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Letters to the Editor

Save the Animas from Little Fishes project

Friends of the Animas, fishermen, boaters, rafters, Southern Ute Wildlife Division, Animas Ditch owners, lovers of open space and wildlife: All please unite and write a letter to our county...

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

Look to Emerald Lake to raise trout

In an attempt to increase the pressure for the Glacier Club and the Chris Park land exchange, it appears Trout Unlimited is being used by the developers to declare the Hermosa Park property...

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

Land swap a step toward 'Silent Spring'

This last summer I could not help but notice that the extremely manicured lawn next door, filled with pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers hosted very few birds. Meanwhile, my less-than-perfect...

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

Teach children science, not extremism

My eighth-grade daughter is being indoctrinated by her science teacher to be an environmentalist, and a political activist, instead of a scientist who thinks scientifically. All 13- and 14-year-old...

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

Lamar's column has wide audience

I say more Gretchen Lamar! Her "Durango Nature Studies" column is informative and entertaining.Thanks for sharing her with us.May Donnell, Montgomery, Ala. 

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

Taxing water shows nation's direction

How fast we are moving now. The "powers that be" plan by way of Senate Bill 787 to tax every gallon of water used in the United States. ("Big Brother's water," Page 32 of 2009 fall Range...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

The public need not give up any land

My pack outfit crossed paths with some jovial hikers in blustery conditions near Rolling Pass a few weeks back. The fitness these senior citizens needed to hike there was impressive and their...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Appraisal in land swap does not add up

The appraisals use the comparable sales method of determining the values of the respective properties. The Glacier Club and the Forest Service needed a value for the property near Chris Park that...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Fears about medical pot unfounded

As a patient and "one of the people who really benefit" from the use of medicinal cannabis, I was really put off by JimTurner's letter ("Medical marijuana dispensaries bogus," Herald, Sept. 18). I...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

GOP had chance to reform health care

Dennis Pierce has had his chance to respond to the feedback from his advertisement ("Critics of ad repeat misconceptions," Letters, Herald, Sept. 11).   That is respectable, and I would expect...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

U.S. Highway 160 east needs street lights

I was wondering when the city or county will be placing lights on U.S. Highway 160 east? From the turn at Farmington Hill to the light at Three Springs, there are no lights.It shouldn't have to...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Does the community want legal pot?

There has been a lot of jovial humor about the medical-marijuana dispensaries opening in Durango. But while the idea might be easy to joke about, it is not a laughing matter.After raiding...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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