Letters to the Editor

Help animals by spaying, neutering pets

Last year, more than 44,000 pets were euthanized in Colorado because there were not enough homes for them. Colorado's numbers are low compared with the rest of the United States, in which between 3...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Like Lincoln, Darwin liberated humankind

As our country celebrates the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln on Feb. 12, we should also acknowledge the birthday of the father of the theory of evolution, Charles Darwin. Born on exactly the...

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

Papers get their due for fueling bubbles

Ray Ring wrote unhappily about daily newspapers losing out in the news business competition (Herald, Feb. 8). But here's a thought for the villainy done by the news media generally: Daily...

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

City taxes should pay for health clinic

My tax bill cometh. It must be paid so the city can hire consultants for parks and recreation assessment, build the overpass and make our own snow at Chapman Hill. Never mind keeping the health...

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

Drivers, cyclists ignore crossing students

I am an outraged fourth-grader at Riverview Elementary. Every day I walk to school. I have to cross the same crosswalk to get to school. And let me tell you, it's dangerous! Cars don't stop for me...

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

Young people have many school options

I wanted to take a quick second to let the community know how excited I am to be involved with the new Animas High School. AHS, a free public school of choice, will be opening in the fall of...

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

Cyclists need lane to stay out of drivers' way

With the January thaw, can spring (i.e. training time for the Iron Horse) be far behind? Last summer, we were given the news about a possible ordinance on County Road 250 (Herald, July 15, 2008)....

DATE: Feb. 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Bailout wish list is only consumerism

I was startled to read the comparison of a $2 billion Colorado stimulus package to Christmas (Herald, Jan 24). The fact that we "need" a $2 billion infusion calls for a more somber tone, and the...

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

Raise chickens to restore Earth's balance

Let's join with cities throughout the country and welcome chickens in Durango. The arguments in opposition to chickens in Durango are easy to solve. Supporters realize that the rules need not be...

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

Game management crucial to ranchers

We can be thankful the Animas Valley north of Durango does not have conflict as in Gaza; but there is a rancher and his neighbor who need to talk to each other to help keep it that way (Letters,...

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

Vicious tone not fitting for local shows

I find that the Herald's Arts & Entertainment editor, Pat Miller, rubs me the wrong way. Her comments are neither a critique nor reporting. She is snide and sarcastic in her comments, especially...

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

Mercy staff showed courtesy, compassion

I have just spent five days at a most remarkable place. All my needs were met. I was safe and well cared for. The staff was caring, professional and courteous. No, I was not at Disneyland, but...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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