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Fort Lewis tuition waiver is not charity

So House Bill 1067 has been scuttled, but according to the Herald (Jan. 23), the fight has left “bruised feelings"among officials in Denver. Now Fort Lewis College has to worry about a backlash...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Keep after fraud in Medicare, Medicaid

Now that the pathetic health-care bill has been moved to the backburner where it belongs, how about going after the$300 billion fraud in Medicare and Medicaid that was going to help fund health...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

One year in, and where is the change?

So we're about a year into the Obama presidency, but before I start spewing about it, full disclosure: I voted for,volunteered for and donated to Barack Obama's campaign. And of course, like many...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

'Corporatism' now rules United States

The very people who are throwing scary “isms" around have a new really scary one they have helped create -“corporatism."Capitalism as we know it is gone. The small-business owner soon will have no...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Durango's streets used to get plowed

I, for one, certainly miss our old city manager, Bob Ledger. While we occasionally disagreed on things, I can honestlysay he kept the streets plowed.These streets are a mess.Gerry Schaerer, Durango

DATE: Jan. 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Be aware of the desert's valley fever

We had to have our beloved dog euthanized last week after a long, debilitating illness. This concluded an extended sagaof veterinary care and misdiagnoses going back more than two years.We first...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

'Kindness of strangers' stories welcome

It was encouraging and heartwarming to read John Peel's column (Herald, Jan. 18) about the two young men who returnedthe $2,500 they found outside Mac's Liquor. One of the comments made by one of...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Learn the facts, quit voting on feelings

This is in response Mary Benson's letter to the editor (Herald, Jan. 19). I think Benson missed the point and insteadof looking objectively at the facts has been blinded by the emotions invoked by...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Support local Nordic skiing programs

Please continue to support our local Nordic areas with your donations. These last couple of weeks have showcasedDurango area Nordic skiing in a fantastic light, and there are still a number of...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Save Fort Lewis Indian tuition waver

Animas SDS, Durango's autonomous chapter of Students for a Democratic Society, demands that the Colorado Legislaturekill House Bill 10-1067, which will cut funding for the Native American Tuition...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Local census worker jobs available

The Census 2010 Project is now in the process of soliciting job applications from La Plata County residents to fill apool of eligible potential census workers. As the census process progresses...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Negating tuition promise outrageous

Outrage! That's my initial reaction to the news that Front Range politicians want to negate an almost century-oldagreement between the state and the federal government regarding free tuition for...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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