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Sign up by Saturday for west-county water

We strongly encourage residents in the service area of the proposed domestic water system in western and southwesternLa Plata County to make a water tap commitment for your property.To be...

DATE: May 11, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Congress needs to address TV coverage

The Denver TV station rehash is getting painful. We have been clear for a while that the Colorado BroadcastersAssociation is not a supporter; rather, they and their national parent are a...

DATE: May 10, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Foundation's help with garden appreciated

I would like to take the time to thank The Durango Foundation for Educational Excellence for its help in completing ourgarden curriculum at Animas Valley Elementary. DFEE strives to improve...

DATE: May 10, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Peace demonstrators' faith welcome

Poor (oil-soaked) perishing republic - yet driving down Main one Friday, I was touched once again by the faith of thepeace demonstrators and their faith in the intelligence (just taking a little...

DATE: May 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

'Teacher Tenure Bill' the wrong answer

They're at it again on Colfax. State Sen. Michael Johnston, D-Denver, has proposed Senate Bill 191 and is herding itthrough without stopping to think of the costly, unintended consequences that are...

DATE: May 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Return Harry Goff to LPEA board

The La Plata Electric Association board mail-in ballots are due by Saturday.Harry Goff has been an LPEA board member since 2001. Goff's background is rich in the expertise upon which this...

DATE: May 6, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Tell senators to support finance reform

I wonder if anyone else saw the irony in the filibuster by the Republicans to halt finance reform while at the samemoment, before a congressional panel, executives from Goldman Sachs spun their...

DATE: May 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Why cut only things that help students?

It is alarming that you hear only about cuts being made to programs that could help students with life skills thatwould help them in the future. The district needs to make cuts again this year, but...

DATE: May 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

'Halliburton loophole' an ongoing threat

The massive BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico reminds us that safeguards such as those utilized in local natural-gasextraction are not foolproof. Fracing, which is employed locally to extract...

DATE: May 4, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Art does not ease the horror of cancer

Regarding the comments made concerning the new state-of-the-art Breast Cancer Center at Mercy (Herald, April 25) andthe stunning beauty of the art “to soften the usual medical atmosphere": How can...

DATE: May 4, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Gulf spill a warning about the Arctic

The explosion of the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico demonstrates that offshore oil and gas development is adangerous and dirty business. Not only have there been 11 tragic fatalities, but...

DATE: May 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

The victim was the elk, not the dog

In regards to the dog that was shot while harassing an elk, I would like to thank Drayton Harrison and the Division ofWildlife for doing the right thing. Responsible dog owners who actually care...

DATE: May 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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