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Choose Riegle, Brodskey for LPEA board

The Sustainability Alliance of Southwest Colorado has endorsed Harry Riegle for the District 3 La Plata Electric Association board director. Therefore, I urge LPEA members in District 3, which is...

DATE: May 3, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Highway connection fiasco needs fixing

On April 21, the Herald had an article with the headline, "Bridge, U.S. 550 unlikely to merge."As a naive taxpayer and commuter from the east of Durango, I thought the bridge a little extravagant...

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

Keep politics out of health department

The county commissioners are being very untransparent as to their true motives in wanting to replace the board of the San Juan Basin Health Department with all of their own, and I am extremely...

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

Englehart taught art and saved lives

Stanton Englehart saved my life. I landed in his Drawing 101 class more than 30 years ago as a grief-stricken 17-year-old.Stanton not only taught his students how to draw and paint, but how to...

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

Nonmotorized lake advocates not selfish

Isn't it ironic that while every single sizable body of water in the Four Corners is open to motorized boating, those gentle souls who call for Lake Nighthorse to be our only non-motorized...

DATE: April 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Build a gondola through Horse Gulch

For decades, Durangoans have held their breaths amid various proposals for Horse Gulch: a golf course, a paved highway, a reservoir, housing developments, a gravel pit mine. Each of these endeavors...

DATE: April 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Learn about plastics' ramifications

Have you heard of the word "nurdle"? I didn't until I attended the Green Film Festival on April 17-18 at the Smiley Building and watched a film called "Addicted to Plastic" by Ian Connacher. It...

DATE: April 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor

Maybe I am naïve, but I recently had an experience that left me very troubled, not only because of what I witnessed, but because of Durango High School's nonchalant reaction.I was walking along the...

DATE: April 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Tea party protesters' message mystifies

Kudos to the tea party protesters for their involvement in the political process. An active electorate is important to our democracy.I must admit, however, to being stumped as to what they were...

DATE: April 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Support was appreciated in campaign

I wanted to extend my sincere thanks to all of you who supported my City Council campaign. As I said on election night, 10 years ago I was serving coffee at Carver Brewing Co. to many of you, and...

DATE: April 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Civitan club is great way to give back

April is Civitan Awareness Month and, as the newest member of the Durango DeColores Civitan Club, I wanted to share some of the many helpful projects our club is involved in here in...

DATE: April 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Herald can't cover all Colorado issues

I was glad to see your recent editorial in support of residents of Southwestern Colorado being able to receive television reception from Denver via cable and satellite (Herald, April 2). The...

DATE: April 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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