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Lower speed limit on Camino to improve safety

Does the speed on Camino del Rio have to be 35 mph? Could it be lowered to 25 as it is on U.S. Highway 160 traveling through Cortez and Pagosa Springs? It might be safer.Marky ThorsnessDurango

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

Keep Durango’s small-town charm under wraps

Shhhh! You’ve got a great thing going, Durango – let’s keep it a secret! In all seriousness, Durango is a wonderful, clean, small town with really great, friendly people. Please, residents of...

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

Leave babies at home during movies geared toward grown-ups

My husband and I, and many of our friends and family, are frequent moviegoers. A movie ticket is pretty expensive these days, but as always, movies are a great escape in times of economic distress...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Research team working to understand brisket disease

The Sept. 2 Herald article about a disease problem that affects Colorado cattle at high altitudes also ran in the Sept. 14 Fort Collins Coloradoan. This was a well-written piece with information...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Herald thoughtless for publishing girl’s photo

The Herald (Aug. 31) had a photograph of a young girl who was in a accident. My question is this: When children are underage, don’t you have to have permission from the parents before you put their...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Locals prefer views of old tires to cell towers

Kudos to Fred Rusk for his Sept. 12 letter to the Herald regarding the controversy over cellphone towers along the San Juan Skyway. Apparently, the idea of cellphone towers along the route through...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Fashion lack part of what makes Durango great

Help! Falling stock market, bum economy, climate change, terrorists, and now I’m under attack by the “Fashionistas.” While reading the article on Durango fashion (Herald, Sept. 13) to my wife, I...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Target, courteous cyclists would be welcome

I am writing in response to Cris Riley’s letter about Target (Herald, Sept. 14). I enjoy shopping at Target. At Costco, you must pay a yearly fee to join. Costco is for bulk shopping. What about a...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Mercy provided great facility, care during stay

Recently, I spent several days at Mercy Regional Medical Center as a patient. I was first impressed by the attractive, roomy exterior, wide corridors with lovely paintings and other decorations on...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Bring Trader Joe’s, not Target, to Durango

I agree with Cris Riley’s letter asking that a Trader Joe’s come to Durango rather than a Target store (Herald, Sept. 14). Durango needs a new choice – not a box store similar to Walmart. Our fine...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

9-R overrode team’s homecoming queen pick

I’m writing today to ask a question about a subject that puzzles me. How long has the Durango School District 9-R board of education been overriding the football team’s pick for homecoming queen?...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Muster energy to oppose Wolf Creek plan

I recently learned that the Forest Service will be holding a public site visit for the proposed Village at Wolf Creek at 10 a.m. today in the Wolf Creek parking lot. Red McCombs has resurrected his...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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