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Letters prompt outpouring of support

As board chairman of the Four Corners Gay and Lesbian Alliance for Diversity, I want to commend the Herald for printingthe rantings of Vi McCoy. The first time I read one of her letters, I, too,...

DATE: April 6, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Salazar stood up for Colorado families

Colorado owes a great deal of gratitude to Rep. John Salazar for his courageous vote to reform our broken health-caresystem. Salazar's vote is a win for women's health and ensures millions more...

DATE: April 6, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

What a country the U.S. has become!

What a country we live in! Every day of this last year was entertaining.I was educated in America in segregated schools. About the only jobs available to women back then were teaching andnursing....

DATE: April 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

One year later, and it is all downhill

Just more than a year ago, we elected as president a man who talked smoothly but who had little experience worthy ofnote. Oh, he had some experience organizing agitators - including ACORN - and as...

DATE: April 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Bags of potato chips a danger for dogs

On March 27, I left my beloved dog Samsun alone in my truck for about 20 minutes. When I returned, he had suffocated ona bag of potato chips.I never dreamed I could lose my pet to a bag of potato...

DATE: April 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Greif's offer did not qualify as bribery

County Commissioner Joelle Riddle's bribery accusation (Herald, March 25) against Nancy Greif is absurd, but it got herwhat she wanted - free front-page publicity.Marilyn McCord was one of the 20...

DATE: April 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Catch TEDx event at FLC Saturday

To me we all share a common interest in doing all we can to keep Fort Lewis College up and running. We have a newpresident now, and this very important coming TEDx event could be a good kickoff. ...

DATE: April 1, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

The people lost in health-care vote

Two hundred years ago, President Thomas Jefferson stated, “Never trust a politician." On Sunday, March 21, it becameevident that Jefferson was a prophet. The “snake and toad show" was pictured on...

DATE: March 30, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

President's insurance claims wrong

Our president continues with the prevarication. In an effort to hide the odor of his health-care bill, he saidinsurance companies would no longer be able to cancel your health insurance if you got...

DATE: March 30, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Health-care reform aids independence

Southwest Center for Independence in Durango is celebrating the inclusion of the Community First Choice option andother long-term-care-related provisions in the health-care reform package passed by...

DATE: March 30, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Graham even worse than the others

As La Plata County Democrats consider candidates to run for county commissioner, my personal experience with one of thecandidates for that office might be informative. In the spring of 2007, I...

DATE: March 30, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Obama policies benefit his backers

Obama is patently hypocritical. I'm asking readers to examine what's motivating Obama's proposed environmental policiesand regulations. Specifically, look at: Obama's anti-coal posturing, his...

DATE: March 29, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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