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Letters to the Editor

Friend’s death is a loss for state, nation

On July 5, we lost an old, dear friend, David Getches, after his brief, valiant battle against pancreatic cancer. Dave, who lived in Boulder, was a nationally renowned expert on natural resources...

DATE: July 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

U.S. freedom protects even hateful speech

Happy Independence Day, America! This is a day when we celebrate the freedoms our country stands for, hard-earned and as fragile as life itself. Our forefathers (and mothers) worked so hard and...

DATE: July 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Cutting military spending will create jobs

The Herald is right to suggest: “A long-term fix for the federal budget will require compromise, an honest discussion of national priorities and a pragmatic recognition that both spending and...

DATE: July 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Mosquito control is tax money well spent

Animas Mosquito Control District represents our tax dollars being well spent. This year seems worse than past years for mosquitoes, but because of the diligence of our district, we are not getting...

DATE: July 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Mall could drive Mercury out of Durango

The jobless rate is officially 9.2 percent. In reality, it is much higher. Boeing builds a multibillion-dollar plant in South Carolina that would provide high-wage jobs for more than 1,000 people....

DATE: July 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Bear was only responding to human acts

I am absolutely outraged about the story headlined “Bear nips man in town” (Herald, June 30).First of all, I am relieved that the man was not seriously injured. However, why was it necessary to...

DATE: July 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

County should own up to paint damage

I drove down from Vallecito on June 15. As I turned onto County Road 240 toward Durango, I came upon three cars following a county truck painting white and yellow lines on the road. I followed for...

DATE: July 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Mall’s appeal is a threat to needed jobs

Thanks to the Durango Mall for being concerned with our community’s welfare regarding safe access into the Durango Mall and Mercury Village complex, but that is not its job. Safe access is the...

DATE: June 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Take care with animals July 4 weekend

For an animal, there is no difference between gunshots or other life-threatening noises and fireworks. Last year, it took four days to find an Australian Shepherd that ran away during fireworks....

DATE: June 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Heavy editing leaves context in question

To the delight of many and the dismay of a few, this will be my last letter to the editor submission to The Durango Herald. More than half of the content of my last letter to the Herald was edited...

DATE: June 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

CDOT already planning to improve lights

I am writing in response to the editorial (Herald, June 15) headlined, “Walmart crash; CDOT should also look at other intersections.” Simply put, CDOT has. In fact, the Herald ran an article June...

DATE: June 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Fawning season requires extra vigilance

Help protect our wildlife. In case you haven’t noticed, does are delivering their fawns now. Please be especially vigilant when driving in areas known for deer traffic. The newborns are especially...

DATE: June 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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