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Pole fitness nothing to do with stripping

When the Abominable Pole Monsters arrived at 4 p.m. to line up for the Snowdown parade, there is no denying that there was a mixed response from the other paradegoers, the looks on their faces,...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Breakfasts, Costco, Humane Society good

I have several thoughts about the news in the Herald, Feb. 10.First, I’m glad to see the free breakfasts for school- children are being reinstated by the state Senate. No children should have to go...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Building ‘green’ not appreciated by banks

My husband and I recently built a home in Hesperus and financed it with a home equity line of credit from a local bank. In the interest of energy independence and to take advantage of the more than...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Brown’s legislative priorities fascinating

Ah, it’s fascinating to hear about J. Paul Brown’s priorities. He’s hard at work trying to save our dollars by focusing on things like ethics training for certified public accountants. That’ll take...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Tone of Roberts’ column surprising

Sen. Ellen Roberts’ Op-Ed piece in the Herald concerning the financial state of Colorado’s PERA (Feb. 8) did not come as a great surprise. After all, public pension plans, from Social Security to...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Forestry shouldn’t be an ‘industry’

As someone with first-hand experience in fire hazard reduction and first-hand knowledge of the forest management field, as well as someone with lifelong roots in the Durango community, I am...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Durango is not a sanctuary city

The letter to the editor concerning “sanctuary status,” so-called “illegal immigrants” and local crime rates (Herald, Feb. 4) should be an affront to all those who value factual information and...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Nothing unintentional about cuts

This week’s Herald has been a stimulating read. First, Ellen Roberts wanted to reserve the oil and gas severance tax savings accounts (Herald, Feb. 6) for counties impacted by oil and gas...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

This is no sanctuary, crime is not rising

The letter to the editor from Sam Donaldson (Herald, Feb. 4) claimed that crime in Durango has gone up since Durango became a sanctuary city.There were some errors in Donaldson’s letter. For one,...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Keep Snowdown public events kid-friendly

Question: When is the Snowdown Parade no longer a family-friendly event? Answer: When it features pole dancing as an entry. My immediate reaction to this tasteless display was to cover my...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Where is Brown on breakfasts for kids?

A message concerning the denial of breakfast before class from the Republicans on the Joint Budget Committee:“OK, kids, cowboy up! Let’s see you cowboy up. OK, you’re hungry – but if you march into...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Speak up now about Colorado television

It is not to late to make our voices heard on the issue of Colorado TV access for La Plata and Montezuma Counties. You may file a comment or reply to a comment already on file until Feb. 22....

DATE: Feb. 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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