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'We the people' should decide land swap

I have always believed that we are a government "of the people, by the people, for the people" as stated in the Gettysburg Address. Our government is supposed to work for us, and we have a right to...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Tort reform would be biggest savings

Responding to several letters (Herald, Aug. 24) about health care, I have the following comments and suggestions.Richard Gibbs asked why health insurance should be profit driven. A profit-driven...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Opposition reflects 'lifeboat mentality'

I am writing in response to the full-page ad (Herald, Aug. 23) by the Southwest Republican Women. It makes me think once again the Republican Party is in its usual state of denial and totally out...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Greed is at the heart of our problems

I would like to thank Tom Wright (Letters, Herald, July 26) and Wilson Bloch (Aug. 2) for their concise thoughts. Wright questions the existence of an intelligent designer, and Bloch  brings home...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Democrats will seek to replace Riddle

Given County Commissioner Joelle Riddle's history - the two signs in the yard, the vote on fracing - I was not surprised to see she has left the Democratic Party. She has forgotten who elected...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Fracing contamination well-known

Christi Zeller can certainly spin it with the best of them, as her recent opinion on the flawless perfection of gas-well "fracing" demonstrates. But if the oil and gas industry were as angelic as...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Animas Surgical state's No. 1 hospital

How odd it is that the Herald has not considered that the health-care debate in Durango would be enriched by letting the residents of Durango and La Plata County know that they have in their midst...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Fair rules teach children responsibility

I want to respond to Misty Talbot Rathjen's letter (Herald, Aug. 14) regarding her son's fair penalty. As a former 4-H'er who participated for 10 years, I agree wholeheartedly with the Fair Board's...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

This is not representative government

If Obamacare is so great, why doesn't it sell itself? If it's so great, why are all these Democrats trying to make sure only their own kind are allowed to attend these so-called town hall meetings?...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Health-care reform an all-American goal

Reforming the health-care insurance industry is about supporting simple American ideals: It's about freedom. It's about being able to switch jobs, go to school or stay at home to raise your kids...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

HMO gave excellent, affordable care

Linda Conner (Letters, Herald, Aug. 18) asked: "Have any of you ever been in an HMO?" and indicated it was a bad thing.Yes, I was in an HMO from 1980 until I moved to Durango last year. It was the...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

'Geezers' are right to be concerned

With all the serious stuff afoot out there, why does the Herald insist on running idiotic columns from the likes of Froma Harrop and Reuben Navarette? Dozens of competent - liberal and conservative...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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