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Visiting family eases Alaskan boy's pain

On May 14, our family had a terrible loss. My 39-year-old brother passed from pancreatic cancer after a five-month battle that was most emotionally straining. He has three teenage children - ages...

DATE: June 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Beware of tick and flea drops for pets

I felt compelled to write this letter to the editor on the chance that it might save someone else the pain of losing a beloved pet. We lost our family cat of nine years on Memorial Day. Eight days...

DATE: June 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Bill Mashaw helped entire community

Bill Mashaw passed away in Washington state June 7. He was one of the first people I met after moving to Durango in 1994. With ease, he quickly became a role model, a confidant, a friend.I always...

DATE: June 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Parks just part of assault on gun rights

Wayne Hare's opinion piece (Herald, June 7) is amazing for his apparent ignorance of just what is and has been going on for some time. It is staggering that there are so many gun owners who are...

DATE: June 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Name the bridge for how it is funded

I have an idea for a new name for the "Bridge to Nowhere" near Farmington Hill. It should be dubbed "Your Tax Dollars Memorial Bridge."David Widney, Durango

DATE: June 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Grazing limit like torture for ranchers

I thought when the majority of Americans voted in Obama for president, it was to say we no longer accept acts of torture. This is what the final decision by the Columbine District Ranger for the...

DATE: June 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Abortion doctor's death is like an abortion

I wanted to hold my next letter to the editor until after the Obama administration reached critical mass. However, the murder of Dr. George Tiller and the editorial (Herald, June 2) about that...

DATE: June 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Ask Ritter why state has no Jessica's Law

Imagine my disappointment when I read the article announcing Gov. Ritter's intent to seek re-election (Herald, June 6). I was hoping to find something about Ritter's support for Jessica's Law...

DATE: June 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Op-ed on guns in parks missed the point

Wayne Hare's opinion column, "The right to bear qualms" (Herald, June 7) misses the mark (so to speak) in several ways. The legislation he referred to is not about tourists protecting themselves...

DATE: June 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Cap and trade is effective when done right

Obama's pledge - a future with more renewable energy sources and less pollution - is not the Waxman-Markey Bill. Known as the U.S. House cap-and-trade bill, this is a botched 1,000-page effort to...

DATE: June 7, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Colorado's rules envied by former resident

I am an ex-resident of Colorado who hopes to return there someday. I read with amazement the op-ed written by A.M. Mickey O'Hare (Herald, May 31) concerning the new gas and oil rules. As the...

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

Political correctness infusing nomination

The whining of the Democrats and their sycophantic press concerning the Republicans' questioning the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor for Supreme Court justice has a delicious, hypocritical irony...

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

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