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Letters to the Editor

What is behind city's 'reefer madness'?

What is the cause for this moratorium? ("City puts marijuana clinics on hold," Herald, Sept. 2) "Moratorium" is a much more frightening word than "dispensary." Come on, folks, this is Durango,...

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

Thunder should pay like other teams

After reading the letter James Locke wrote (Herald, July 24) about the Thunder baseball team coached by Mark Ugai, I believe he did leave out a few items regarding the team, but did cover it for...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Negativity about Durango High School misdirected

I am quite angry about the recent negativity directed at Durango High School. It is completely unfounded and totally unnecessary. I am the proud parent of three DHS students.My freshman, when given...

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

Pot businesses a reminder of the '70s

Wow. Two medical marijuana businesses in Durango. Back in 1970-73, while I wandered through the classrooms of the enchanted mesa, the azure sky and fiery Colorado sun often were blotted out by...

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

No roads, but we will have snowmaking

I haven't been able to pay too much attention to the blue pipe John Peel refers to in his column (Herald, Sept. 7). I'm too busy avoiding the potholes on Florida Road and hanging on to the steering...

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

City decisions send jobs out of town

Everybody who lives in Durango tries to shop locally. We love our community and try to support it and its residents.Let me share with you how our city officials have "shopped locally" in choosing...

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

Critics of ad repeat misconceptions

As the co-author of the full page ad that ran in The Durango Herald on Sunday, Aug. 20, I'd like to correct a few of the misconceptions that pro-ObamaCare advocates have voiced in their letters to...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Speech an opportunity to teach respect

Last week, as the parent of two children in the Durango school system, I received a letter from the schools stating that if I did not want my children to hear the address by the president of the...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Colorado on track to prevent disease

Let me congratulate all of Colorado's parents, physicians, nurses and public-health departments for protecting children from disease.According to the latest National Immunization Survey released by...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Coach cut varsity to protect 'his' team

It seems Sheldon Keresy made a mistake in not accepting Scott Emrich's resignation last spring when the soccer camp conflict-of-interest controversy came up. Recently, five seniors were cut from...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Why give one gay-basher a forum?

I am writing in response to Vi McCoy's letter (Herald, Aug. 28) regarding demon gays in the military and her other letters to the editor printed by The Durango Herald. I am fairly certain the...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Complainers not teaching democracy

I'm shaking my head after reading about schools allowing parents to prevent their children from watching President Obama's address. Let me get this straight: Federal dollars contribute large...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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