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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

Escalante environment good for students

I am writing in response to Erin Hansen's letter (Herald, May 26). I, too, am the parent of a student at Escalante Middle School. It is ludicrous to say that Amy Kendziorski has "no control over...

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

Protect area from 'benign' uranium mining

While reading the piece on mining rules and the push to open uranium mining along the Dolores River (Herald, May 30), we were struck by the comment of Stuart Sanderson, spokesman for the Colorado...

DATE: June 4, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Escalante leadership is doing a great job

I have been a substitute teacher in the Durango 9-R School District for the last seven years. This has given me an opportunity to see many different schools in the district. About 75 percent of my...

DATE: June 4, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Escalante isn't perfect, but it's a great school

I recently completed seventh grade at Escalante Middle School. My experiences there are very different from the views expressed in Erin Hansen's letter to the editor (Herald, May 26).Our principal,...

DATE: June 4, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Conditions not right for lynx project

Has anyone figured out who needs lynx? They will live in people's backyards if there is a food supply. I had a flock of geese walking around my farm until lynx started eating one goose a day. These...

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

Much birth control causes early abortions

Charisse Tuma-Meiers wrote that the American College of Gynecologists and Obstetricians and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services agree with her organization that "reproductive health...

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

Rule changes threaten public health, safety

Residents of my subdivision recently met with the county to express our opposition to a rule change that now allows gas and oil companies to drill within small-acreage subdivisions.When I moved to...

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

High school options benefit students

I think it is time to clear the air about Animas High School. We in Durango are fortunate to have two choices for public high school. Not all students learn the same way, so why shouldn't we...

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

Principal, school serve students well

I would like to respond to Erin Hansen's letter calling for Amy Kendziorski's removal as principal of Escalante Middle School (Herald, May 26).My children have been or are Escalante students, and I...

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

Couple helps cyclist after early crash

I participated in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic road race. About three miles out of town, a rider in our group hit an orange barrier and went down, taking a couple of us with him. A bit dazed, we...

DATE: May 31, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Other factors could have led to termination

In the May 22 edition of the Herald, we were notified that the DHS Athletic Director Sheldon Keresey has been terminated due to lack of students.The Herald reported that 200 students have been lost...

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

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