Letters to the Editor

Israelis are not aggressors in conflict

I am writing in response to Shan Ealey's letter, "Palestinians living with Israel's boot on necks," (Herald, Feb. 25). Ealey's one-sided view of the Palestinians' oppression is laughable at...

DATE: March 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Soccer camps give players good opportunity

My friend Jack Turner's accusations that Durango High School soccer coach Scott Emrich used his position to financially enrich himself are completely out of line (Herald, Feb. 25).This is a coach,...

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

Highway realignment process gone awry

Our entire community should be questioning how the local "Bridge to Nowhere" has ever reached the stage of completion in which it currently sits.The Webb family is right to question the project and...

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

New high school not in community's interest

After reading Kathy Setka's opinion about Animas High School (Herald, Jan. 28), I was concerned with her conclusions.No doubt there are some students who would benefit from the alternative high...

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

Council focuses on shielding staff

Elected to the Durango City Council as an independent voice, it has been my privilege to serve the people of Durango for the last four years. Participating in municipal government and formulating...

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

Afghanistan policy looks like more of Bush's

Obama advocates can only react to his decision to perpetuate low-intensity warfare against the Taliban in Afghanistan with a deep sense of betrayal and a deeper mistrust of his motives. Now what is...

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

Economic recovery is, in part, mental

Our current economic crisis is largely a psychological crisis. True, failing mortgages and cheating business leaders are real, but our reaction to mismanagement is mental. I feel that the economic...

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

Juried photography show worthy of review

Currently showing at the Center for Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College are the juried photographs for the 6th annual juried photography show. The opening date was Jan. 25, and the show closes...

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

City should seek funds to upgrade plant

The city of Durango needs to take advantage of the stimulus package money  to upgrade the wastewater plant serving Durango. The plant went online in 1985 and discharges below the whitewater park at...

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

Even responsible drilling affects wildlife

Despite Hank Young's assurances that gas and oil development is not impacting wildlife populations (Letters, Herald, Feb. 23), it is fairly obvious that he is the one "falsely informed." Rather...

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

Water service talks neglected history

City Manager Ron LeBlanc's presentation to the City Council study session Feb. 10 regarding potential extension of water service in the Grandview area misrepresents actions taken by the council in...

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

Realize just how large stimulus measure is

I don't think everybody realizes how much money $789 billon is. Just $789 would make a car or house payment or pay property taxes. So let's start with 10 times $789 - that would be $7,890. That is...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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