Letters to the Editor

'Kindness of strangers' stories welcome

It was encouraging and heartwarming to read John Peel's column (Herald, Jan. 18) about the two young men who returnedthe $2,500 they found outside Mac's Liquor. One of the comments made by one of...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Learn the facts, quit voting on feelings

This is in response Mary Benson's letter to the editor (Herald, Jan. 19). I think Benson missed the point and insteadof looking objectively at the facts has been blinded by the emotions invoked by...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Support local Nordic skiing programs

Please continue to support our local Nordic areas with your donations. These last couple of weeks have showcasedDurango area Nordic skiing in a fantastic light, and there are still a number of...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Save Fort Lewis Indian tuition waver

Animas SDS, Durango's autonomous chapter of Students for a Democratic Society, demands that the Colorado Legislaturekill House Bill 10-1067, which will cut funding for the Native American Tuition...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Local census worker jobs available

The Census 2010 Project is now in the process of soliciting job applications from La Plata County residents to fill apool of eligible potential census workers. As the census process progresses...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Negating tuition promise outrageous

Outrage! That's my initial reaction to the news that Front Range politicians want to negate an almost century-oldagreement between the state and the federal government regarding free tuition for...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Property tax notices in the mail soon

We do live in interesting times when we look at the last year and the tax base upon which property taxes will be paidthis year. The tax notices will be in the mail soon. If you recall, Colorado...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Ignacio budget cuts should be shared

As a property owner in Ignacio, I have been following closely the recent events and opinions of other local residentsregarding the Town Board's decision to lay off one policeman while giving other...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Complainers have the option to defect

I spent last year working in the Czech Republic. Being home in Durango for one month for the holidays, I couldn'tbelieve what I was reading every day in the Opinion section of The Durango Herald:...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

The world is headed toward a precipice

Our society is out of control. Every institution is washed out. There are way too many people on this Earth. We act asif we are bacteria in a Petri dish, racing to consume every resource until...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Kellie Hotter supports local businesses

We want to thank County Commissioner Kellie Hotter for supporting business owners trying to find affordable locationsto operate their businesses in La Plata County.Currently, the county's outdated...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Health-care bill an impending disaster

It's amazing that there is such diverse opinion about the pending health-care “reform" being reviewed in Congress.Those who speak out the loudest in support keep making the point that America is a...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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