Letters to the Editor

U.S. should buy Afghanistan's opium supply

We will not win the war in Afghanistan with military action. Afghanistan, unlike Iraq, has a very weak economy, and any further action there will only hurt efforts to help keep the government in...

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

Spending not the way to solve problems

It is impossible to spend your way out of an economic problem. If you or I get into a financial problem, the last thing we do is spend our way out, max out our credit cards. The only way to get out...

DATE: March 13, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Bowl for kids' sake either online or at lanes

As a co-chair of Big Brothers Big Sisters' 2009 Bowl for Kids' Sake fundraiser and the person who chose April 4 as the date for this year's event, I want to apologize to those who can't bowl with...

DATE: March 13, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Israelis are not aggressors in conflict

I am writing in response to Shan Ealey's letter, "Palestinians living with Israel's boot on necks," (Herald, Feb. 25). Ealey's one-sided view of the Palestinians' oppression is laughable at...

DATE: March 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Soccer camps give players good opportunity

My friend Jack Turner's accusations that Durango High School soccer coach Scott Emrich used his position to financially enrich himself are completely out of line (Herald, Feb. 25).This is a coach,...

DATE: March 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Highway realignment process gone awry

Our entire community should be questioning how the local "Bridge to Nowhere" has ever reached the stage of completion in which it currently sits.The Webb family is right to question the project and...

DATE: March 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

New high school not in community's interest

After reading Kathy Setka's opinion about Animas High School (Herald, Jan. 28), I was concerned with her conclusions.No doubt there are some students who would benefit from the alternative high...

DATE: March 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Council focuses on shielding staff

Elected to the Durango City Council as an independent voice, it has been my privilege to serve the people of Durango for the last four years. Participating in municipal government and formulating...

DATE: March 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Afghanistan policy looks like more of Bush's

Obama advocates can only react to his decision to perpetuate low-intensity warfare against the Taliban in Afghanistan with a deep sense of betrayal and a deeper mistrust of his motives. Now what is...

DATE: March 6, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Economic recovery is, in part, mental

Our current economic crisis is largely a psychological crisis. True, failing mortgages and cheating business leaders are real, but our reaction to mismanagement is mental. I feel that the economic...

DATE: March 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Juried photography show worthy of review

Currently showing at the Center for Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College are the juried photographs for the 6th annual juried photography show. The opening date was Jan. 25, and the show closes...

DATE: March 4, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

City should seek funds to upgrade plant

The city of Durango needs to take advantage of the stimulus package money  to upgrade the wastewater plant serving Durango. The plant went online in 1985 and discharges below the whitewater park at...

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

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