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Op-ed on guns in parks missed the point

Wayne Hare's opinion column, "The right to bear qualms" (Herald, June 7) misses the mark (so to speak) in several ways. The legislation he referred to is not about tourists protecting themselves...

DATE: June 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Cap and trade is effective when done right

Obama's pledge - a future with more renewable energy sources and less pollution - is not the Waxman-Markey Bill. Known as the U.S. House cap-and-trade bill, this is a botched 1,000-page effort to...

DATE: June 7, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Colorado's rules envied by former resident

I am an ex-resident of Colorado who hopes to return there someday. I read with amazement the op-ed written by A.M. Mickey O'Hare (Herald, May 31) concerning the new gas and oil rules. As the...

DATE: June 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Political correctness infusing nomination

The whining of the Democrats and their sycophantic press concerning the Republicans' questioning the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor for Supreme Court justice has a delicious, hypocritical irony...

DATE: June 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

British health system akin to public schools

Lately you have received a number of letters warning that Obama is leading the country to hellish "European socialism" simply because he hopes to implement a national health service. Have any of...

DATE: June 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Escalante environment good for students

I am writing in response to Erin Hansen's letter (Herald, May 26). I, too, am the parent of a student at Escalante Middle School. It is ludicrous to say that Amy Kendziorski has "no control over...

DATE: June 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Protect area from 'benign' uranium mining

While reading the piece on mining rules and the push to open uranium mining along the Dolores River (Herald, May 30), we were struck by the comment of Stuart Sanderson, spokesman for the Colorado...

DATE: June 4, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Escalante leadership is doing a great job

I have been a substitute teacher in the Durango 9-R School District for the last seven years. This has given me an opportunity to see many different schools in the district. About 75 percent of my...

DATE: June 4, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Escalante isn't perfect, but it's a great school

I recently completed seventh grade at Escalante Middle School. My experiences there are very different from the views expressed in Erin Hansen's letter to the editor (Herald, May 26).Our principal,...

DATE: June 4, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Conditions not right for lynx project

Has anyone figured out who needs lynx? They will live in people's backyards if there is a food supply. I had a flock of geese walking around my farm until lynx started eating one goose a day. These...

DATE: June 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Much birth control causes early abortions

Charisse Tuma-Meiers wrote that the American College of Gynecologists and Obstetricians and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services agree with her organization that "reproductive health...

DATE: June 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Rule changes threaten public health, safety

Residents of my subdivision recently met with the county to express our opposition to a rule change that now allows gas and oil companies to drill within small-acreage subdivisions.When I moved to...

DATE: June 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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