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Englehart taught art and saved lives

Stanton Englehart saved my life. I landed in his Drawing 101 class more than 30 years ago as a grief-stricken 17-year-old.Stanton not only taught his students how to draw and paint, but how to...

DATE: April 30, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Nonmotorized lake advocates not selfish

Isn't it ironic that while every single sizable body of water in the Four Corners is open to motorized boating, those gentle souls who call for Lake Nighthorse to be our only non-motorized...

DATE: April 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Build a gondola through Horse Gulch

For decades, Durangoans have held their breaths amid various proposals for Horse Gulch: a golf course, a paved highway, a reservoir, housing developments, a gravel pit mine. Each of these endeavors...

DATE: April 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Learn about plastics' ramifications

Have you heard of the word "nurdle"? I didn't until I attended the Green Film Festival on April 17-18 at the Smiley Building and watched a film called "Addicted to Plastic" by Ian Connacher. It...

DATE: April 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor

Maybe I am naïve, but I recently had an experience that left me very troubled, not only because of what I witnessed, but because of Durango High School's nonchalant reaction.I was walking along the...

DATE: April 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Tea party protesters' message mystifies

Kudos to the tea party protesters for their involvement in the political process. An active electorate is important to our democracy.I must admit, however, to being stumped as to what they were...

DATE: April 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Support was appreciated in campaign

I wanted to extend my sincere thanks to all of you who supported my City Council campaign. As I said on election night, 10 years ago I was serving coffee at Carver Brewing Co. to many of you, and...

DATE: April 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Civitan club is great way to give back

April is Civitan Awareness Month and, as the newest member of the Durango DeColores Civitan Club, I wanted to share some of the many helpful projects our club is involved in here in...

DATE: April 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Herald can't cover all Colorado issues

I was glad to see your recent editorial in support of residents of Southwestern Colorado being able to receive television reception from Denver via cable and satellite (Herald, April 2). The...

DATE: April 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Water district meeting offered facts

In response to the letter to the editor written by Caryl Helmin-Schmid, (Herald, April 5): A medicine show, by her definition, sells snake oil or a remedy that has no basis in truth. Evidently that...

DATE: April 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Vote for LPEA board members by May 9

La Plata Electric Association recently announced board elections (Herald, April 3), and sadly, historically only about 20 percent of eligible voters vote. However, economic, social and political...

DATE: April 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Denver TV needed for political news

Those of us who would prefer receiving Denver television recently had some good news from Washington reported in the Herald. U.S. Sens. Mark Udall and Michael Bennet, along with U.S. Rep. John...

DATE: April 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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