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Success of 3A a true community effort

On behalf of Durango School District 9-R, we would like to thank the Durango community for its support of Ballot Issue 3A.From the beginning, we knew we had a long road ahead of us but hoped that...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

No one seems to know truth on economy

Do you believe economists? I hope they’re right about the end of the recession. I can believe that employment and housing are lagging indicators, but I have trouble with another economic premise....

DATE: Nov. 15, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Purgatory succeeded in pricing out locals

Purgatory long has been a local ski area that has given the Durango community close affordable skiing. This simply no longer is the case. The days of decent season-pass prices finally have been...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Seniors already face health-care mandate

The recently passed federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – ObamaCare – requires that all Americans obtain health insurance. Many citizens and voters, however, dislike this...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Obama should not apologize for the U.S.

I tried to watch Obama’s speech Nov. 3. The lies and pandering were sickening.He said,“Maybe I didn’t explain my policies well enough.” We understand them all too well. All Americans are not as...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Still searching for the source of turbidity

In regards to Buck Skillen’s article about Lightner Creek runoff (Opinion, Herald, Oct. 24), I myself have checked into the murky water entering the Animas River. I am a fisherman and enjoy this...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Current ‘free trade’ system not free or fair

Considering that in the U.S. we now live in a plutocracy, I think Garth Buchanan (“Both Dems, GOP campaigned against free trade,” Herald, Nov. 7) shouldn’t worry too much about Congress passing...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

This page the proper forum for responses

My letter to the editor (Herald, Sept. 7) was written with the acknowledgement of who I am and the community in which I live, edited and printed in a proper forum of expression.I received a poorly...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Colgan too enthusiastic about taxation

How many city and county positions can one person serve on at the same time before it’s considered a conflict of interest or illegal? Joe Colgan, presently serving on three other boards – Durango...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter not grounded in sound fact

Mr. Nate Herbst’s letter to the Herald (Oct. 20) titled “Abortion causes cancer and kills women” appears grounded more in hyperbole and fear-mongering than sound medical science and fact. Mr....

DATE: Nov. 10, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Elections are really auctions

By the time this commentary is printed, the mid-term election will have passed; and America will have elected another group of politicians. What we end up with will not make most of us happy nor...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

FLC’s decision disappointing

I was disappointed to read about the decision of Fort Lewis College administrators to not approve Professor Tina Evans’ application for an appointment within the Environmental Studies program. As...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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