our neighbor to the south. However, I truly do wonder why the Colorado Department of Transportation is...

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

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