Letters to the Editor

Appraisal in land swap does not add up

The appraisals use the comparable sales method of determining the values of the respective properties. The Glacier Club and the Forest Service needed a value for the property near Chris Park that...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Fears about medical pot unfounded

As a patient and "one of the people who really benefit" from the use of medicinal cannabis, I was really put off by JimTurner's letter ("Medical marijuana dispensaries bogus," Herald, Sept. 18). I...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

GOP had chance to reform health care

Dennis Pierce has had his chance to respond to the feedback from his advertisement ("Critics of ad repeat misconceptions," Letters, Herald, Sept. 11).   That is respectable, and I would expect...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

U.S. Highway 160 east needs street lights

I was wondering when the city or county will be placing lights on U.S. Highway 160 east? From the turn at Farmington Hill to the light at Three Springs, there are no lights.It shouldn't have to...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Does the community want legal pot?

There has been a lot of jovial humor about the medical-marijuana dispensaries opening in Durango. But while the idea might be easy to joke about, it is not a laughing matter.After raiding...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Land swap offers opportunities, too

The proposed land swap, if modified as discussed below, presents a real opportunity. Opponents of the swap make good points, but their uncompromising objections fail to consider positive...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Why not help people instead of bears?

A letter to the editor about bears from Larry Zauberis (Herald, Sept. 17) included the phrase "to alter the behavior of clueless offenders."Referring to Bryan Peterson of Bear Smart, a news story...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Politicians are robbing our children

Businesses and families have painfully cut back on spending to survive the politicians' assault on our economy. Yet the Herald advocates higher taxes (editorial, Herald, Sept. 4) because "there is...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Hatred and prejudice are sins, too

I am writing in response to letters from Vi McCoy (Herald, Aug. 28) and Judith North (Sept. 9).While claiming to be such good Christians in our community, and unable to control the urge to explain...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Energy policy needs to be science-based

Congress must pass a strong science-based energy bill. But nuclear power plants can't be built and brought online fast enough to alleviate climate change. Funding them is a waste of time and...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Youssef's energy will be missed at 9-R

Melissa Youssef's retirement from the School District 9-R school board prompts both sadness and joy. Her dedication to excellence in education truly is admirable. The time and energy she so...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Emrich is an ethical, successful coach

Seeing Scott Emrich criticized in the Herald is getting a little old. Honestly, it was old about a year ago when it all began.I have had the pleasure of working within Emrich's program for six...

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

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