Letters to the Editor

Roof-shovelers are vicious water scofflaws

I see an opportunity for Kate Burke's law firm to make a little extra water-law income (Herald, Jan.11).Recently, I witnessed a vicious criminal pushing snow off the roof and onto a lawn on West...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Limit paper boxes to actual newspapersLimit paper boxes to actual newspapersLimit paper boxes to actual newspapers

All the fuss about newspaper vending machines on and around Main Avenue has a simple resolution. Why not limit newspaper vending machines to actual newspapers?The cute, colorful "condo" machines...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Westberg loved, protected his community

I had the privilege of working with Craig Westberg over the years at the District Attorney's Offices in Farmington and Durango. Craig was a mentor to me when I was a young prosecutor, and he later...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Stores should require ID with credit cards

This is in regard to thefts in the Durango Community Recreation Center locker rooms. As has been pointed out, these types of thefts are hard to guard against. The question is, why are individuals...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Show support for Palestinians on Friday

Israel's genocidal assault on Gaza must be opposed and halted, and the Durango community must stand in solidarity with the people of Palestine and against Israel's war of aggression.We, Animas SDS...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Is globalization necessarily a bad thing?

We are all aware to some degree the phenomenon of the big box stores such as Wal-Mart and their impact on America. Over the last couple of decades, the big box retailer has been able to buy in...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Conference center will add to parking woes

"Parking is the primary complaint among residents and visitors alike in terms of barriers to increased visitation to downtown," ("Durango Downtown Market Assessment," Dec. 1, 2008).The proposed...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

A conversation among friends

I recently had the following conversation with a veterinarian technician and a shelter dog, Nemo, outside the La Plata County Humane Society. Nemo's words are translations.Me: That is such a cute...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Get off same carbon-coated energy road

I'm not sure about the point of Roger Cohen's op-ed (Herald, Jan. 4). If global warming is not happening, as Cohen has offered to wager, then why write this at all? In any case, he is right about...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Give credit to those who built the library

About those people who complain about everything including the new library: Why don't they get a life and both sides of the story before airing such negative comments?Have they ever gone to public...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

$550,000 for snowmaking is real money

Referring to the federal budget, the late Sen. Everett Dirksen allegedly said, "A billion dollars here and a billion dollars there, and pretty soon you're talking real money." In referring to the...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Conference center won't work as designed

I am becoming increasingly concerned about the wisdom of decisions regarding the growth of Durango. I have always been of the mind that those closely involved were best suited to see that things...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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