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Fill-in-the-blank letter is pretty full of holes

I came up with a handy multiple-choice form letter for personal attacks: "I was (somewhere/nowhere/in the middle of the desert/on the moon) with (everyone/no one/someone I hate). This person said...

DATE: March 9, 2009 | COLUMN: Action Line

Get creative when testing your speedometer

I haven't lived in Durango long and wonder if you could help me in finding an automotive repair shop capable of calibrating the speedometer on my late-model Toyota. My speedometer is obviously 10...

DATE: March 2, 2009 | COLUMN: Action Line

Economy a rude awakening for field of dreams

Did I read correctly that Durango High School plans on firing teachers next year because of budget cuts but wants a million bucks to install fake grass on its football field? Are these people nuts?...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2009 | COLUMN: Action Line

Brown stuff on road is icky but not hazardous

Two months ago you responded to a question about West Second Avenue between 25th and 26th streets. The city gave a reason why paving hadn't been completed and promised increased attention to the...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2009 | COLUMN: Action Line

Angst-filled FLC grad needs some tough love

I'm in my early 20s at this historic, frustrating, hopeful, confusing and anxious time. I feel cheated. I wasn't old enough to vote in the last two elections, yet the consequences of those...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2009 | COLUMN: Action Line

Fine print reveals a tale of two Colo. cities

It's not just the gas stations that give locals the shaft. In  The Durango Herald, a half-page ad on Jan. 23 showed Frontier Airlines offering an economy flight between Durango and Denver for just...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2009 | COLUMN: Action Line

Drivers squeezed by thinner parking spaces

There are more important problems in the world, but I've got a gripe: narrow parking spaces. I run a business on east Eighth Street and all day long, I watch locals and tourists alike try to...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2009 | COLUMN: Action Line

Clueless skiers, bikers clog trails, roads

In the summer, my pet peeve is bicyclists riding two abreast like they own the place, giving all road bicyclists a bad name. In winter, it's classic cross country skiers who eschew the track so...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2009 | COLUMN: Action Line

Tips for making 2009 an arrest-free year

A friend was a passenger in a car that was pulled over for speeding. Along with requesting the driver's license, the officer also asked my friend (the passenger) to produce identification. Is this...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2009 | COLUMN: Action Line

Plowing leaves residents in the cold

Why can't the city do a better job of snow removal? I can't believe the city waits until folks have driven over all the streets and packed down the snow into irremovable ice, which then turns the...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2009 | COLUMN: Action Line

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