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Too much spent on administration salaries

After reading the article about the city's parks and trails plan (Herald, Jan. 28), I can understand why councilors Meigs and Graham do not support the POST plan or the entire operation, which is a...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Runners don't compare to Roosevelt, Rickey

Being a year-round runner of 41 years and having recently given up cursing in the interest of increasing my vocabulary beyond its usual eight or nine words, I can only say, "Bah Humbug" in response...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Save the ales to protect local economies

One of my favorite bumper stickers is "Think globally, act locally." I decided to practice this mentality and use the Bank of America example as my model.Let's say a couple of our local breweries,...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Wrong definitions applied to Obama

Regarding Mike McKinzie's pathetic attempt to label Obama as a narcissist (Letters, Herald, Jan 22): In McKinzie's own words he states that narcissism is a lack of empathy for others. Do you really...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

9-R denying access to Animas High

Durango School District 9-R is trying to prevent parents and students from learning about a terrific new education option, Animas High School. The district has used all means at its disposal -...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Navajo agenda contains devious request

In December, Navajo President Joe Shirley sent the Obama-Biden transition team a federal agenda that outlines 27 recommended policies and requests for $2.9 billion of Obama's $775 billion stimulus...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Persistent cough could be pertussis

As the Immunization Program coordinator at San Juan Basin Health Department, I am daily made aware of the ongoing outbreak of pertussis - more commonly known as whooping cough - which is one of the...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Even a white Democrat might have won

Mike McKinzie was right on in his letter (Herald, Jan. 22). Barack Obama was elected mainly because of his race. Those blacks have all the advantages. (And you'll never convince me that McCain...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Backyard flocks would work in Durango

A chicken in every lot? It's unlikely to come to that, but with the current financial woes facing us, people are looking to do more for themselves.More and more backyard gardens are springing up....

DATE: Jan. 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Learning language delayed in some children

Rachel Turiel's column, headlined "Children are language machines on little legs." (Herald, Jan. 18) should have read "My children are language machines on little legs" as evidenced by her 18-month...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Meir explained when peace will come

Golda Meir, prime minister of Israel from 1969 to 1974 said: "We can forgive the Arabs for killing our children. We cannot forgive them for making us kill their children. We will only have peace...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

$404 - Funds Not Found

I read with interest recent articles dealing with college affordability. What exactly are we paying for? The model of the residentially based college education already has been debunked as a poor...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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