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Trashy behavior leads to leaving town

It is time to say goodbye to Durango. We have spent the last 16 months here enjoying the scenery and wildlife. I spent 30 years of my vacations coming here to enjoy the same things I still...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Given the facts, most support reform

As the national health-care debate has reached a fevered pitch, it is disturbing to witness the myths and bald-faced lies put forward by monied interests and parroted by a complicit media. (Makes...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

How far would bear ordinance go?

Before hysteria about bears prevails, we should consider what a new law would do, assuming it can be enforced. Do we really want to obligate the city to a new program that would involve hiring...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Bush tortured for politics, not security

I could just say George W. Bush was the worst president this country ever had, but that's weak. To be honest, I'd have to say Bush was one of the worst terrorists this world ever endured.Former...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Town hall meetings too orchestrated

Many questions are surfacing about the president's policies with respect to the future of our country and our freedoms. Americans interested in their future should be informed about answers to...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Demand answers of President Obama

Many questions are surfacing about the president's policies with respect to the future of our country and our freedoms. Americans interested in their future should be informed about answers to...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Riddle right to separate party, issues

I was intrigue by the coverage (Herald, Aug. 22) of La Plata County Commissioner Joelle Riddle's decision to switch her affiliation to independent.In the first paragraph, it said Riddle won her...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Unanswered questions for Sen. Udall

Because I wasn't able to get into Sen. Mark Udall's town-hall meeting last week, I will pose my two-part question here:1) With policies such as the stimulus bill, health-care and energy bills, it...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Do not assume value of Social Security

The editorial (Herald, Aug. 26) claimed the Social Security program is "unquestioned in value." I question that statement.First, the reason farm workers and domestic employees weren't included in...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Five DHS seniors got no honest chance

It's fall, school is starting and high school sports are starting. It's an exciting start to seniors' year, their final year in high school, the time they have waited for, their time to shine.At...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

'We the people' should decide land swap

I have always believed that we are a government "of the people, by the people, for the people" as stated in the Gettysburg Address. Our government is supposed to work for us, and we have a right to...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Tort reform would be biggest savings

Responding to several letters (Herald, Aug. 24) about health care, I have the following comments and suggestions.Richard Gibbs asked why health insurance should be profit driven. A profit-driven...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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