Letters to the Editor

Cyclists are guests on paved roads

Roads exist for motor vehicle traffic. They are built and maintained with taxes from the sale of gasoline and vehicle registration. Bicycles use no gasoline and don't require registration.Cyclists...

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

Relatives' experience says Gates right

I have been reading with interest the letters about Gates vs. Crowley. I think white people need to know what is really going on in America. I am a white woman whose sister married a black man in...

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

Make health care universal or nonprofit

The president's logjam issue on health care is this: The extremist Republicans don't want to make the insurance industry angry. They also think that upsetting insurance executives would go against...

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

Community should support local firms

A community divided will fall. In an effort to be fair, local businesses have the right to hire whomever they choose to do their work. However, to give local work to out-of-state companies is...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Urge Salazar to back single-payer plan

I'm writing because of Rep. John Salazar's connection with the Blue Dog Democrats standing in the way of affordable health insurance for all of us.As things stand, America is in trouble because of...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Add 'animal overpasses' to highways

This is in response to the news article ("U.S. 550 barrier a problem for wildlife," Herald, July 30) which quotes the "need to make the highway safe for people." In our river town, we continually...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Mounting crises will dwarf health care

The crisis in health care is not here yet, but if the current bill is passed, it will be.In order to pay for what would become a vast, new federal entitlement, taxes will be raised. Few care now...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Political 'aristocracy' lacks humility

Is there a common denominator between (1) the officer Crowley, Professor Gates and President Obama situation, (2) Justice Sotoamayor, and (3) the likes of Sen. Tom Daschle, Secretary of the...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Do not let fear drive health-care debate

I can understand the anxiety that all Americans have concerning health-care reform. We need common sense, not the smoke screen and scare tactics that are being used to turn voters against...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Too many religions put God in a box

Science teaches by measurement, then replication and repetition of measurement to reinforce or deny theoretical results. Who can measure God?Most major religions have confined their belief in God...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Riddle refuses to learn fracing danger

I teach international water law and international environmental law overseas. When I come home to Colorado, I come home to a state that has more than 20 active Superfund sites, nine of which...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Bicyclists should improve their attitude

I was not surprised to read the story (Herald, July 27) about the difficulty of finding volunteers for the bicycle race. I had the misfortune to be at Santa Rita Park on July 26 when many of the...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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