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Exponents make big numbers easier

Howard White ("Give each homeowner $1 million for loan," Letters, Herald, March 15) is correct; he is not very good at math. Although mathematics is not my greatest strength, I am competent in...

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

Adults make sports too serious for kids

Regarding Jack Turner's "Pay to Play" (Herald, March 22), once upon a time, kids took a ball outside and played. Then there was adult-supervised kids soccer.Soon, all the kids got together and...

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

Eviction leaves resident without hope

I am a resident of Durango with multiple sclerosis and I am also legally blind. I was recently evicted from my HUD supplemented, low income, disability apartment at Tamarin Square for the reason of...

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

Thompson will be positive force for city

I'm writing to encourage Durango citizens to vote for Christina Thompson for City Council by Tuesday. I have had the great pleasure of knowing and working with her for more than eight years. She is...

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

Get serious, support the president

President Obama has inherited the biggest financial problems since President Roosevelt in 1933. I do see hope for our country and for the Obama administration because the president is looking at...

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

Get serious, support the president

President Obama has inherited the biggest financial problems since President Roosevelt in 1933. I do see hope for our country and for the Obama administration because the president is looking at...

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

Volunteer to help fight against cancer

I am a 16-month cancer survivor. I was diagnosed the day my youngest grandchild was born. It is a life-changing experience to hear the words, "You have cancer."I had a wonderful support network,...

DATE: March 31, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

New gas rules are not scaring off industry

It's just bizarre that Republicans continue to say Colorado's proposed gas and oil regulations are scaring off companies from our state. This defies common sense, and the facts. The Herald deserves...

DATE: March 30, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Broderick right for these uncertain times

We're lucky to have Paul Broderick running for City Council during a time when we need to select our leadership carefully.Paul has always been at least two or three steps ahead of his peers because...

DATE: March 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Now is time to fund Colorado State Parks

During this economy, it is not a good time for funding recreation. About 170 citizens were told at a recent meeting that there is no manager or money for public recreation facilities at Lake...

DATE: March 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Artificial turf is better in many ways

Artificial turf athletic fields are good because they can be used 24/7 no matter the weather - the recreational availability of one artificial turf field is equal to three to four natural turf...

DATE: March 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Gas, oil drilling pushes costs to taxpayers

I am sending this letter because there is another side to natural gas drilling that is going to cost taxpayers that is repeatedly ignored by the media. The cost of fires, water contamination...

DATE: March 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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