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Animas High will push students to excel

Something very exciting is happening that parents of eighth-grade students in La Plata County must be sure to find out about. A new, free public charter school - Animas High - will open its doors...

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

Get by with less during tough times

As I watched the Super Bowl halftime show this year, my father leaned over and asked, "Do you think they celebrated things this way during the Great Depression in the 1930s?" Fireworks, light...

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

Rethink DHS artificial turf proposal

The proposed artificial turf for the Durango High School football field is a poor idea not only in thought, but also in use of dollars, in my opinion. Raising a huge amount of money for turf in...

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

'Stimulus' is spending for pet projects

Nearly $1 trillion for a "stimulus package"? We are told that if the bill had not become law immediately that our economy may never recover. We heard the same urgent call last fall, and the result...

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

Help animals by spaying, neutering pets

Last year, more than 44,000 pets were euthanized in Colorado because there were not enough homes for them. Colorado's numbers are low compared with the rest of the United States, in which between 3...

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

Like Lincoln, Darwin liberated humankind

As our country celebrates the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln on Feb. 12, we should also acknowledge the birthday of the father of the theory of evolution, Charles Darwin. Born on exactly the...

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

Papers get their due for fueling bubbles

Ray Ring wrote unhappily about daily newspapers losing out in the news business competition (Herald, Feb. 8). But here's a thought for the villainy done by the news media generally: Daily...

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

City taxes should pay for health clinic

My tax bill cometh. It must be paid so the city can hire consultants for parks and recreation assessment, build the overpass and make our own snow at Chapman Hill. Never mind keeping the health...

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

Drivers, cyclists ignore crossing students

I am an outraged fourth-grader at Riverview Elementary. Every day I walk to school. I have to cross the same crosswalk to get to school. And let me tell you, it's dangerous! Cars don't stop for me...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Young people have many school options

I wanted to take a quick second to let the community know how excited I am to be involved with the new Animas High School. AHS, a free public school of choice, will be opening in the fall of...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Cyclists need lane to stay out of drivers' way

With the January thaw, can spring (i.e. training time for the Iron Horse) be far behind? Last summer, we were given the news about a possible ordinance on County Road 250 (Herald, July 15, 2008)....

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

Bailout wish list is only consumerism

I was startled to read the comparison of a $2 billion Colorado stimulus package to Christmas (Herald, Jan 24). The fact that we "need" a $2 billion infusion calls for a more somber tone, and the...

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

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