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9-R denying access to Animas High

Durango School District 9-R is trying to prevent parents and students from learning about a terrific new education option, Animas High School. The district has used all means at its disposal -...

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

Navajo agenda contains devious request

In December, Navajo President Joe Shirley sent the Obama-Biden transition team a federal agenda that outlines 27 recommended policies and requests for $2.9 billion of Obama's $775 billion stimulus...

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

Persistent cough could be pertussis

As the Immunization Program coordinator at San Juan Basin Health Department, I am daily made aware of the ongoing outbreak of pertussis - more commonly known as whooping cough - which is one of the...

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

Even a white Democrat might have won

Mike McKinzie was right on in his letter (Herald, Jan. 22). Barack Obama was elected mainly because of his race. Those blacks have all the advantages. (And you'll never convince me that McCain...

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

Backyard flocks would work in Durango

A chicken in every lot? It's unlikely to come to that, but with the current financial woes facing us, people are looking to do more for themselves.More and more backyard gardens are springing up....

DATE: Jan. 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Learning language delayed in some children

Rachel Turiel's column, headlined "Children are language machines on little legs." (Herald, Jan. 18) should have read "My children are language machines on little legs" as evidenced by her 18-month...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Meir explained when peace will come

Golda Meir, prime minister of Israel from 1969 to 1974 said: "We can forgive the Arabs for killing our children. We cannot forgive them for making us kill their children. We will only have peace...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

$404 - Funds Not Found

I read with interest recent articles dealing with college affordability. What exactly are we paying for? The model of the residentially based college education already has been debunked as a poor...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Energy efficiency transcends politics

The debate about global warming inevitably circles back to our energy policies.It is here that Roger Cohen (Herald, Jan. 4) and Bob Winners (Letters, Jan. 7) seem to fundamentally disagree.Cohen...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Ask Udall and Salazar to reject the FOCA

If you are pro-life, then you will need this information in the future.President-elect Obama has promised to sign into law the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA). If enacted, this law will eliminate...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Stop complaining and watch the deer dance

I was reading the Herald on Jan. 10, and there was an article about the new Purgatory Lodge. I read the criticisms and sighed.I live in Forest Lakes, and the night before I had watched the deer...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Roof-shovelers are vicious water scofflaws

I see an opportunity for Kate Burke's law firm to make a little extra water-law income (Herald, Jan.11).Recently, I witnessed a vicious criminal pushing snow off the roof and onto a lawn on West...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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