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Journal showed Al Franken's tricks

I accepted the fact a long time ago that the Herald's editorial stance is far to the left of my political standing and I usually don't bother to respond to some of the more blatant...

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

Support for VOA gratifying; keep it up

Thank you to my many wonderful friends in Southwest Colorado.For the last 24½ years I have been honored to direct the Southwest Safehouse, Durango Community Shelter and the Volunteers of America...

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

Look to health-care fixes, not interests

The Herald's June 8 Opinion page had letters to the editor both condemning government single-payer and condemning a private insurance solution. The solution should be based on what works best, not...

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

Highway 550 south project drags on forever

People keep asking about the "bridge to nowhere," but what about the endless project on Highway 550 south? How many years will it take to build three miles of highway? It was started many years...

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

'Minor uprising' led to a great nation

Another Fourth of July. It took six years of war against one of the most powerful nations in the world at that time to have this holiday.When it started, the English thought it was just a minor...

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

New stream presents opportunities

Six or seven weeks ago, a new stream began meandering down Thunderbird Road in the Trappers Crossing subdivision courtesy of the Lake Durango water system. After 30 or 40 yards, it reaches a...

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

Letters to the editor

I wonder how many "accidents" are going to occur in this county where people leave their traffic lane and hit someone before we start to address the problem. As I drive through the Animas Valley,...

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

Artifact investigators deserve thanks

This is a note of thanks to the federal investigators who worked so hard to bring the recent group of vandals and grave robbers to justice. The vast majority of citizens supports your efforts and...

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

A reminder of our neighbors' goodness

Friday, my parents experienced the caring concern that makes living in La Plata County a special experience. As they drove home from Bayfield on Florida Road (County Road 240), they watched a...

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

An opportunity to discuss the 10-acre rule

Thanks to Gai Cleaveland's letter (Herald, June 28), I have been reminded there is a worse situation that could threaten my home besides the establishment of a gas well, and that would be to have a...

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

Ultimate culprit for crisis is the people

Anyone who blames Obama for the current economic mess simply does not understand when and how that mess developed.Actually, every president since Kennedy and every Congress since WWII has...

DATE: June 30, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Consider students' priorities in teaching

Try this interesting and thought-provoking exercise.First, define success. Take your time.Now, look up the word "solipsism" in the dictionary.Next, see if you can put forward a clear vision of what...

DATE: June 30, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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