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Police treated victims like suspects

Recently, I was involved in a car wreck on U.S. Highway 160 headed toward Bayfield. After I got out of the hospital, my friends were taking me home, and we had a guy follow us all the way to Home...

DATE: May 6, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Give cyclists sufficient safety room on road

Several years ago, a man drove off Coalbank Pass and plowed into a herd of cows and horsemen. A horse was killed and a local fireman was badly hurt. Our entire community was outraged, as well we...

DATE: May 6, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Speak out to county Wednesday

Once again our county commissioners have taken a journey down a path they did not have to travel. They have stated that they intend to constitute a new Board of Health to oversee the San Juan Basin...

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

Arrest saved life of prescription-drug addict

Being arrested in 2006 saved my life, even though it wasn't in my 10-year plan.I am, however, an addict and a felon.The Drug Enforcement Agency states on its Web site that "nearly 7 million...

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

Health department here for us in crises

Thank you to the staff and management of the San Juan Basin Health Department for all the years of great service. Now that the national news has us focused on swine flu, it is good to remember that...

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

Riegle shows commitment to efficiency

It is with great pleasure that the board of directors of the Sustainability Alliance of Southwest Colorado provides this letter of support to Harry L. Riegle in his candidacy to be a District 3...

DATE: May 3, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Choose Riegle, Brodskey for LPEA board

The Sustainability Alliance of Southwest Colorado has endorsed Harry Riegle for the District 3 La Plata Electric Association board director. Therefore, I urge LPEA members in District 3, which is...

DATE: May 3, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Highway connection fiasco needs fixing

On April 21, the Herald had an article with the headline, "Bridge, U.S. 550 unlikely to merge."As a naive taxpayer and commuter from the east of Durango, I thought the bridge a little extravagant...

DATE: May 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Keep politics out of health department

The county commissioners are being very untransparent as to their true motives in wanting to replace the board of the San Juan Basin Health Department with all of their own, and I am extremely...

DATE: May 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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

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