Opinion

It’s all about who controls the forest

Dear Editor:I worked for the USFS for 14 years. I initially started doing spotted owl surveys and northern goshawk surveys and was under the assumption that I was helping the birds, but was sadly...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Spend a little time in the field

Dear Editor:Ivan Messinger’s commentary in the Aug. 23 Journal brought to light some of the images the public has of the Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and the new Colorado Parks and...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

We have to do better than Tipton

Dear Editor:Today I looked at Scott Tipton’s official website. Under Issues, the Tax Reform link reads: “The issue of Tax Reform affects all of us and dealing with it is an important part of my...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Medicare, VA do a great job on health care

Dear Editor:For the life of me I do not know how Cheryl Holdorf (Aug. 27, “Who do you want to grow your food?”) got the idea that I want the government to do everything for me from my letter, which...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Hazlewood’s fact-filled commonsense activism

Dear Editor:Roger Hazlewood will be missed so much. His activism was always filled with facts and his commonsense opinions that he relayed in many letters to the editor. His love of the Second...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Who do you want to grow your food?

Dear Editor:To Larry Berger in response to “Not What I Believe In,” published Aug. 16. Who do you want to grow your food? The government? Who do you want to build your house? The government? Who do...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Use observations, not books

Dear Editor:The guest column by Ivan Messinger in the Aug. 23 Journal is typical of bureaucrats who sit in offices and read books. Then they make decisions without any personal observation or...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Social Security is not the problem

Dear Editor:President Roosevelt promised that the money the participants paid would be put into the independent trust fund rather than into the general operating fund, and therefore, would only be...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

A better way to wage war

Dear Editor:My guess is that in future wars, men will not shoot at each other. Instead, wars will be against leaders of nations. This is one thing President Obama has gotten right. The world will...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Don't exploit the country's last wild places

Dear Editor:I applaud Tom Sykes for his Aug. 11 letter concerning The Wilderness and Roadless Area Release Act sponsored by Sen. Barrasso (Wyo.) and Rep. McCarthy (Calif.), and co-sponsored by our...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Hazlewood’s shoes will be hard to fill

Dear Editor:The conservative community lost a potent voice with the death of Roger Hazlewood. Roger knew and believed in the Constitution of the United States. His letters to the Cortez Journal...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Government of, by and for the corporations

Dear Editor:Some of our citizens who object to certain laws passed by Congress or to regulations from federal agencies are quick to cry “unconstitutional.” They shout this opinion without citing...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Submit a letter to the editor

Letters to the Editor are limited to 250 words. You will not be able to submit your letter if you exceed this limit. Please include your full name, where you're writing from and a contact phone number.

PLEASE INDICATE IF THE SUBJECT IS TIME-SENSITIVE.
We reserve the right to edit letters for length and clarity and to eliminate libelous or tasteless material.

**Opinion columns can be sent to letters@durangoherald.com or mailed to P.O. Drawer A, Durango, CO 81302. Opinion columns must be 750 words or less. Indicate in the subject line if the submission is time-sensitive.

0/250 words