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Mike Smedley

Position: Special to the Herald

Email: actionline@durangoherald.com

How about a silent vigil to protest the noise ordinance?

A new sign sprouted recently on U.S. Highway 550 north on the curve between the Animas View Drive signal and the Iron Horse Inn. The sign says “Noise Ordinance Enforced,” with graphics intended to...

DATE: March 6, 2011 | COLUMN: Action Line

New stop sign isn’t a dark plot to divert attention from Walmart

The intersection of East Animas Road and 32nd Street/Metz Lane has been changed from a two-way stop sign to a three-way stop sign. Why was the new stop sign placed on the southbound East Animas...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2011 | COLUMN: Action Line

Be careful what you wish for in switch from Albuquerque to Denver TV

I’m a relatively happy cable customer. I enjoy a reasonable amount of Denver news, Denver PBS, Colorado political ads and very occasionally good football, regardless of who is playing. I also enjoy...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2011 | COLUMN: Action Line

Biker fashion ‘Durango Pants’ aren’t quite the right fit

Back in November, Action Line provided some choice commentary on an expensive, clingy sweater called the “Durango Dress.” Anyway, while surfing the Internet, I discovered “Durango Pants.” Perhaps...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2011 | COLUMN: Action Line

Isle of Florida is not a new recycling destination

As I was driving up the new Florida Road, I noticed the sign informing drivers about the roundabout. The sign consists of a circle with three arrows, which looks like that universal recycling...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2011 | COLUMN: Action Line

Cold, hard facts dampen rumor of lake’s hot springs

Vallecito Lake has been frozen for more than a month, yet Lake Nighthorse remains unfrozen despite below-average temperatures. Rumor has it that during construction of Lake Nighthorse a...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2011 | COLUMN: Action Line

With Florida Road delays, it’s chagrin and bear it

The city of Durango is obviously justified in collecting liquidated damages from the Florida Road contractor who is going to take well over 50 percent longer to complete the project than...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2011 | COLUMN: Action Line

Cook has a beef over missing bone-in chuck roast

What gives? I’ve been to every store in town several times over the last several months looking for a bone-in chuck roast. There are none to be found. What does it take to get a bone-in chuck roast...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2011 | COLUMN: Action Line

City alert system might benefit from ‘mood ring’ hues

Was the snow used for the First Night celebration’s snowboard expo trucked down from Purgatory as originally announced? Maybe they could haul snow from all the wussy neighborhoods that complain...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2011 | COLUMN: Action Line

Among locals, resolutions are taken quite seriously

Now that it’s almost Dec. 31, would you be so kind as to round up “the usual suspects” and ask them about their New Year’s resolutions. – Jimmy Your wish is Action Line’s command. So let’s start...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2010 | COLUMN: Action Line

For yearly yuletide doggerel: Wag more, bark less

’Twas the week that is Christmas and all through our townsThe events of the past year brought smiles and frowns.So readers, indulge this most heinous of verses,You cannot be faulted for catcalls...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2010 | COLUMN: Action Line

2010 census didn’t count on Durango’s quirks

I was wondering if the Durango results for the 2010 census are now available, and if not, when this might happen? Thanks, Colleen CollinsThe feds are madly crunching numbers – and, holy cow, there...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2010 | COLUMN: Action Line

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