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Too much economics; focus on life

Our society is preoccupied with economics. People who "voted their pocketbooks" decided the recent election. The cry for "health-care reform" from the left is driven by economics - "health-care...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Nobody comes here to see gravel pits

John Flick (Herald, July 29) and Dennis Lum (Aug. 9) wrote letters to the editor pointing out the dangers of reducing the water flow in the Animas River. The natural flow was so low Aug. 15 that...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

No, dogs are not people - leash them

Thanks to Joanne Graves (Herald, Aug. 16) for her letter about dogs. I would like to add a little something.She was aware of the people who expect everyone to love their dogs as if they were human...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Driver-cyclist conflict is about respect

Mike Gardner's letter ("Cyclists are guests on paved roads," Herald, Aug. 13) requires a reply. Gardner seems to be making a lot of assumptions regarding cyclists, cycling, the law and use of the...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Fiesta deserves more, better coverage

I, as many, would like to know why Durango Fiesta Days had little, if any, coverage in The Durango Herald? Every day during the county fair, there are pictures and coverage, but what about fiesta?...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Land swap not Forest Service's idea

The Glacier Club land swap now uses the Tamarron moniker. Is that somehow more palatable? Time has passed, but people still are keenly aware of this proposed transaction, and we have to think...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

More to UU than 'atheists and pagans'

An Associated Press story ("Coloradan elected Unitarian president," Herald, July 5) could use a little clarification. The Rev. Peter Morales actually was elected president of the Unitarian...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Health care needs money, morals, heart

A protester's sign in a photo (Herald, Aug. 7) asks, "If socialized medicine is best, why didn't Ted Kennedy go to Canada?" Well, Ted, Congress and the president already have it - right here in the...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

City's rules explain building slump

I read the story "Permits slump in county, city" (Herald, Aug. 5) and it made me think of a story that was in the Herald on July 15 about the Existing Neighborhood Design Review Board.So far this...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Not everyone wants to meet your dog

I read a letter (Herald, June 23) from a woman who had been biking along a trail. She encountered a hiker (listening to an iPod) with several loose dogs. Being a dog lover and dog owner, I...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Fair's missing-paper penalty excessive

Tyler Talbot Rathjen, a La Plata County 4-H member who worked for months on his swine project, had a very sad 2009 fair experience.Tyler came into the fair excited, nervous and ready to compete.He...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Cyclists are guests on paved roads

Roads exist for motor vehicle traffic. They are built and maintained with taxes from the sale of gasoline and vehicle registration. Bicycles use no gasoline and don't require registration.Cyclists...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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