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Rangers appreciated by trail frequenters

While exercising his imagination, with his musings of springtime in Durango, John Peel noted the return of the rangers, in their golf carts, on the Animas River Trail, (Herald, May 11). He posed...

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

Craftsman's death shows system's ill effects

I read with sadness the obituary for Grant Hagberg. Grant was a talented craftsman and a friendly and compassionate soul. I had the pleasure of sharing a shop with him for a while and worked with...

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

New high school offering new approach

In Suzanne Garcia's letter to the editor (Herald, May 7), she shares her enthusiasm about Colorado Teacher of the Year Susan Elliott's message at the Colorado Education Association Delegate...

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

Kansas power plants will entrench LPEA

I would like to thank all those who supported me in my run for the LPEA board; thank you for your confidence and your vote.While I was campaigning, a lot of folks expressed concern to me about the...

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

Tea parties were about values, not politics

OK, so, for weeks I have listened to those who disagreed with the tea parties call them names and put them down, including those in the White House. The tea parties are not about "left" or "right"...

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

Care with tax dollars a county priority

I appreciate Don Rickelman's inquiries about the county budget as reported in the La Plata County 2008 Annual Report (Letters, Herald, May 3) concerning the county's revenues and expenditures.For...

DATE: May 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Bureau of Reclamation needs to take action

Two recent articles in the Herald point to what could become an environmental tragedy at Vallecito Reservoir. The first was the article on the pending termination of the Pine River Irrigation...

DATE: May 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Do not put politics before public health

Local residents are extremely upset about why the county commissioners, standing on doubtful legal footing and interpretation of Senate Bill 194, intend to take over San Juan Basin Health District,...

DATE: May 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

City's A-LP bill may force vote to pay

It was my good fortune recently to work with the elderly in Durango. I noticed a trend among those living in Durango on fixed incomes. Their yards often were full of weeds and not grass. When I...

DATE: May 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Columnist's writings reflect badly on Herald

After reading Dana Shino's "Practical Intuitive Tools" column, (Herald, May 10) I had my hands over my head all day, turning my psychic-centered receiving palms this way and that - like radar...

DATE: May 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

LPEA looks at only monetary costs of measure

I was extremely disappointed in the attitude toward climate-change legislation exhibited by La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) leadership as described in the Herald (May 8).The only voice of...

DATE: May 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Stance on bailouts should not be partisan

People hoping Obama fails have a lopsided view. Phil Gramm's extreme business deregulation bills during the Bush administration encouraged giant businesses to take huge risks for short-term...

DATE: May 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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