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Fire district must address fairness issues

The May 6 letter sent to residents from the Durango Fire Protection District and Durango Fire & Rescue Authority should have been used to discuss the fairness and financial issues of the proposed...

DATE: May 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Durango Mall is a depressing wasteland

I walked into a wasteland floating on a sea of tile the other day. It was the Durango Mall. A vast open space by Pier One seemed to stretch for miles. As I wondered through the mall, I noticed that...

DATE: May 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Student presentations were excellent

A week ago I had the most rewarding experience of attending the public exhibition of the work of the Animas High School students. I entered the exhibition with my preconceived notion of another...

DATE: May 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

California bees do make local honey

I spoke to the Green Business Roundtable on April 13 about food labeling. The take-home message of my illustrated talk was: If you have personal values involving the food chain, the best way of...

DATE: May 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Good Samaritan, police make couple’s day

On May 7, we parked our 1994 Chevrolet Corvette on the west side of the 700 block of Main Avenue to meet some friends for lunch around 12:30 p.m. We left the restaurant a little after 2 p.m. and...

DATE: May 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Get rid of all those dangerous deer, too

State Rep. J. Paul Brown, R-Ignacio, says, “Regrettably, it is only a matter of time until we have a human-bear tragedy. We need to be proactive and try to make changes that will lesson that...

DATE: May 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Trying to understand left-thinking brains

Those on the left, ”liberals,” confuse me. They stand up and cheer for the murder of bin Laden but decry the use of enhanced interrogation and waterboarding to get to him. I guess a shot to the...

DATE: May 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Phoning and driving endangers others

Attention Durango: Put your cellphone away, and drive your vehicle, please.Pretty much every day I get behind someone not doing the speed limit because they just have to take a phone call, or...

DATE: May 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Bennet did good work on Hermosa Creek

As an avid trail motorcyclist, mountain biker, hiker, fly-fisherman and wilderness advocate, I would like to commend Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., and his work toward finalizing legislation on the...

DATE: May 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Dedicated 9-R teachers work hard for all

I believe this is an appropriate time of year to thank our dedicated educators in Durango School District 9-R. After reading Mimi Thurston’s letter to the editor (Herald, May 1), I felt that...

DATE: May 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

A ‘little’ theft of artifacts is still theft

I am writing in response to a letter from Howard White stating that he believes there is a statute of limitations on the ownership of personal property (Letters, Herald, May 8). If White knew that...

DATE: May 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

‘Geronimo’ has roots in military lexicon

The word “Geronimo” has long been in the military lexicon as a word meaning commitment and accomplishment. It began during the training of paratroopers for European combat jumps in World War II....

DATE: May 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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