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Backyard flocks would work in Durango

A chicken in every lot? It's unlikely to come to that, but with the current financial woes facing us, people are looking to do more for themselves.More and more backyard gardens are springing up....

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

Learning language delayed in some children

Rachel Turiel's column, headlined "Children are language machines on little legs." (Herald, Jan. 18) should have read "My children are language machines on little legs" as evidenced by her 18-month...

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

Meir explained when peace will come

Golda Meir, prime minister of Israel from 1969 to 1974 said: "We can forgive the Arabs for killing our children. We cannot forgive them for making us kill their children. We will only have peace...

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

$404 - Funds Not Found

I read with interest recent articles dealing with college affordability. What exactly are we paying for? The model of the residentially based college education already has been debunked as a poor...

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

Energy efficiency transcends politics

The debate about global warming inevitably circles back to our energy policies.It is here that Roger Cohen (Herald, Jan. 4) and Bob Winners (Letters, Jan. 7) seem to fundamentally disagree.Cohen...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Ask Udall and Salazar to reject the FOCA

If you are pro-life, then you will need this information in the future.President-elect Obama has promised to sign into law the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA). If enacted, this law will eliminate...

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

Stop complaining and watch the deer dance

I was reading the Herald on Jan. 10, and there was an article about the new Purgatory Lodge. I read the criticisms and sighed.I live in Forest Lakes, and the night before I had watched the deer...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Roof-shovelers are vicious water scofflaws

I see an opportunity for Kate Burke's law firm to make a little extra water-law income (Herald, Jan.11).Recently, I witnessed a vicious criminal pushing snow off the roof and onto a lawn on West...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Limit paper boxes to actual newspapersLimit paper boxes to actual newspapersLimit paper boxes to actual newspapers

All the fuss about newspaper vending machines on and around Main Avenue has a simple resolution. Why not limit newspaper vending machines to actual newspapers?The cute, colorful "condo" machines...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Westberg loved, protected his community

I had the privilege of working with Craig Westberg over the years at the District Attorney's Offices in Farmington and Durango. Craig was a mentor to me when I was a young prosecutor, and he later...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Stores should require ID with credit cards

This is in regard to thefts in the Durango Community Recreation Center locker rooms. As has been pointed out, these types of thefts are hard to guard against. The question is, why are individuals...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Show support for Palestinians on Friday

Israel's genocidal assault on Gaza must be opposed and halted, and the Durango community must stand in solidarity with the people of Palestine and against Israel's war of aggression.We, Animas SDS...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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